Celebrating India: Four Major Hindu Festivals

Oh, the many, many places I have yet to see! It spins my mind to think of all the adventures that await me. Still, there are those few countries that stand apart from the rest, beckoning with their unique allure. Will they be as I have imagined? One of the top three countries I have … Continue reading Celebrating India: Four Major Hindu Festivals

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13 Unforgettable Moments in 2013

Admittedly, the beginning of 2013 was quite a dreary one. As I wrote in the past, the months of February and March meant the end of an engagement, but also the beginning of a completely new life for me. I realized what it truly meant to love myself, and what I had been giving up in a futile attempt to … Continue reading 13 Unforgettable Moments in 2013

Lama Temple Wishes

The Lama Temple, formally known as the Yonghe Temple, is one of the many historical sites in Beijing, China. Constructed in the late 17th century primarily as an imperial palace, it later became a place of worship for Tibetan Buddhists. It is known for its 85 foot, or 26 meter, statue of the Maitreya Buddha. While … Continue reading Lama Temple Wishes

Dia De Los Muertos in Mexico

Dia de los Muertos is a holiday observed in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd, where people celebrate the lives of those that have passed away.  Altars are set up everywhere in honor of the dead; food, alcohol, cigarettes, pictures, and anything else that the dead may have liked are set out as an offering, for … Continue reading Dia De Los Muertos in Mexico

Why Chronology and I Don’t Get Along

Chronology. According to world-wide web's Merriam-Webster dictionary, it is defined as such: 1. the order in which a series of events happened 2. a record of the order in which a series of events happened 3. a science that deals with measuring time and finding out when events happened Now, if you've been reading my blog long enough, … Continue reading Why Chronology and I Don’t Get Along

How to be a “Real” Backpacker

Recently, on the bus from Penang, Malaysia to Phuket, Thailand, I met a group of four Indonesian men traveling together. Equipped with designer bags, sunglasses, and beaming smiles, they joked that they wanted to be "real" backpackers, like me. This got me thinking about what it means to be a "real" backpacker. While I'm wandering … Continue reading How to be a “Real” Backpacker

Hooked upon the Hinges

Sometimes when on the fringes, we stare into blinding lights, get hooked upon the hinges, weep dry tears throughout the night. Sometimes our desert soul screams, searches for vulture-life bliss, tears out the mirage of seams, betrays, fronts our eyes' stark hiss. Sometimes we grow to love what isn't- ours nor theirs in Time. We … Continue reading Hooked upon the Hinges

Make-Overs

Although change can be quite irksome when it is unexpected, it is also sometimes necessary and refreshing. Getting a haircut, throwing out that pager, donating the Hammer pants to the goodwill, you know what I mean. It's good to keep up with the times and know that Pakistan is no longer part of India, that … Continue reading Make-Overs