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The Rubin Museum: Himalayan Art in NYC

The Rubin Museum: Himalayan Art in NYC It was only from a fellow traveler – the kind you take recommendations from without question, because you know they know what’s up – that I knew of New York’s The Rubin Museum in the first place. It was only because of a favorite country – an almost obsessive  appreciation … Continue reading »

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Instagram Updates: Best of April

Instagram Updates: The Best of April   Though I’m writing well after, I took all and posted most of these photos before the string of earthquakes that hit Nepal starting on April 25th. I encourage you to view these photos with an eye to the beauty of the country, but don’t forget that it will … Continue reading »

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Chariots and Pierced Tongues: Bisket Jatra in Bhaktapur

Chariots and Pierced Tongues: Bisket Jatra Festival in Bhaktapur It takes something special to keep me in the city of Kathmandu for an extra week instead of jaunting off to the mountains of Nepal. I’ve had good luck in the past with festivals in this country, though, whether with Tibetan monks at the Mani Rimdu … Continue reading »

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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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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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Photo Slideshow: Nepal

I loved Nepal both as a travel destination and as a place for photography. So many cultures, landscapes, and people. So much history visible just walking down the street in some of the cities. For travel, adventure, or adventure travel its a country that I highly recommend. I took more photos I’m proud of in … Continue reading »

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