Mandalapa's Excursions

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Currently in: New York | Miles traveled: 450,000 miles | Countries Visited: 27

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Lemosho route hike

During the summer of 2013, I embarked on an adventure to hike kilimanjaro. Climbing Kilimanjaro is not just a hike, but a journey and a lifetime experience. The Lemosho Route is widely considered to be the best route on Mount Kilimanjaro. The Hike begins at Londorossi Gate, located in the western base of mountain. The route heads […]

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Climbing Kilimanjaro – How I did it

In the summer of 2013, I went on an adventure to Africa with a plan to climb Kilimanjaro, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. It was on my bucket list for a while. But the entire climb and feeling of accomplishment was more than just an item to cross off  the list. It was […]

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Shira 2 campground views, Kilimanjaro Hike

In the summer of 2013, I went on an audacious trip to Africa to climb the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. On my 8 day hike to Kili, we stopped for our night at this place called Shira 2 at an altitude of 3,400 meters. It was our first day of sunshine for us […]

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Yoga for travel

I am sure all of you have made your summer plans already. It is an hectic season for traveling. Although you are excited for your travel plans, I am sure it involves a lot of sitting in a tin can (plane) , taking the train or driving an automobile for long hours. The worst part […]

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Why westerners retire in Asia

When I was traveling in Indonesia, I found a lot of westerners, especially people from the Americas living there. I had some interesting conversations with a few of them and they loved the tropical places like Bali, Java, Sumatra, Philippines, Thailand etc. Not surprisingly, “Retire In Asia” has come up with a neat little info-graphic to show why […]

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Top 16 destinations to travel in Asia

I have a love for Asia as I grew up in India and love the diversity it offers in the world of flora and fauna. To travel in asia has unique advantages. It is also the largest continent by landmass and the most densely populated place in the world with 60% of the world’s population […]

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8 places to see in 2013

With spring only a month away, If you’ve been still thinking about where you might want to spend your vacation this year, don’t make any plans until you’ve read this list. Here is a list of 8 places to see in 2013. Alaska Head to Alaska during early spring and catch the dazzling northern lights also […]

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Best places to travel alone for men

Travel is the best way to feel wonderful and delighted. Some people are so determined that they save for a lifetime to plan a trip round the world. This info-graphic describes the best places to travel alone for men. Traveling is one of the exciting things to do. The places mentioned are the homes for what most men […]

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4 day Machu Picchu hike

You may be athletic, ran multiple marathons, a gym freak or may be in great shape but remember this, altitude sickness is a bitch. There is no worse feeling than grasping for air to breathe. The challenges were certainly there. I have hiked a lot of mountains, camped out in the wild but never at such […]

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Fears of the ignorant American: Toronto edition

By Pete Dombrosky I consider myself a pretty patriotic person, like many Americans do. So naturally, I consider the 4th of July one of my favorite holidays. Grilled meats, cold beer, explosions, warm weather, watermelon and did I mention the grilled meats? Throw in a parade, potato salad and some flag waving (with some Springsteen […]

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