Sleepless in Hue

I can’t sleep. It is just past midnight and as my mom snores softly beside me, my mind is racing. So many ideas pouring out of me and my fingers can’t fly across the screen fast enough to capture them all. I am on a travel high. I have seen and experienced so much in such a short amount of …

Every Travel Day Can’t Be Rainbows and Butterflies

In life, there will always be ups and downs, even on great travel adventures. That’s just the way it is folks. Right now, I am in a gorgeous little valley in Vietnam. It is freezing! I am writing this blog next to a space heater and covered in blankets. I am so thankful for these blankets! Today we were supposed …

Goodbye India, Hello Vietnam

The last few days have been WILD! There’s been highs and lows, tears and laughter and even a few miracles! Yes, miracles. I am writing this blog from an unusual place. It is about 7am and I am on Vietames boat sprawled out in a comfy bed. Every few sentences I look out the window. I can’t help it. Outside …

Jaipur or Bust!

After an exciting couple of days in Udaipur, my mom and I set off to Jaipur. Our seven hour car ride flew by as we peered out the windows of our car and took in all of the countryside. We stopped for lunch at a farm in Kharwah and ran into a couple from Los Angeles. The woman worked in …

From Deograh To Udaipur

On January 9, 2016, my mother and I traveled by car to Deograh. We drove through countryside and saw many villages. The countryside is so different than the cities. The people there have such a simple life but they seem so happy. They constantly waved to us as they went about their daily routines. Cows lined the roads and I …

A Jodhpur Miracle

Early in the day we visited the Mehrangarh Fort (AKA the Jodhpur fort) and learned about its history. It was fascinating. The fort is made of sandstone and intricately designed. I couldn’t help but wonder, how was this fort built??? The foundation of the fort started on May 12, 1459 so there weren’t any cranes and other building machines available …

Delhi Love!!!

Today I explored the city of Delhi with my Mother who is also a travel enthusiast. Last night when I checked into a gorgeous hotel called the Claridges, I immediately had a steaming hot shower. The pleasure was so intense. Never before had a shower felt so heavenly. After months of cold bucket showers, this felt like the ultimate luxury. …

You are not in Kansas Any More Dorothy

What I mean is I am NOT in the cocoon of the Ashram anymore. I am on my last flight of the day to get to Delhi and the guy sitting in the aisle seat won’t stop openly staring at me. He isn’t even attempting to be discreet. It makes me nervous and uncomfortable. Originally, I intended to try to …

Things That Make You Go Hmmm

So there were things at the Indian Amritapuri ashram that made my jaw drop when I first got there. After three months, what was totally foreign became normal. For instance, one day on the way to the beach I saw Lakshmi, the ashram elephant, walk by. I greeted her like it was no big deal. “Hey Laksmi!” Then I walked …

Travel Tears

My main aversion in Life is traffic. I get major anxiety anytime I am in a vehicle that isn’t moving. With that in mind, I decided to take a Taxi to Trivandrum airport at 630am to avoid traffic even though my flight wasnt until 1:40pm. I arrived at the airport at 9:30am. I was unable to check in until 2 …