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Back to the Mothership: Punjab (Part I)

Photo courtesy of voobie / Flickr Two weeks ago my parents, brother and I visited Punjab, the state to which our family belongs. My parents were both born in New Delhi. However, my paternal and maternal grandparents were born in the undivided Punjab, that was partitioned between India and Pakistan in 1947 when both countries ...

Toronto to Montreal Kayak Adventure 41

Yesterday I arrived in Montreal after 11 consecutive days alone on the water. At times I had a feeling of freedom and saw some amazing scenery, and other times it was challenging and repetitive. But overall I really enjoyed the experience and I’ve definitely become a better kayaker as a result of the range of ...

India’s Golden Triangle: Part Duos

After one day in Gwalior, our next stop was Fatehpur Sikri… Fatehpur Sikri This one of India’s most historical cities constructed by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar. He had 3 wives, one from each major religion in India: Islam, Hinduism and Christianity. In fact, he tried to create his own religion called Din-i-illahi that intended ...

India’s Golden Triangle: Part Uno 3

Jim has asked me to be a guest contributor on TheUrbanCountry.com for the travel section. This goes to show that sucking up to people DOES in fact work! Thanks Jimmy! I am honored to share my silly travel stories with the Urban Country audience. After my previous update, some of you commented on my brother’s ...

Toronto to Montreal Solo Kayak Journey 2

Photo by James D. Schwartz / The Urban Country – Lake Ontario – 4 July 2009 In about 9 hours, I’ll be departing on a solo kayak journey from Toronto to Montreal to raise money for Noah’s Ark home for children in the Philippines. Noah’s Ark provides a temporary home for malnourished children; providing food, ...

I *heart* India 1

Editor’s Note: Kimi Sokhi is a Toronto resident and IT Consultant who is currently on a 3-month work leave living with family in Dubai. She’s currently traveling in India and shared her thoughts with the Urban Country via e-mail about her visit to New Delhi, India. We landed at Indira Gandhi International Airport at 4 ...

Survived my 107KM Solo kayak trip 3

At 3:30PM today I returned from my 2-day solo kayak trip from Toronto to Oshawa and back to raise money for Noah’s Ark children’s home in the Philippines. Every muscle in my upper body is aching right now, but it was a great trip and totally worth the effort. On the way there I had ...

California Dreaming 1

I’ve just returned from 6 amazing days deep in the wilderness on our annual Algonquin canoe and camping trip. We are truly blessed in North America to have these parks that have been conserved; for the developers would love to transform the entire park into luxury cottages if they were ever propositioned to do so. ...

Where the hell is Matt? 5

This is a neat story about Matt, a “31-year-old deadbeat from Connecticut” who quit his job in 2003 and traveled around Asia until he ran out of money. A couple years later, he made a video of a silly dance he does (the only dance he does) and it made him semi-famous when it got ...

Majestic Garden 2

A few weeks ago Han, Tom and I went out to Wisconsin to visit my Dad and Step-Mom. It had been 2 years since I had made it out to visit my Dad’s place. We had a great time doing outdoor activities most of the weekend since he lives out in the countryside alongside the ...