Travel in India: The Inconvenient Truth

Indian Train

Travel is awesome. It’s an experience, it’s an education. BUT!… it’s not always fun & games… particularly in India! There is no arguing that the subcontinent offers some of the world’s greatest sights & experiences, but India also throws up some difficult challenges that might have you questioning if it’s all worth it?! Culture shock may need to … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: A Rainbow of Prayer

varanasi prayer

The Ganges. One of the most intense experiences. Most rewarding. Eye Opening. Hundreds of people praying and chanting on the river’s banks, bathing in it, washing sin away from the deceased with its holy waters. Cows, dogs, children, men, women… everyone coming together at the river for every reason imaginable. This group of women really … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Son of a Sonamarg Shepherd

Indian shepherd boy

On our trek through the Kashmiri Himalayas we saw lots of hardened youngsters, punching well above the weight in maturity. This young shepherd was one of the toughest though. He was helping his father lead their herd of goats through the valley, wearing shoes 4 sizes to big & a heavy sack slung over his shoulder. It … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: The Taj Mahal

taj mahal

Standing before the Taj Mahal after seeing it in countless movies and pictures… witnessing one of the great wonders of the world— amazing. I was in awe at the pearly white marble, the size, the perfection, and the love story behind it.

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Photo Friday: Color Festival

bikaner colour kid

  One thing India has plenty of is C O L O R. From saris to spices, temples to tacky decorations, it’s no secret that Indians love their color & Hindus love their color festivals. Our experience was on Ganesh‘s birthday when a random guy dragged us into the middle of this fun but messy event in Bikaner. Singing, dancing & … Continue reading

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