I think the most relevant local phrase I learned in my 10 months of living in Kerala was Nyan Sandosha Vadiyaane – I am very happy. It was a feeling that stayed with me until the day I boarded the plane back home and said goodbye to one of the most beautiful places I have … Continue reading Kerala: First Glance at God’s Own Country
Himachal or Heaven?
Himachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful places I have ever layed eyes upon. I had gone from Goa to himachal, and the change of scenery and culture and people was definitely a pleasing one. Felt like I was looking at a painting The thing that struck me the most when I went to … Continue reading Himachal or Heaven?
5 Things You Probably Don’t Know (but need to know!) About Travel in India
So you've finally decided to visit the infamous incredible India! Or maybe you're just daydreaming/ curious. Either way, here are some things to know about travel in India (especially if you're not Indian!) Luckily (for you), I endured 10 months of silly mistakes, really scary/crazy experiences, too many close calls, and a huge learning curve … Continue reading 5 Things You Probably Don’t Know (but need to know!) About Travel in India
Floating Foreigners: Kerala’s Backwater Houseboat Experience
If you google "things to do in Kerala", I can guarantee you that the backwater tours on houseboats will be one of the top results you'll get. The backwaters are a series of canals and lakes lined with paddy fields and local villages. The routes were originally used as a means for transporting and trading, … Continue reading Floating Foreigners: Kerala’s Backwater Houseboat Experience
Dear India: A Rant About Privilege
It’s funny how the people who have the least usually tend to be the ones who are the happiest. It’s difficult to write about individual people because every person is made up of such beautiful, intricate details that sometimes cannot be expressed through writing. I wish I could have the ability to write about each … Continue reading Dear India: A Rant About Privilege