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Andrea Topping
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Loving yummy/sustainable/healthy food. Blogging about its journey to my fork, among other things. Following food/farm/health policy. Practicing yoga. Pursuing MBA. Publishing books.
Loving yummy/sustainable/healthy food. Blogging about its journey to my fork, among other things. Following food/farm/health policy. Practicing yoga. Pursuing MBA. Publishing books.

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India Travel Journal Part 5: Ayurvedic Massage in Alleppey
I don't know how I managed to skip over this recap of such an interesting and authentically Indian experience. Perhaps I was just tired of writing after reliving the cell phone into canal drama. Anyway, Kerala is the ancient home of Ayurvedic medicine. If y...

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India Travel Journal Part 9: Agra (The Taj Mahal)
When I told the driver who showed me around Delhi that the hotel wanted to charge me an arm and a leg for a driver to take me to Agra, he wasn't surprised. He offered to call the travel company he used to work for to find a cheaper option for me. This is ho...

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India Travel Journal Part 8: Delhi in a Day
I met with the concierge the night I arrived at The Leela in Delhi and explained I had two days in town. I wanted to see Delhi and Agra in those two days. He tried selling me on a ridiculously expensive private car complete with a tour guide for Agra that w...

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India Travel Journal Part 7: Fort Kochi to Delhi
I only had about 45 minutes to explore Fort Kochi, which was hardly enough time to see anything. I couldn't afford to get lost, so I stuck to the shoreline where I saw many more of those amazing Chinese fishing nets. I navigated through vendors selling chea...

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India Travel Journal Part 6: Kochi
I hope you're enjoying these posts! I realize a travel journal is a bit of a departure from my normal posts, but I usually keep a journal when I travel and typing it is so much faster! I enjoy sharing my experiences with you and now that I'm back in the hab...

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India Travel Journal Part 4: The Backwaters of Kerala
If you missed the other posts in this series, you can check them out here; Part 1 ; Part 2 ; Part 3 . When I was asked to go to India, I was so excited. I knew it would be a short trip and I knew I'd work hard while there, but I also knew I'd add a couple d...

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India Travel Journal Part 3
If you missed parts 1 and 2 of this series of posts, you can check them out here  and here . For this post, I've gathered some travel tips.  If you ever find yourself preparing for a trip to India, here's some advice: Pack toilet paper and carry it with you...

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India Travel Journal Part 2
If you missed Part 1, you can catch up on the first leg of my journey here . I'll be adding pictures to all posts next week, so be sure to come back for those. The middle part of my trip was all work. I didn't do much sightseeing, but did get to spend lots ...

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India Travel Journal Part 1
I'm in India for work and arrived a few days early to get acclimated and absorb my surroundings a bit before I start a week of speaking engagements at universities here. I'll be conducting author workshops to help Indian researchers navigate scholarly publi...

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GIVEAWAY: Eat Clean Live Well by Terry Walters
If you're a regular reader of FSTS you know how much I adore Terry Walters and how much I love her cookbooks. I first met her in 2011 when I got to hang out with her at Kitchenwares on Newbury Street in Boston (blogged about it here). She was so warm and fr...
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