Before arriving in India, I did not have any expectations. I knew to expect slums and poverty but I also knew I wouldn’t be the same person at the end of my trip. As cheesy as it may be, India had a profound effect on me. Only after two weeks of exploring the South, I felt awakened, not only from the Indian spices and foods but also from the wild air and the kindness of the locals. From the head bobbing to their vibrant culture, I was able to experience and enjoy a world so different to one I thought I knew.
India is sadly filled with poverty. After meeting and seeing so many individuals live in such conditions, I was shocked to see how optimistic and caring they were. Possessions did not define them and their desires did not overcome them. They were simply happy. I hope one day I can return to India and not only help those in need, but learn from them.
Thank you! So sweet! I am currently at university in Vienna (Austria) . But I generally live a very international life with family around the globe, from Bali (where I grew up) to Melbourne and New Zealand. You can read more in my “about me” tab :) xx
thank you so much ! x