Category Archives: Asia

Lugging my seriously jetlagged self onto Oriental Express train

I’m off to the Singapore train station to board the Eastern & Oriental Express train to Thailand. There’s no Wi-Fi on the train, so I’ll let you know how it went when I resurface in Bangkok, where I’m spending a … Continue reading

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With vintage hat in hand, ready for Eastern & Oriental Express

I’m packing even as we speak for my Asian adventure. First things first: rounding up the necessary electrical adapters. Hey, that might not be first on your list, but when faced with the prospect of not having the right plug … Continue reading

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Gearing up for my Great Noodle Soup Taste Test in Vietnam

No, I’m not talking about my Bubbie’s matzo ball and noodle soup. But there’s another soup I’ve come to adore that’s almost as good: Pho, Vietnamese noodle soup. It’s a big bowl of steaming rice noodle soup with whatever you’d … Continue reading

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Going to be murder if I don’t find right hat for Orient-Express

Just one week to go before I head to Asia to board the Eastern & Oriental Express in Singapore — sumptuous sister train to the Orient-Express in Europe. I’m all set. Well, mostly. In case you’re wondering: Why that one? … Continue reading

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Gearing up for intrigue aboard Orient-Express in Asia

Really excited: Working on my upcoming trip on the Eastern & Oriental Express — sister train to the Orient-Express in Europe, but in southeast Asia. This odyssey will take me from Singapore, through Malaysia and Thailand, to Bangkok. Stopping on … Continue reading

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Oceans 57: Destination, Tasmania, Australia

Waiting for midnight flight from airport in Hyderabad, India, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as I wind my way waay southeast to Australia. It’s going to take two back-to-back flights to get there. I recharge with a lap full of Indian … Continue reading

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Hyderabad, India: Gupta lives on

Goodbye, Gupta from **Outsourced.  Sorry you were canceled. Hello, real Gupta, in Hyderabad. **This aside on outsourcing: When I got my India visa, I had to deal with a private company.  That’s right: India outsources U.S. visa applications to a … Continue reading

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