India

Photographer’s Guide: Varanasi ‘Ganga Aarti’ Puja Ceremony

Photographer’s Guide: the Varanasi ‘Ganga Aarti’ Puja Ceremony Whether for Hindu pilgrims on a spiritual journey or international backpackers on a decidedly more voyeuristic trip, the Indian city of Varanasi draws visitors from all over the world and one of the headline attractions in town is the nightly Aarti puja ceremony on the shore of … Continue reading »

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Instagram Update: The Best of January+

Instagram Update: The Best of January+ Somehow between Christmas and New Year and running off to India for both of those and more, I managed to skip posting my favorite and best/most popular photos from Instagram in December. The past few months on Instagram have reflected my actual travel and location a lot more than the … Continue reading »

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Experienced Traveler’s Guide: Skipping Half the Tourist Places in Jaipur

Experienced Traveler’s Guide: Skipping Half the Tourist Places in Jaipur There are, quite frankly, far too many tourists sites in the world for me to have either the desire or ambition to see them all. Sometimes I make a half-hearted attempt but in a place like India where my stomach was in a constant state … Continue reading »

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Travel Budget: India

Travel Budget: India A photo posted by Stephen Lioy (@slioy) on Jan 12, 2015 at 9:51pm PST   One of the things I’ve gotten away from in the past year has been publishing my travel budgets in an attempt to help other backpackers get a feel for how much they can expect to spend in … Continue reading »

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The Year in Photos: 2014

The Year in Photos: 2014 I take a lot of photos. I don’t have a firm count on how many I shot in 2014, but I kept around 5000 shots this year and tend to delete the majority of what I take so 10,000 is a conservative estimate. Even with all those to choose from, … Continue reading »

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