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I live in a world of possibilities and you know what? You do too. No matter how frugal you must be, the hours you have to work and how many hostel bunk beds or couches you crash on to get there... globe-trotting is a reality for those who truly pine to. It's about desire and choice

If travel is what you seek, I sure hope travel is what you do.

Read on for stories of adventure, smiles, fear and friendship. Tips on where to catch dinner, grab a beer or have a traditional Kitenge made can also be found. Blog posts are from past, current and future excursions. 

Travel on, my friends.

Observations From an Outsider, Rajasthan, India.

What may be everyday practice to a local can be seen as utterly bizarre or comical to a foreigner. Taken from my journal, I compiled a short list of observations from an outsider while visiting India in 2011. Now, I share it with you:

  • Men pee on every wall and any wall in public.

  • Cows chill in the medians of roads- even during hectic rush hour–seemingly content.

  • Women are very symmetrical with their jewelry. Exactly the same bangles are worn on each arm, same toe ring on the same toe of each foot and matching anklets.

  • No one uses toilet paper.

  • Camels and elephants are just other normal means of transportation.

  • Families routinely eat dinner as late as 11pm, depending on the day’s activities. My host family typically eats between 9 and 10.

  • Belly showing when wearing a sari = normal. Clothing revealing your shoulders = improper.

  • It’s not only accepted, but encouraged to throw all unwanted trash out the window while in a moving vehicle.

 

Recorded: March 24, 2011 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.