The Taj Mahal in Agra, India was truly a breathtaking sight of awe and beauty, it was both bigger and smaller than what I had imagined.
On my out of India, I decided to spend a couple of days in New Delhi, primarily so I can go see the Taj Mahal. I only had one day in New Delhi, I didn’t get to see much but I did go visit some of the government buildings and president’s home. The magnitude of […]
This was my last full day in Tamil Nadu, I had so much fun but it was also kind of sad knowing I was leaving, I loved it here. For our last day, we took a day trip out to a couple of very famous places in Tamil Nadu. One was Auroville which is a […]
Puducherry, India is a seaside French settlement with a unique culture of extremes, of wealth and poverty, of busy streets and zen gardens.
Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu is a small Indian town with a population of only 62,000, it is also home to the world-famous Hindu Nataraja Temple.
Nagapattinam, India, here I visited some beautiful orphans and saw a ring of fire and amazing outfits at their independence day celebrations.
Velankanni is a culturally rich small Indian beach town that is home to the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu. I was struck by how crowded it was, there were thousands of people everywhere. On every street and sidewalk, it was almost hard to move around. I wanted to stop […]
This Indian girl, whose tragic life story of rejection and loss, touched my heart with her beautiful smile and sweet innocent spirit.
Tsunami Survivor K. Pasupathi’s incredible story of how he saved his and another person’s life when the 2004 tsunami hit Puducherry, India.
In Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu we spend some time walking around the town and visiting people in their homes. Silk Dying and Weaving We visited a place where they made weaved silk scarves or stoles. They showed us how they first dye the scarves in hot water over a fire. Then they demonstrated how they weave […]
Mayiladuthurai is the next city I visited. After there I went to Tharangambadi and Poompuhar, Tamil Nadu. I visited three towns in one day. Saw amazing things in each one. Mayiladuthurai Here I visited a woman’s college and was part of a tree-planting ceremony. Then I visited an elementary school full of sweet and energetic […]
Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, India is a beautiful ancient city of temples, art, and architecture and is home to the famous Brihadeeswara Temple.
The stop in Namakkal, Tamil Nadu was a very eventful one. It was a long day of none top people, excitement, energy, and interesting sights. The day started off with watching men racehorses through the town Roman-style called a Rekla Race. Then we stopped at a poultry farm and saw what seemed like a million […]
Our next stop was Yercaud, Tamil Nadu. This very natural and pretty town was located around a lake on top of the mountain. The environment up here is perfect for growing coffee and tropical plants. I got o visit a topical plant farm and afterward enjoyed a nice walk through a dense coffee plantation and […]
We made a quick few-hour day trip to the town of Coimbatore. It as a small city but very busy and full of life none the less. I was fascinated by the lack of cars and the extreme pervasiveness of motorcycles and mopeds here. I did start noticing the dramatic different between the income classes. […]
Salem, India is an amazingly vibrant city full of life and energy, while I was there, they celebrated the annual Pongal harvest festival.
While staying in Hosur for a few days, my host decided to take me up to Bengaluru for a day so I had an opportunity to see that city. I didn’t realize how important that city was in India. It’s considered the Silicon Valley of India. I didn’t get the opportunity to see the various […]
Immediately after landing in Chennai I got onto a bus and headed towards a town called Hosur located a few hours away. It was a relatively smaller city, with about 200,000 people and not very developed. I stayed with a sweet and open-minded family. The father had converted to Christianity some time ago and his […]
I was very fortunately selected by Rotary International to go on an all expense paid trip to India for one month. I was going as a part of a cultural exchange program called, Group Study Exchange. I went with a group of 4 other people who all live in East Texas. This trip would be […]