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…
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 little too…
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 volunteer program…
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…
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.
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…
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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