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A Story Answering Why I Travel

April 1, 2013

Me And Tushar Gandhi

I awoke at 6am in Ahmedabad, a normal time to wake up in previous versions of my life but not here in India. In India everything seems to start later, and even then everyone shows up late anyway. I headed to the park five minutes from my friend’s place in the pitch black darkness. Tushar […]

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Sabarmati Ashram – Gandhi’s Ashram In Ahmedabad, India

March 30, 2013

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While visiting my friend in Ahmedabad, I visited the Gandhi Ashram, also known as Sabarmati Ashram. Gandhi lived here for 12 years. It was from here that he undertook the salt march, a 241-mile, 24 day march to the sea to protest the British tax on Indian salt. Gandhi and his followers were beaten mercilessly […]

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Photo Friday – Colorful, Wonderful Holi – Delhi, India

March 29, 2013

Colorful, Wonderful Holi - Taken 28-Mar-2013 - Delhi, India

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I Quit

March 27, 2013

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No, I haven’t quit being a Happy Nomad, nor writing for this site. It’s a bit of a play on words since the verb “to quit” is the same in present and past tense. In this case, I refer to the past. When I went home to surprise my mom for Christmas I opened a […]

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A 12-12-2012 Reunion 12 Years In The Making!

March 25, 2013

The Appetizers - A Work Of Art

12-12-12 will always be a day I remember. In the year 2000 I was a freshman at Ohio State University. I had three roommates, but the only one I really got along with was Karan. He was from India, from Ahmedabad. I’ll never forget how he said it because it wasn’t until he actually showed […]

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Photo Friday – Hindu Holy Man – Jaisalmer, India

March 22, 2013

Hindu Holy Man - Taken 20-Mar-2013 - Jaisalmer, India

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A Visual Tour Of Jaipur

March 20, 2013

Elephants

I was quite ill when I got to Rajasthan’s capital, Jaipur. You can read about that here. In the end, I spent almost a week in Jaipur but only did a half-day of sightseeing since I was so sick. I hope the pictures in that half day reflect how rich and beautiful this place is. […]

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Hitting Bottom In An Indian Train’s Bathroom – And Still Finding Happiness

March 18, 2013

The Train's Bathroom

It’s inevitable. Most people I talked to said upon entering India you’d have to spend a week on your back (when not in the bathroom) fighting evil microbes you never knew existed. In my case, I was in Nepal/India for six weeks before these microbes struck, and strike they did! After the amazing experience at […]

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Photo Friday – Goa’s Golden Glow – Goa, India

March 15, 2013

Goa's Golden Glow - Taken 10-Mar-2013 - Goa, India

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I Have No Idea Where I’m Going

March 13, 2013

arrows in many directions

The Happy Nomad Tour has never had as much uncertainty as it has at the present moment as I write this post. Below is the Indian flag. I feel just like it… See the wheel on the inside? I feel like I’m in the middle of the wheel not sure which spoke to travel down. […]

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A Weekend At The Golden Temple

March 11, 2013

The Golden Temple At Night

The Sikhs. We’ve all seen them, wearing their turbans going about their daily business. The Golden Temple, as it’s known in English, or Harmandir Sahib in Punjabi, is the holiest temple in the Sikh religion. Sikhism Since so little is known about the Sikhs, I’ll give a very short explanation that can be expanded upon […]

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How The Happy Nomad Tour Rolls – Friendship Uncensored

March 9, 2013

Making An American Friend In Ecuador

Many people have asked me how I could just leave my job and seemingly travel perpetually. How can I afford it? How do you find places to stay for free all the time? How do you find places to volunteer? All questions I’ve received by email, and now I’m sharing the secrets in a series […]

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Photo Friday – Bollywood Fly On The Wall – Bangalore, India

March 8, 2013

Bollywood Fly On The Wall - Taken 6-Mar-2013 - Bangalore, India

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Volunteering At An Ex-Tibetan Political Prisoner Camp

March 6, 2013

Lobsang And I

I was walking down the street on my first full day in Mcleaodganj/Dharamsala when I stumbled upon this sign. It would have been easy to miss, but I was in tune with my beautiful surroundings in this amazing place. It was about noon, so I got something to eat and hung out in the cafe […]

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Dharamsala, India – The Dalai Lama’s Home Away From Home

March 4, 2013

Monk In Dharamsala

Dharamsala is a special place. It can be felt while you’re here. Maybe it’s because the multicultural Indian community lives in harmony with the Tibetan community, maybe it’s the calming effect of the Himalayas, I don’t know. But after Delhi, this was tranquility at its finest. I’ll be talking specifically about McLeodganj, the upper part […]

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What It Feels Like To Take The Plunge

March 2, 2013

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I am often asked what it felt like to take the plunge. What it felt like to drop out of the corporate world to follow my passions and live out my dreams. What it feels like to wake up every morning and, more or less, do exactly what I want to do. I can only […]

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