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Asia Archives - Page 2 of 4 - The Cultureur | Luxury Travel for the Global Citizen

Sunday Snapshot: Jaipur, India

June 16, 2013
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Majestic aerial views of Amber Fort in the royal city of Jaipur, India.
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Sunday Snapshot: Istanbul, Turkey

June 2, 2013
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The juxtaposition of Islamic calligraphy and the crucifix inside the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey is an experience in itself and yet another example of Turkey’s tolerance of other faiths.
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[Interview] Social Entrepreneur Julia Kastner, Founder of Eva & Paul, A Socially-Conscious Premium Organic Denim Brand for Women

May 28, 2013
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Meet Julia Kastner, founder of Eva & Paul, a socially-conscious, premium organic denim line for women, focusing on the perfect sizing and boosting sustainability, while supporting local farmers and artisans in rural India.

While traveling in Mexico as a Kiva Microfinance Fellow, Julia […]

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Sunday Snapshot: New Delhi, India

April 28, 2013
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The echoes of pain and injustice reverberate through this 16-year-old trafficking victim’s every step, as she bounces through the suffocating corridors of G.B. Road, the red-light district of New Delhi, India.
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Top 5 *Indian* Food Musts in New Delhi

April 2, 2013
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Indian food in the Indian capital? You don’t say.

Jokes aside, with the recent explosion of international dining options and fusion restaurants in New Delhi, traditional Indian food seems to have taken a back seat. But when I’m traveling to another country, I expect loads of […]

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48 Hours in New Delhi, India

February 17, 2013
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A city where old world charm and modern aspirations jostle for survival, New Delhi has often been compared to a phoenix rising from the ashes. The dynamic city-state of New Delhi has sustained a lasting affair with conquest and change, after having been occupied, plundered, abandoned […]

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What Can You Learn from an 8-year-old from the New Delhi Slums? More than You Think.

January 6, 2013
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Excerpt from my U.S. Embassy International Narcotics/Law Enforcement journal…
He was a young, scrawny boy that lived in the New Delhi slums adjacent to the NGO where I taught English and basic computer skills. He was my student, Krishnan. During my bi-weekly English lessons, he […]

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Travel Tip #6: Try to integrate yourself into the local society as much as possible, even if that means stepping outside your comfort zone and trying new local customs.

December 27, 2012
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We’ve all heard the clichéd adage: when in Rome, do as the Romans do. Some destinations are easier to blend in with locals, while others require a conscious effort on your part. As I write this paragraph, one experience in particular comes to mind. My friends […]

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Face-off between India and Pakistan at the Wagah Border

December 5, 2012
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The Wagah Border is the only public border straddling Pakistan and India, 27 km from Amritsar, India and 29 km from Lahore, Pakistan. Every evening, during a flag ceremony, both countries lower their respective flags in a highly-publicized event. Hundreds, or even thousands of local and foreign […]

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Travel Souvenirs: Bringing the World Home

November 21, 2012
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I never consciously thought about what I’ve accumulated from my travels over the years or how my souvenir style has evolved over time until I read a recent NYT article and blog post regarding souvenirs (links below). I used to be an avid collector of shot […]

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