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Alex Budak
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Alex Budak, the co-founder of StartSomeGood.com, is a social entrepreneur, and travel writer. His work has appeared on numerous sites including Change.org, Ashoka and Lonely Planet. He received a B.A. from UCLA and recently graduated with an MPP from Georgetown University. He blogs at Unpopped Collar and is on Twitter @ABudak.

Blog Entries by Alex Budak

Fixing A Monkeys Hairy Palms in Udaipur

Posted September 14, 2011 | 14:07:56 (EST)

Scarves, rugs, and tea boxes -- to be honest I was pretty bored by the whole souvenir shopping experience in India.  My travel mates, however, were clearly still enamored with it all.  And so it went, as they would feel fabrics, ask questions, and look for bargains while I would...

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Making New Friends at the Indian Rat Temple

Posted June 14, 2011 | 18:09:11 (EST)

About thirty kilometers south of Bikaner lies, hands down, the most bizarre place I've ever visited. The Karni Mata Temple is a beautiful marble temple, but upon arriving and removing one's shoes, the carving on the doors make it clear that this is no ordinary Hindu temple. The depictions of...

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A Journey to the Center of Iceland

Posted June 14, 2011 | 12:56:40 (EST)

Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof measured his life in sunrises and sunsets.

Good thing he didn't live in Iceland; his internal clock would have been way off. While in Iceland, I saw both the most spectacular sunrise, and the most spectacular sunset of my life -- all within a...

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Overnight Bus Rides in India

Posted August 18, 2010 | 14:31:07 (EST)

"To experience humanity," it's often said, "one must ride a train in India."  I'm not exactly sure what I experienced on my overnight bus rides in India, but I do know that it involved Bollywood, spooning, and a 2AM bathroom break.

Traveling with three of my friends, we purchased four sleeper...

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