India as a Girl Alone

India as a Girl Alone

Oh India… India is frustrating, infuriating, and enlightening at the same time.  There were moments when I loved it and moments when I hated it and when I loved it but I also feel like it taught me more than any other country.  As the rest of the world slowly morphs into one culture, India…

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The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal

The opulent beauty is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I’m happy to report the Taj Mahal absolutely lives up to its name. Unfortunately, the interior is sacred so you can’t take photos, but the designs inlaid in marble were intricate works of art. I was awed. You can expect crowds and the ever-frustrating processes of…

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Cremations in Varanasi

Cremations in Varanasi

Cremations in Varanasi on the Shores of the Ganges The Hindus believe that the Ganges River in Varanasi is exceeding holy. If you are cremated along the banks, it’s believed that your soul will be able to move to the next reincarnation unhindered. This makes Varanasi a morbid but spiritually important destination for Indians. And…

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This is a disposable cup in India.

This is a disposable cup in India.

You get chai served in these little clay cups then throw them on the floor when you are finished. They are made from clay from the river, used, broken, swept back into the river, and made again.This is a disposable cup in India. You get chai served in these little clay cups then throw them…

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Blue Lassi

Blue Lassi

The Blue Lassi shop is one of the highest rated restaurants on Tripadvisor for this area and has been open for 70 years. Lassi’s are really common yogurt snacks thought India and Nepal. The restaurant, like most, is basically a concrete box on an alley in a marketplace. The kitchen consists of a guy sitting…

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