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Tag Archives: Semester at Sea
It’s hard to write about my life after I traveled around the world for the better part of this year. Instead, I found it easier to disappear as if I fell off the face of the blogosphere. I work a … Continue reading
Jack pops his head through the entrance of our tent made out of camel wool blankets. “I’m sorry to wake you guys up, but I swear it’s worth it to come outside right now,” he whispers. I rub my groggy … Continue reading
How fitting that the Quote of the Day on the ship refers to my previous post: “Humans, not places, make memories.” – Ama Ata Aidoo
Journeys are about the people you travel with and meet along the way and the experiences you have. Travelers shouldn’t waste too much time trying to fill every second with a laundry list of restaurants, sites and activities recommended by … Continue reading
Breathe in, breathe out. The heat from the campfire warms my skin. The smells of nature and roasting marshmallows hug my nose. Breathe in, breathe out. The multicolored lights loosely hang from the branches of our Christmas tree and illuminate … Continue reading
Mondays get a bad rap. Well, I guess I can say that because days of the week aren’t significant on board the MV Explorer. My calendar consists of alternating A and B class days, when I’m not in port traveling … Continue reading
The girls and I surrounded by bushes of tea in Munnar. One of many Christian churches in Munnar. Hills of Munnar. Little girl waiting at a bus stop in Munnar.
Security at the Port of Kochin. Straw mats on which I sat for many hours doing yoga and meditation. Mrs. Hamsapriya, the yoga teacher, and I. A tuktuk, or rickshaw. Cow. Local market in downtown Munnar.
Kerala, India We arrived to the Port of Kochin on March 6 and stayed for five days. The port is located in Kerala, a state in southwestern India. Kerala is one of the most progressive states in India. It’s literacy … Continue reading