The last few nights were another side of life in India. Often (mainly when I'm in compartmentalized America mindset) India becomes the land of contradictions or of countless dualities. Village life vs city life, poverty vs wealth (mental and spiritual wealth being inversely tied to one another), strength vs power, old vs new, even … Continue reading Hello, from the other side…
Over the last few days we continued our journey to West Bengal, the eastern triangle of India on the map. Upon arrival in Kolkata (to palm trees and warm, balmy weather) we, along with Monica, the EF India team member, immediately hopped in a taxi with our driver Singhji (who also happens to be a … Continue reading Bengal Beauty
The day we arrived a baby cow, a calf, was born in the temple. I've heard (a few times now) that it is a good sign. It was clearly a good start for our epic adventure, and perhaps, the best way to start the new year. Vrindavan is considered one of the holiest places. It … Continue reading Arrivals and Beginnings
Happy New Year! It's new years day and I just checked in my bags, breezed through security and am relaxing at the spa in JFK. Who says you can't enjoy the journey? 2016 is set to be an amazing year (perhaps because I spent most of the last few months of 2015 planning for it)! … Continue reading Adventures begin again!
Exploration continues! It always seems to have a little early morning/late night airport adventure... This morning I gave up prime boarding gate real estate for a stroll through Duty Free. Granted, while the sun was rising in Berlin, my phone read 1:56 am at home. So, despite the fact that I slept through the whole … Continue reading Boarding Gate Real Estate
Light over dark. Good over evil. Today marks the festival of Diwali and thousands upon thousands of people will be celebrating across the world. This year is the first year I am celebrating Diwali in India! It feels like a magical time for some reason. Perhaps it's the lights dripping from every corner of every … Continue reading Diwali in India! Light over darkness
Entering Tiger's Nest is one of the most magical experiences. The walls are covered from ceiling to floor with the kings of god staring down protecting the temple from all directions. The stairs are steep and seemingly endless. When talking about why the trip to Tiger's Nest (or temples in Bhutan in general) is/are so … Continue reading Tiger’s Nest