My Top 10 Moments In India!

April 5th, 2013  |  by Veralyn Williams |  Published in Blog, My Two Cents  |  3 Comments

Photo credit: Antoine Kinch

Yes! I went to India ya!… with Nomadness Travel Tribe, a facebook group were people of color come together to swap travel tips and their love for seeing the world. I joined this private facebook group a little over a year ago… well actually- I was invited in… Yes you need to be invited. And during the Tribes’ one year anniversary party, creator Evita Robinson announced 2 “NomadnessX” Trips… to Brazil and India. And only a few spots were available on each trip.

Going to Brazil has been on my bucket-list for YEARS, so I was super excited! And on the day the trips were going up for purchase (Monday, October 8th at 3pm)– I was ready to Paypal-fight-it-out to the death! But… around 2:55pm I began to think, “Hmmm. I can go to Brazil anytime, with several friends. Who else will go with me to India?” Until that moment, India never went up on my radar… but I guess it was meant to be, because when 3:00pm hit, I purchased my spot in Jaipur!

Here are 10 moments that proved to me– I made the right decision:

#1: Playing Holi in Jaipur, India with Bhati, our host and his family!

#2: Seeing one of the New 7 Wonders of the World: The Taj Mahal!

#3: The Tribe being invited into the home of a local man whose daughter had recently given birth to his first grandchild. Powerful moment!

#4: Eating authentic Indian Food! (No I didn’t get the dreaded Delhi Belly!)

#5: Attending an Easter service that was 90% in Hindu. The pastor preached about seeing our lives as a gift.

#6: Riding a rickshaw down the streets of Dehli.

#7: Riding a camel through the desert in Pushkar.

#8: Getting henna done on my hands in Delhi and on my foot in Jaipur.

#9: Letting go of my fear of snakes and hanging with a snake charmer!

#10: This goes without saying… HUGE highlight was bonding with the Tribe! [See all my pics here!] Though most of us were strangers before arriving in India- we each left with 15 bonds forged throughout this amazing experience! A few of us even paused to spend time with Olivia Pope… Nope- being in India is no reason to miss Scandal.

  • Wheel to Live

    Great pictures! Looks like you had a great time! What was it like listening to a man romance a snake?

    • Ms. Veralyn

      Amazing!! Still can’t believe I got that close!

  • Haja

    Hey! I stumbled across ur blog whilst looking for the no
    madness travel tribe. Seems like u had an amazing time in India. It’s on my bucketlist. When I found out ur also a Salone Titi I just HAD to comment. Any chance of an invite to the tribe?

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