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Haggling & Cultural Barriers Part II – Navigating India

By Kristance Harlow | July 19, 2013 | 1 Comment
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May 2007 Navigating India, Haggling & Cultural Barriers “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” – Clifton Fadiman India was truly life changing for me, but it was not easy. Without the challenge I would not have grown into the…

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal, Haggling, and Cultural Barriers: Adventures in India

By Kristance Harlow | July 17, 2013 | 4 Comments
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Summer 2007 The Taj Mahal Let me take you back to Agra, India and the insanity of being a naive 20 year old navigating a country she knows very little about. Oh, and did I mention this was her second time ever traveling abroad and she was traveling alone? Wild kid. I went downstairs a…

Lost & Ignorant: Culture Shock in Delhi, India

By Kristance Harlow | July 13, 2013 | 1 Comment
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May 2007 Lost and ignorant in Delhi There are a lot of monkeys in Delhi. I’m a seasoned traveler, now, but 6 years ago on my second international excursion that was definitely not the case. I went to India back in 2007, I was going there to teach but I wanted to travel before my…

Young Buddhist Nuns in India

Not Your Average Summer: A Short Documentary About My Summer in India

By Kristance Harlow | July 13, 2013 | 2 Comments
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Whether you read my blog post on India or are new to Digging to Roam, here is a very short documentary about my summer in India at the Tibetan Buddhist Nunnery. Having a busy couple of days, so I am sharing a video instead of something written. I made this years ago but never actively…

Photography & Memory: Flashback To Living at a Tibetan Nunnery in the Himalayas of India

By Kristance Harlow | July 12, 2013 | 1 Comment
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The symbolism that saturates daily rituals in the nunnery may be religiously profound, but they are also just ordinary experiences to the people who live there.

Why I Can’t Sit Still: Finding Comfort in Globe Trotting

By Kristance Harlow | July 11, 2013 | 1 Comment
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In the last 7 years, I’ve been in 9 different countries, on 3 different continents, lived in 4 of them, moved to 10 towns/cities and 17 different homes…

Hollywood superstardom, of course it overshadows

By Kristance Harlow | September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments
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In the making of Eat, Pray, Love the movie, Julia Roberts is upsetting the locals in India where she is shooting. We have become so ethnocentric, no, we have become so famouscentric that anything to do with the media and movies and money, overshadows the real world. The issue is that it is currently some…

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