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Poland: Scary Roads, Christmas Markets, and Vodka

By Kristance Harlow | July 30, 2013 | 2 Comments
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December 2010 Poland: Scary Roads and Christmas Time In a couple previous posts I wrote about being in Berlin for the first time with my friend Olivia in December 2010. After staying in Berlin for a couple days, Olivia’s uncle picked us up and drove us to Wroclaw, Poland. The roads were covered in snow…

The Taj Mahal, Fatephur Sikri, and Traveling Friends

By Kristance Harlow | July 26, 2013 | 1 Comment
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May 2007 Making traveling friends in India Previously, I wrote about touters and haggling over rickshaw prices in Agra, India. It wasn’t always such a hassle to get around and I wasn’t always alone. I made friends with some fellow travelers. Flashback to visiting the Taj Mahal, I had just walked away from a man who…

Himalayan Memories: Trying To Capture Every Moment

By Kristance Harlow | July 22, 2013 | 3 Comments
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Why, when I am in the midst of an amazing, beautiful and rare adventure am I paralyzed by myself? Why do I fear life? I drift through the days, counting.

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…

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Spur of the Moment in Adare, Ireland

By Kristance Harlow | July 18, 2013 | 1 Comment
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August 2006 Adare, Ireland Literally, written out plans. It was 2006, I was 19 years old and on my first overseas adventure. I’m a highly organized person when it comes to paperwork and planning, so before I took off for Ireland, I created my very own travel packet with information on all my prebooked accommodation,…

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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…

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.

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