India – Part 2

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The bride and groom were so generous and thoughtful to send us on a trip before we head back to America. After spending 5 days in Cochin, we took a flight to Goa, where we stayed at the beautiful Vivanta by Taj Resort.¬†We were traveling along with two of the groom’s friends, whom were quite a bit older than us. We weren’t sure how things would turn out; if we would get along, if we would even stick together or chat. We arrived at Goa at midnight and by the time we got settled in the resort, it was nearly 2 AM. The place was dark and quiet, but the rooms were gorgeous! It was like a sudden 5 star upgrade from where we were sleeping the previous night in Cochin. The room was bright, air-conditioned, modern, and most importantly, we had a gorgeous bathroom with an actual shower! The time spent in Cochin was great, but we were always on our feet here and there. Now, we could finally relax and have peace, without the disturbances of a city. Continue reading

India – Part 1

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I haven’t had the chance to write about my India experience! 4 months have already gone by since I came back, and yet I still frequently think about this amazing trip. The first time I had an idea that I might be traveling was when one of my inmates (fellow prisoner from work) got engaged (J and GM). She’s a special friend and both her and GM are simply incredible people. I felt, and still feel very honored to be invited to witness such a wonderful event. An Indian wedding — in India! It doesn’t get more real than that! We had a lot of preparations to do for this trip: VISA, vaccinations, medications, gathering all the plane tickets. Thankfully, J and GM planned it all out for us and reassured us that it was all under control. How did they manage to plan our trip along with hundred of other guests and with wedding preparations?! They are superheroes. I could say tons about this trip, but I will keep it as short as possible…

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