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Point/Counterpoint with Marissa and Erin

Just a glimpse into our daily gchats. This is why we need our own reality show…   Marissa:  I think I should become a Professional Namer. “Marissa! We need a name for a show about horses that is targeted at men.” … Continue reading

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Drug Suitcase

I’ve lamented the perils of online dating before on the ol’ blog, especially the treacherous waters where the OKCupid sharks circle hungrily around their prey. But this one…this one my friends…takes the cake. Now, because I’m a lady, I will … Continue reading

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Leaving India in my dust

Greg’s Indian cell phone buzzes at 4:45AM and wakes us up. It’s our rickshaw driver letting us know he’s waiting outside. Oh sweet lord baby Jesus Ganesha and all that is holy! There are many gods. We throw everything together … Continue reading

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Amma’s Ashram in India (Part 2)

Once inside the ashram, I am surprised to see it’s mostly Westerners. Wasn’t expecting that. We head to the information window and I’m feeling very Eat, Pray, Love all of the sudden. As we fill out our paperwork, I’m wondering … Continue reading

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Amma’s Ashram in India (Part 1)

We were planning to spend our last days in Varkala, but our 2nd day there we learn that the Communist Party of India (official name) is planning a 48 hour strike and all public transport will be shut down. This … Continue reading

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Varkala pt 2

Nighttime is my favorite in Kerala. The bars and restaurants turn into an ambient lighting paradise, with thousands of fairy lights strung on the branches of trees that grow straight into the restaurants. Like tree houses for adults. Lounge music … Continue reading

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Varkala pt 1

After 2 days with the family, we say goodbye to auntie and uncle and the group splits. 4 journey back to the beach, 2 stay in the jungle, and 2 head back to the States. I’m part of the beach … Continue reading

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Kerala

Our time in Goa is cut short by our next destination: Kerala. And that flight was quite eventful due to yours truly. You must remember, at this point I was operating on 4-5 days with no sleep. My brain was … Continue reading

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North Goa

(I pulled this straight from my journal entry that I wrote the day we went to North Goa) Goa: Everything we went through before was worth it for her. Our second day we take a car to North Goa. Boho … Continue reading

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Lorelei gets an 8 Hour Nose Piercing

While moseying around North Goa after dinner, Lorelei decides to get her nose pierced. It’s horrific. And falls out 8 hours later. #fail

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