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A Sadhu or a Hindu ascetic smokes a bidi, a local cigarette hand-rolled with leaf tobacco, inside a makeshift shelter on the banks of the river Ganges in Kolkata. © Jim Zuckerman

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. Known as the Blue City, here in a view from the Mehrangarh Fort. Hundreds of years ago the Brahmins painted their homes blue in this city in order to set themselves apart. After time, everyone began to use the same blue. Was here summer 2005.

from Hippie In Heels

15 Tips on Eating Street Food in India & Not Getting Sick

These 15 Tips on eating street food in India from an expat living here two years will help you stay healthy in India and enjoy the indian street food

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WARNING: 20 Common Tourist Scams in India

India isn’t usually the gap year backpackers’ first choice destination. Maybe because of the onslaught of smells and dirt, or maybe it’s because of the horror stories of scams happening to travelers. From jewelers, and cab drivers, to the cable man, I think in a year and half I’ve had every scam attempted on me that India has to offer. Maybe if I warn everyone about them- they won’t be afraid to travel in India. Some happen in places other than India too, but without further ado, here you…