India has been full of surprises this year, especially since I tried to have no expectations going into it. I have now been back in my home, Madison, WI, for a few days and I’ve been reflecting on what things shocked me most about India.
The last few days have been a blaze of color and light. I celebrated Holi a total of 3 times, and my best friend Leah came to Pune for a few days and joined me on my daily adventures.
Over the past few months in Pune, I’ve rounded up a list of some of the most beautiful, green natural spaces in Pune.
With the help of an amazing artist and my students, I created an art mural in my school in Pune!
I traveled to the yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh, for a spiritual and yogic journey!
In mid-February, I took a trip to Goa with my best friend Leah, and we discovered one of the most beautiful places on Earth!
I traveled to northeast India for a week and saw amazing rivers, waterfalls, stunning views, and even a living root bridge!
I have been in Pune for 5 months now, working in a government school in that time, and some days are really tough. I am learning an enormous amount though.
Some places I travel to leave me reluctant to write, hesitant to spoil the magic of a place. Not Kerala.
My Pondicherry trip taught me to expect the unexpected, and say yes to new adventures. Read about how I spent 4 spontaneous days in Pondicherry!