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Join Ali and Dilshad Karim in their travels around the world

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We were both born in Kisumu, Kenya, and after Ali completed his higher education in England at Loughborough University; we migrated to Ottawa, Canada; where our two boys, Imran and Zameer were born. After 9 years in Ottawa, and wanting a change from the cold climate in Ottawa, we decided to move to the other extreme :), and settled in hot hot Dallas, Texas, USA.

After our boys had grown up; Dilshad decide to start working at American Airlines; which allowed heavily discounted flights to most of the world. And so started our passion for traveling around the world.

We are now in their early 60's, and want to visit as much of the world as possible, before we can no longer do it. We like to visit places as Travelers vs as Tourists and experience places like locals by staying at small locally owned/operated bed and breakfasts as home-stays with locals. We also prefer to travel to places that are off the beaten path, less touristy and prefer unexplored places. Through this travelogue or Safarnama, we invite you to join us in our adventures across the globe, and enjoy. We would appreciate your feedback and invite you to contact us on this Travelog site for any information you may want on any of our trips. Also, you can visit Tripadvisor here which is where all our reviews of hotels we stayed at and attractions we visited are kept for other travelers to review beforehand.

Cities Visited (407)
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This is the TripAdvisor Map of places we have visited. I write lots of TripAdvisor reviews and hence the use of tripadvisor map. We don't have travelogs of all the places on this map as have started writing Travelogs only recently. Please click "Our Trips" to access all our travelogs.

Countries Travelled (68/195 or 35%)
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This is a Map representing the countries we have visited so far. So much more of the world to see and explore. Please click "Our Trips" to access all our travelogs.

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More Bhuj

We spent the next few days in Bhuj checking out the few sites they have, shopping (Dilshad), and experiencing the great street food, enjoying the people interactions and language. So while we were at the Hill View Resort hotel, we took the auto-rickshaws everywhere, as they were readily available and cheap. The rickshaws stopped at…

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Leopards, Bera, Rajasthan

After a very delicious Indian breakfast at the Almond Tree hotel in Jodhpur, we drove south towards Bera, our next stop. We drove on Hwy 62 again, and about 20kms before Pali, we came to a stop at the Bullet Baba shrine. Legend has it that in recent past, on 2 December 1991, Om Banna…

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Jodhpur, Rajasthan

After the wedding in Bikaner, we left early the next morning to drive to Jodhpur. While I had been to Rajasthan before, I had never been to Jodhpur, and Dilshad had been impressed with Jodhpur from an earlier visit, so we decided to visit Jodhpur, and stay in the old city. The drive from Bikaner…

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