India

Several months after arriving back in Los Angeles, we ask our intrepid explorer Vince Robbins to reflect on his ten weeks “On The Road” in South East Asia… here are his highlights and life lessons learned (don’t worry these don’t include “finding himself”). For me traveling is often an experiment;…

Another week and another adventure On The Road! This week Vince (G+, FB, Tw) pays homage to the world’s most over-the-top tombstone, aka the Taj Mahal. I’ve probably known about the Taj Mahal since I was seven years old; it’s one of those iconic monuments whose form is burned into…

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From Hollywood to Bollywood, our LA reporter, Vince Robbins, arrives in India’s capital, New Delhi, checking into a hotel in the dubious sounding “Backpackers’ Ghetto”. He’s got a mix of Forts and films on his agenda. You know that feeling when, after a 10-year prison sentence, your day of pardon…

Having called on Mumbai and Goa, Vince travels inland to Hampi where he discovers the ruins of a centuries-old city amongst spectacular rock formations and jungle. He also comes face to face with a wild and savage animal… The overnight bus from Goa to Hampi would have been just fine…

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Vince arrives in Goa, where his party radar lets him down. An encounter with a young bracelet hawker however turns into an opportunity to spend the evening with an entire Indian family and form a bond that goes beyond the tourist dollar. All I’d heard from anybody who’s traveled to…