Why I Regret My Camel Safari in Pushkar, India

Nestled in the Ajmer Desert in the northwest of India, Pushkar is a beautiful holy Hindu town. Being a desert town, it does make sense that camels have become an integral part of the locals’ culture in this area. The use of camels, however, have now become common tourist attractions in Pushkar. The volunteer program …

Packing List: What to Wear in India

Before I went to India, I scoured the internet trying to figure out what type of clothing should be on my packing list. I knew Indian culture is very conservative, and I was worried I’d accidentally wear something offensive. In the end, I didn’t offend anyone with my clothing, but I did still make some mistakes. If you’re …

That Time I got Heatstroke at the Taj Mahal

On June 24th, 2015 at 5:45 am IST, I groggily opened my eyes to the sound of my alarm. My roommate jumped out of bed and started getting ready. I couldn’t blame her – all week so far, the whole group had been excitedly talking about how seeing the Taj Mahal would be the highlight …