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!
#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.