The Grand Prismatic Spring

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When I finally got the chance to travel to Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Prismatic Spring was the only attraction that I wanted to see. I had seen so many beautiful pictures of it and I was really looking forward to seeing it in person. But as I stood there on the viewing walk board, I was so disappointed. I didn’t see any colors.. just a lot of vapors emanating from the surface of the spring.

I realized I needed to get to higher ground if I wanted to see this spring in all its glory. I found a hill along the neighboring trail.

It was a steep climb. My heavy backpack didn’t make things any easier either. But when I got to the top of the hill and when I finally saw the majestic beauty of this spring, it was all worth it!

The Street-side Book Shop

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India has a large market for pirated books. Most people would frown upon this kind of copyright infringement but these street-side book vendors provide a niche market for avid readers who may not be able to afford the high retail prices of the originals. This is not to suggest that selling pirated copies of books is right but they do, however, make popular books affordable to the masses. Books are, after all, food for the mind.

Happiness In A Teacup

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On a recent trip to Wayanad, Kerala (India), I had the pleasure of waking up early one morning to site of the morning mist rolling over the vast tea plantations that have been prevalent in this area since the rule of the British raj. With the warmth from the tea in my hand and the slight chill of the winter morning mist around me, I felt bliss. Life seems so simple sometimes. It’s always the little things that take you by surprise.