Transit through India

By UrbanAnthropod, April 26, 2010 6:21 am
The transit room at Indira Gandhi International

The transit room at Indira Gandhi International

That pesky Visa issue
We’ve made it back to the U.S. Not only that, we’ve made it back with our checked luggage. As I’ve mentioned before, there were some issues regarding leaving India on a multiple entry visa and returning within a 2 month interval. On the flgiht to Kathmandu, when leaving Indira Gandhi International, …

Clear and Bright at Green-Wood Cemetery

By UrbanAnthropod, April 12, 2010 8:16 am
Green-Wood Cemetery Gatehouse

Green-Wood Cemetery Gatehouse

April 4/5 on the Gregorian calendar marks the beginning of Qingming. This is the start of the Qingming Festival, also known as the Clear and Bright Festival. Qingming is the Spring visit to the cemetery to tend to the graves of ancestors. Honoring our ancestors at their grave sites seems in-line with celebrating the beginning …

Tartan Day Parade

By UrbanAnthropod, April 10, 2010 5:41 pm


Today was the Tartan Day Parade in New York. Officially, April 6th is designated as National Tartan Day by the U.S. congress in recognition of the similarities between the Declaration of Independence and the Declaration of Arbroath. Festivities took place along 6th Avenue from 45th Street through 55th Street.

Jersey Triple Play at the Canal Room

By UrbanAnthropod, April 10, 2010 4:28 pm
Jerzy Jung Promo

Jerzy Jung Promo

Burbites in Manhattan
Burbites often find it frightening to cross the Hudson over to the city. So I was quite pleased to learn that a bunch of the guys from the armpit of America were trekking over to the Canal Room to catch a show. OK, to be fair, the show did feature a trio of …

Layne Staley – c. today

By UrbanAnthropod, April 5, 2010 8:00 am

In Moratorium
I never had the opportunity to see Alice in Chains back in the day. By the time I was an appropriate age to go to concerts with friends, Alice in Chains was already in great decline. While they released the eponymous album (aka, “Tripod”) when I was in college, they were effectively not touring. …

No frills on these bonnets

By UrbanAnthropod, April 4, 2010 7:20 pm
PEZ head

PEZ head

The Easter Parade in New York takes place along 5th Avenue. Not a parade in the sense of unidirectional marching people, the section of street is closed to vehicular traffic so people can parade around in their Easter bonnets. This tradition of parading around a mall to display Easter bonnets originated from the elite who …

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