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It’s a Good Day to Bombay: My Day with the Dabbawallas!

Dressed in their white kurta pajamas and traditional Gandhi caps, Mumbai’s fabled army of dabbawallas has been satisfying the hunger of the city’s commuters daily since 1890.  A minor miracle of logistics, this carefully choreographed tiffin service is celebrated around the world and has even been studied by the likes of Harvard Business School.  In […]

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How to Camp on The Mall (Or Die Trying)

Staking out your campsite on The Mall is serious business, y’all. Tent placement, power supply, food and beverage, weather considerations, personal hygiene.  And, if I do say so myself, I think my brother Jack and I did a brilliant job! Here, you can see my brother Jack setting up our mini lounge chairs for our mini

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Drowned, Decapitated and Drop-Dead Crazy: The Island of the Dolls

Deep in the heart of the canals of Xochimilco lies an island. An island with a tragic and terrifying history. An island that will send shivers up and down your spine. Over the years, rumors have run rampant about this tiny island being cursed or inhabited by something (or some things?) darker. If you are

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All the Queen’s Men: Right Royal Facts About the Queen’s Guard

Dressed in their iconic red coats and bearskin hats, the Queen’s Guard exemplifies classic British pomp and no visit to London would be complete without witnessing this world-famous ceremony.  The Changing of the Guard is a centuries-old tradition steeped in custom and is led by experienced, front-line soldiers. For more than a millennium, the British royal

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