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Jan 23, 2007 - Sunderban Tiger Reserve, India (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

"Wives of men who work in the Sunderban live as widows until their husbands return to the village" explained the side-bar in our Lonely Planet guidebook. Perhaps an interesting fact, but to us, it was an ominous warning about the risks of entering a wilderness area notorious for its frequent attacks by man-eating tigers. With this bit of data tucked into the back of our minds, we boarded the bus with thirteen other people and headed out of Kolkata. Our plan was to spend two days and one night on the edge of the vast delta that drains, among...

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Sep 24, 2004 - By Bus to Bakkali...Again?!

Less than a week into this magical Indian joy ride and I already have reason to laugh at myself. In the name of research, I was attempting to charter a path from the coastal village of Digha to the beach town of Bakkali without returning to Kolkata. This path would cross the mouth of the Ganges River and save travelers oodles of time, not to mention the pain of retracing many bumpy miles of road. However, unlike the sane travelers I'm writing for, I decided to attempt this long journey in a single afternoon after I'd already spent an...

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