The Thatch Caye resort in Belize was my first experience with communal eating.
Thatch Caye is a cozy resort, where life forces you to disconnect and relax.
I’ve earned my badge for traveling – spending a year abroad in high school as an exchange student; followed by 9 years as an expat in London, where I discovered my now wife from India; and now with her, traveled extensively throughout Europe and India. Oddly though, I’m not a social traveler. Slightly introverted by…
You are accustomed to the noise around your home. It falls into the background, but the agitation is still there. To know the silence of the desert gives you to appreciation for the stimulation you endure each day.
My year in high school as an exchange student in Bremen was challenging, even though the experience was invaluable. One of the most difficult parts was my host mother.
A place isn’t boring. But being an exchange student, sitting through a class in a language you don’t speak can be… so what did I do?
It was difficult living with such a different host-family in Germany, but I learned so much from that year, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
There are certain turning points in your life. My first trip to Jaipur, India, and the 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat was one such point.