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Yangchen Choling Monastery, Spiti Valley

Being a Globe Trotter – Anyone Can Do It

By Kristance Harlow | July 28, 2013 | 2 Comments
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“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” [Earl Nightingale] I always wanted to study abroad, but it wasn’t an easy option for me. When I was in my second year at university, some friends and I were talking about studying abroad and I said, “Oh I’d…

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.

11 Things That Are Me #gifsgalore

By Kristance Harlow | June 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
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I have been too busy to write a new post for today but I did dig up something (har har..get it? Dig up something…cause the blog is digging to roam…). Inspired by Buzzfeed’s post “25 Things That Are Me” and since I am obsessed with animated gifs (check out my Tumblr #instalaugh where I post absolutely…

Durham, England

Welcome to Durham, England – Short Post

By Kristance Harlow | September 20, 2010 | 0 Comments
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In Durham now. I love it already. The city centre is much larger than I imagined and based around a historic very old city and huge cathedral. There are stores all over the place there and no cars are allowed in the old part of the city. I’ve only seen a few areas of Durham and…

An Animated Christmas Card

By Kristance Harlow | December 28, 2009 | 0 Comments
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Shaken & Stirred – a positive message wins college video contest

By Kristance Harlow | April 30, 2009 | 0 Comments
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The University of Vermont’s Health Center has announced the winners of what will hopefully be an annual video contest. Students finished the sentence “The life I live looks like…” through videos that showcase living a fun life without excessive alcohol use. I was the student voice on the judging panel and while every entry was…

Favorite Things

By Kristance Harlow | April 7, 2009 | 0 Comments
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This is my first short film. It’s an experimental animation. Film, animation and graphic art can be made without owning an expensive program. I drew my animations in PowerPoint, captured it with IShowU, recorded audio with GarageBand, and put it together with iMovie HD.

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