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Tan Thoi Nhat, District 12, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
In Vietnam’s bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, glittering high-rises and global brands are on the rise—but at L’Usine, a café-boutique hidden along shopping strip Dong Khoi, it’s the old, the handmade, and the local that are revered. Housed...
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Chợ, Lê Lợi, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
Jackfruit and dragonfruit on display at a fruit stand in Banh Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh.
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141 Nguyễn Huệ, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
The Rex Hotel remains the most historic hotel in District 1. It’s undergone massive renovations since its heyday as a hangout for journalists during the war, including the addition of a luxury ground floor filled with pricey shopping. Skip that...
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341 Cao Đạt, Phường 1, Quận 5, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Whenever I get the urge to complain about my lack of space in the US, I remember the efficiently packed tight way that almost everyone else in the world lives. For instance, SE Asians are the masters of balancing their wares on bicycles. They also...
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Brahma Temple Road, Ganahera, Pushkar, Rajasthan 305022, India
One of the things I love about India is the faces, there are so many interesting people, intense eyes, fascinating facial hair etc. they wear evidence of life on their faces and its fun to imagine what the stories behind those eyes must be.
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Hawa Mahal Rd, Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
One can only imagine the royal gossip exchanged behind the pink sandstone screen of Jaipur's Hawa Mahal when women of the royal household gathered on the upper floors of the five-story palace to watch street festivals below while they remained...
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Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India
Rising from a rocky hillside 11 kilometers (almost 7 miles) northeast of Jaipur, Amber's formidable fortress was financed with war booty when it was built by Maharaja Man Singh in 1592. More palace than fort, the magnificent edifice testifies to...
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There are so many wonderful sites to see in Jaipur, but one not to be missed is the fruit and vegetable market in the old city. Brimming with vendors selling everything from mangoes to cucumbers to tomatoes and pineapples. It's a scene to just...
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City Palace, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Spread out over several acres in the heart of Jaipur’s old town, the rose-hued City Palace complex reflects the influence of several rulers, starting with the 18th-century Maharajah Jai Singh II, who planned and built the outer walls, and...
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I happened upon this moment at a night market in Jaipur, India, which has some of the best shopping for beaded crafts, jewelry, ceramics, carpets and textiles. This jewelry stand in Johari Bazaar was crowded with women interested in the necklaces,...
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Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India
After taking an exhilarating elephant ride up to the fort, we were lucky enough to have gotten there before a lot of other tourists. As we explored farther and farther into the fort, it seemed like it belonged to us alone. The colorful sandstone...
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Babaji Ka Modh, Goner Rd, Jagdish Colony, Prem Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302031, India
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Situated on 32 acres of land on the outskirts of Jaipur—but still a quick drive from the city’s historic forts and palaces—this massive hotel mixes traditional Rajasthani style with modern amenities. Although there are a number...
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Johri Bazar, Gangori Bazar, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302003, India
Johri is Hindi for jeweler, and you’ll find plenty of examples at this Indian bazaar. Rajasthani brides visit before their big day for the Crayola spectrum of saris. Pick up impossibly soft pashminas and silver-threaded sandals, too. No wedding...
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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Jaipur is capital and the largest city of the largest state Rajasthan in India. The city is stood at the foot of the sprawling 300 year old hilltop Amber fort just on the outskirt of the city. Jaipur is also called the pink city due to its pink...
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Rajasthan, India
Ranthambore is one of the biggest national parks in Northern India, located about 130 km from Jaipur on the former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur. The park is famous for its tigers and tiger preservation, but you can spot many other...
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Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
Janta Mantar, a Jaipur park for the space-and-time-inclined, was built in the early 1700s by the Maharaja Singh. The UNESCO World Heritage site, located in the old city, contains 20 large stone astronomical instruments designed...
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Find clothing, accessories, and home decor from India’s coolest designers at Hot Pink’s boutiques in Narain Niwas Palace and Amber Fort. Its hanging fish-scale lamp by Thierry Journo of Idli Design is covered in gold leaf. This appeared in the...
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Pushkar Lake, Pushkar, Rajasthan 305022
In Pushkar, drought and failed urban planning have devastated the town's sacred lake, leaving it bone dry save for the bathing ghats which lie on what was once the water's edge. Standing beside one of the few remaining reservoirs, I watch as five...
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Jacob Rd, Civil Lines, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006, India
It was 6:30in the morning, a new friend invited us to walk to the see the palace. It was a cloudy day but for a few minutes the sun came through the clouds and I managed to capture the sun coming up over the palace. Jaipur is a must for anyone...
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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
This picture is a case of unexpectedly perfect timing. As I stood on the road in Jaipur with my iPhone, waiting to capture the elephants on their way to the Holi elephant festival, this elephant spurted water from its trunk at the exact moment I...
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Jacob Road, Civil Lines, Ganpati Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006, India
The Palace on water!
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Ghat Darwaza, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302003, India
Ancient temples of splendor may lure travelers to India, but it's the colorful people whom you will long remember. During Holi celebrations, street markets burst with pinks, purples and greens. In Jaipur, women rule the streets as they barter and...
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f45 3rd avenue lal bhadur sl marg, Shri Vihar, Mahaveer Nagar, Durgapura, Nagar, Rajasthan 302018, India
While on a Fulbright Summer Seminar in India, I walked into this classroom to many warm smiles and greetings of "Hello Sir."
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babaji ki haveli sant namdev marg namdev chowk, New Sanganer Rd, Boharon Ka Mohalla, Dada Gurudev Nagar, Sanganer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302029, India
Having loved Indian fabrics and design for many years, when I was invited to go along on a buying trip with Katrina Ulrich of Red Persimmon Imports, I jumped at the chance. Sanganer, just outside of Jaipur is where blocks are carved from teak and...
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Opp Bairwa Petrol Pump Purani Chungi Agra Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302031, India
The Monkey Palace (Galwar Bagh) has a quiet serenity that stands in stark contrast to the chaos of the nearby streets of Jaipur, the Pink City. Wandering through the temple you can feel eyes on you almost immediately. These two quietly peered at...
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Behind Hotel Trident, Near Airforce Station, Amer Road, Pratap Nagar, Parasrampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
Everyone told me to look for the block printing when I was planning a recent trip to Jaipur. So on my trip, my tour guide introduced me to Rishi at the Handicraft Haveli. Rishi's team of block printers create these incredible works of art. Each...
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New Colony, Near Panch Batti, M.I. Road, Jayanti Market, New Colony, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India
During a visit to the "Excellent Elementary School" in Samode, northwest of Jaipur, I was amused by this group of young boys jostling for position to drink from the water spigot in the school's once-glorious courtyard. Taking advantage of their...
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No. C 16, Bhagwan Das Road, Panch Batti, C Scheme, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India
The line at the ticket booth for Jab Tak Hai Jaan, the new Yash Chopra filck, was already down the street when I arrived at the majestic Raj Mandir Cinema an hour before showtime. Luckily, that was the men's line; the separate women's line, which...
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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Worth paying a visit, also at night to see the colorful windows with lights. It was for benefit of women that the palace was built, with small windows and screened balconies, women were provided with a view of everyday life, since Rajput royal...
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#125 Helloj Road, Near Tehsil Office, Pushkar, Rajasthan 305022, India
From the basket of a hot air balloon just before sunrise, the Pushkar Camel Fair below looks uncrowded, quiet and serene. The feeling is very different when you're on the ground - thousands of camels, cattle and beautiful Marwari horses along with...
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52, Jaipur Rd, Mission Compound, Gopalbari, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India
Holi, a religious spring festival primarily celebrated in South Asia, is what you would call, "A Color Overload." Powder is sold along the streets in an explosive array of colors, from fuchsia to neon yellow, so bright your eyes almost can't take...
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Krishna Nagar, Brahampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
When Maharajah Jai Singh II—the founder of Jaipur—built this hilltop fort in 1734, he did so both to create a royal retreat and to further fortify the burgeoning city below, connecting the complex with other structures like Jaigarh...
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Rajasthan, India
Our safari jeep picked us up at 6:30 a.m. Our wildlife guide, Arvinda, explained that the Tiger Reserve’s goal is to preserve the Royal Bengal Tiger. There are 33 tigers and their cubs living on the reserve. The Royal Bengal Tiger weighs 265 kg...
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Pushkar, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305022, India
The beautiful and sacred town of Pushkar is a complete treat for nature lovers. Positioned finely in the lap of nature and ornamented with the serene and stunning lakes, the sacred town of Pushkar is a perfect holiday spot for all. According to...
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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
I was walking around Jaipur in Rajasthan when this dog popped up out of nowhere (seemingly) to rest its head on the window sill.
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40 Golimar Garden Nagar, Nigam Colony, Y Jaipur Golimar Garden, Tripoliya Bazar, Tripoliya Bazar, Civil Lines, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
Jaipur is world-famous for their precious and semi-precious stones. Supposedly 80% of the world's semi-precious stones are cut in Jaipur. There are tons of jewelry stores throughout the Pink City, and it's tough to know where to go. I wanted to...
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Devisinghpura, Rajasthan 302028, India
Meet the local transportation team at the Amber Fort in Amer (a town 6.8 miles from Jaipur), in the Rajasthan state of India. Located high on a hill and built in 1515, these friendly representative pachyderms make for a great trip up and into the...
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The moment I entered a certain hindu temple in the holy lakeside town of Pushkar, India, I felt overwhelmed. Chanting, singing, clapping, bells and music filled the air around me, as crowds moved through its bustling confines . Yet after finding a...
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Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India
Upon my arrival to Amer Palace in the Pink City of Jaipur, a line of beautiful grand elephants wait to bring you up the hill to the Palace. This one in particular stood calmly among the others and greeted me with his long trunk tickling my toes...
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Pushkar, Rajasthan, India
Even if you don't go to Pushkar when the Camel Fair is happening, you can always go for a Camel Ride.
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271, Kishanpole Bazar, Modikhana, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India
The “Pink City” of Jaipur is atop many itineraries to the state of Rajasthan in India. There you’ll find the Hawa Mahal and the City Palace, two very impressive homes of the city’s former maharajas, and must-sees for everyone who visits Jaipur. In...
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Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India
I opted to walk up to the Amer Palace (which took all of 10 minutes) instead of standing in the long line of tourists waiting to catch a ride on one of the brightly painted elephants. That saved me a bit of time and also allowed me the freedom to...
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Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India
While exploring the Amber Palace just outside of Jaipur, I came across these two ladies that were working. They obliged my request to take their photo, as they were doing some serious restoration work on the structure. Given that most of the...
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Global House, 21/59, Bhrigu Path, Mansarovar, Mansarovar, Mansarovar Sector 7, Mansarovar Sector 6, Mansarovar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302020, India
The Shekhawati region of India is in the northeast portion of Rajastan, not far from Jaipur. Once ruled by the Shekhawat Rajputs, the area is renowned for its exquisitely painted havelis, or private mansions, many of which contain some of the most...
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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Looking out from the fort I was captivated by an elephant caravan taking workers, supplies and tourists to the top. With the city as a backdrop it transported me back in time and I was blissfully lost in the moment.
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Rajasthan, India
When you travel to India for the first time, there are great expectations of what you may see: the Taj Mahal, Jaipur and the Amber Fort, Varanasi and the Ganges, etc. But surely on the top of the list would be to see a Royal Bengal Tiger in the...
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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
I'm always amazed at the seeming ease, and grace, with which women in many locations I have been to are able to carry impossible loads atop their heads. Whether on a relatively even road or a rugged trail, they walk with confidence maintaining...
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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Patting a cobra is one of the highlights of a Jaipur visit, along with the questionable act of donning the snake charmer's turban. Known as "the Pink City," because of its rosy, wedding-cake architecture, Jaipur also amazes with a sprawling...
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ajmer, National Highway 89, Pushkar, Rajasthan 305022, India
A sunset camel ride (they do go slowly, more like a walk) leaves from across the lake in Pushkar and you dismount at a desert campfire with dancing whirling Gypsy girls, passionate music and dinner. Kick off your shoes and kick up some dust. Try...
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Ranthambhore Rd, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan 322001, India
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Hoping to see a tiger - this is the place!
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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
The streets of Jaipur are a sensory overload if you are not prepared. We were often overwhelmed by the crush of people, animals, and cars all crossing the road along with bikes weaving at the same time. Yet despite the cacophony of street life,...
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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Music to your ears
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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Even without knowing where this photo was taken, one would guess India. It's amazing how something so simple can say so much.
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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
We literally drove around the block to return to take this shot of this wonderful seller against the orange wall but to my surprise when I lifted the camera to my face, a woman in an orange sari appearing. Thank you….. thank you!