Traveling in India for longer than I normally spend in a place was like gently peeling away the delicate petals of a furled flower bud– slowly coming to a deeper understanding of not only the country, but of myself as well.
Posts tagged ‘Sri Lanka’
The past week or so has brought a surge of year-in-review posts from fellow travel bloggers. No matter how much these posts may resemble each other, they all matter simply because we’re telling our stories.
“Become a stranger in a strange land. Acquire humility. Learn the language. Listen to what the people are saying.” –Paul Theroux “Hello, my friend! Where from? Where going? You want to ask me a question? I can speak with you, I know English, you can ask me anything you want. You understand my English? Okay, [...]
“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” –John E. Southard When I think about the fact that this is the fourth year in a row that I’m missing Thanksgiving at home, it’s almost enough to make me throw in the [travel] towel and get on [...]
“Voyage upon life’s sea, To yourself be true, And, whatever your lot may be, Paddle your own canoe.” –Sarah Bolton When you think about the fact that from tip to tip, India and Sri Lanka are only twenty miles apart, and that a direct flight from Trivandrum to Colombo would have taken merely an hour, [...]
“Blow, blow, ye spicy breezes — O’er Ceylon blow your breath, Where every prospect pleases, Save only that of death.” —Ambrose Bierce It was the kind of place that has two names—Sonali, India, or Belahiya, Nepal—depending on which side of the border you happened to be standing. At the end of September, I found myself [...]