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Vipassana Meditation: A Trip Into My Mind
December 3, 2014
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Vipassana Meditation: A Trip Into My Mind

When I first arrived to New Zealand I met a girl from Finland whom I hit it off with immediately.  After hanging out for a few hours, she apologized for acting a little weird.  “What do you mean”, I asked. “Well I just finished this 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course yesterday and it feels strange […]

Further On
February 8, 2014
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Further On

I can’t believe it but one month has already gone by and it’s time to say goodbye to India. We saw and did some pretty incredible things this past month; rode camels at sunset in the desert, took a cooking class, visited the Golden Temple and Khajuraho temple carvings, saw open-aired crematoriums, played with elephants, […]

How Much Does It Cost To Send A Postcard From India To America?
February 8, 2014
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How Much Does It Cost To Send A Postcard From India To America?

This has been a never-ending question for the past month because I’ve sent out about 20 postcards and each time the price changes. For the first batch of postcards, the man that sold them to me said he had stamps and it cost 15 cents a postcard but there was a 5 cent tax to […]

Last Day in India: “Street Food Stress”
February 6, 2014
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Last Day in India: “Street Food Stress”

Amy and I both had late night flights the day we departed so we decided to make the most of our time. It may have been a little presumptuous on our end to pack in a full day of touring before a 24-hour voyage but there were a few more things in Mumbai that couldn’t […]

Ramayana
February 4, 2014
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Ramayana

The first week I was in India a guide referenced a book called Ramayana that is super famous in India and all around the world for that matter but I had never heard of it. Some of the stories that he told us from the book sounded interesting and I had to get my hands […]

Mumbai
February 4, 2014
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Mumbai

Mumbai, formally known as Bombay is our final stop in India. I have read 3 novels this year taking place in Mumbai and I was so excited to finally get here and see this city in person! Mumbai is hip, trendy, rich and modern. It was a breath of fresh air! The architecture built by […]