India, Day Paying off the Cops?

Our last night in India was a little wild. We skipped the temples and sightseeing for a night out on the town. When you have to board a 21 hour flight the next day, you really don’t feel much like sleeping. So out we go. To a bar at the country club where stories were …

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On the Backs of Elephants

Varghese told us he was taking us to see the elephants. And boy did we see elephants. When you first arrive, you walk past them, sitting on their piles of fresh greenery. They let you choose from a list of activities—we decided to skip the lumber toss. Neither one of us were really into forcing …

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A Little Hindu Hope, India, Day 8

We went to another temple tonight. The houseboat docked and we had a couple of options: to start drinking far too early, or to walk around a bit. We travelled the same village we had that morning, stopped and chatted with familiar faces, chased a couple of children down the road. A naked baby, eyes …

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India, Day I’ve Lost Track

There was a strike happening today. As a result, we had to leave our hotel room early...like 3:00 AM early. Varghese, our driver, is a trooper though, and drove our sleeping selves four hours through back country Kerala. My boyfriend was worried about the drive on so little sleep, but Varghese assured us we were …

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Defiant Little Girls

Well you already know I’m the biggest procrastinator who forgets I even have a blog 98% of the time.  Anyway, I’m here to make the post I promised I would make three weeks ago. Moving on from my declaration of lameness…  There's this statue. Of a bull. On Wall Street. Everybody knows it. But, this …

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The Essential Travel Guide

Guys, I'm going to New York this week.  I'm stoked.  I've never been.  It's going to be beautiful.  And, for all of you travelers out there, I've compiled a nice and tidy packing guideline. How my boyfriend packs for trips: "I'm heading home now to pack." "It's 9:30. Your flight's at 12???" "Yeah but I …

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Remodeling the Soul

I have cried every day this week.  I'm wondering when tears will stop.   A few months ago, when I was feeling this way, I just became disconnected.  People noticed.  Asked me why I wasn't posting on the blog.  Why I wasn't writing.  Why I wasn't answering texts or calls.   Today, I've decided that …

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