Jog Falls, India – Plunge Waterfalls of the World

Second trip in India!!!! Welcome to Jog Falls – India’s 2nd highest plunge waterfall – and it is found in my home state of Karnataka in southern India. The gang (4 French, 1 Colombian and a Jamaican) stayed “close” to home this weekend but of course we went touring. When I say “close” I’m speaking in what we jokingly […]

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A Wild Ride in an Auto-Rickshaw in India

Ah yes the famous Indian Auto Rickshaw. Auto rickshaw drivers, at least in my community in Mangalore, seem to be kindred spirits with the robot taxi drivers back home in Jamaica. Rickshaw drivers have done some of the most daring things I have seen in my life. Not to mention, the exposed structure of the auto rickshaw itself! And in my experience, something crazy usually happens every morning on my way to work. 

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Traumatic Bus Ride to Holy City, Hampi

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Living in India has its perks and one of these is living with a group of expats who are as intrigued with the Indian landscape as you are. Every chance we get at a long weekend, we try to visit a new city. This week I travelled to Hampi – a famous holy city in the south of India. What could go wrong on a 12 hour bus ride?

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Groped on a Bus in India #MeToo

Nothing to make light of but not severe enough to make a big deal, but I moved to India and got quickly sexually harassed. I was making my way on the overnight bus from Mangalore to Hampi when:

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Indian Festival – Sri Krishna Janmasthami

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Last Sun-Mon was the Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival for the celebration of the birth of one of Hindu Indians’ favourite god – Lord Krishna. I visited the neighbouring town of Udupi (1 hour by bus) to check out the festivities and such.

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Hijra/Chakka – Gender Fluidity in India

While walking on my way to work I think I saw a Hijra today…well there’s no way I can be sure if they were truly a Hijra or “Chakka” as they’re more locally called in Mangalore, India. As it was explained to me, a Chakka is a group of men who identify with feminine gender […]

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I am Moving to India!

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UNBELIEVABLE is an understatement. So much has happened in the two years that I decided I would shake up my life and stop living a humbug existence of routines. First, I upped and moved to France (yay!) and now two years later I am moving to INDIA.

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