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The bakers.

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Visiting one of Mumbai's slums was top on our list of things to do. We'd heard stories of hope and perseverance; of people building life from a few pieces of cardboard, corrugated steel and plastics. In fact, on our boat trip down the Amazon we met a Spaniard who had lived in a Mumbai slum and made a film about the fight over land. Over the course of his experience with the slum's inhabitants he ... View Essay »

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StorySometimes you find yourself holed up

Yesterday we had a wonderful bike ride, whirring around the city with a local Thai named Tap. We found him through a local bike tour company called Follow Me.

It was all very exhilarating - cycling down backalleys and over uneven, craggy cement and by little food stalls and street vendors that only the locals know about (see, you can only find them outside people's backdoors.)

It reminded me of the one time I visited the Amalfi coast in Italy and tried to walk my way from the tippy top of Ravelo all the way back to the town of Amalfi. Just as it was nearing dinner time my then-boyfriend and I found ourselves snaking down these tiny, tiny little backstreets stuffed with houses barely higher than ourselves. We noticed we were looking in on everyone's backdoor, which happened to ... View Story »

GalleryThe Rio Negro

August 3rd to 6th Matt, mom and I spent aboard the Amazon Clipper with 29 other passengers, cruising around the Río Negro.

The flooded edges of the Río Negro are filled with mysterious, tree-lined tunnels of shimmering light and elusive mamals. Our favorite moments were spent in the small boats, slipping in and out of the trees (or sometimes crashing headlong into them) for a glimpse of a bird or reptile. It's a jungle like no other, submerged in a deep, reddish-brown river.  View Gallery »