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I still love Shantaram

26 Mar
Monsoon Palace, Udaipur, India

Monsoon Palace, Udaipur, India

“It’s a characteristic of human nature that the best qualities, called up quickly in a crisis, are very often the hardest to find in a prosperous calm.”

-Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

Recommended Read!


there are no yesterdays on the road

19 Mar
train to udaipur

train to Udaipur, kindly ignore the hair

“What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”

-William Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways: A Journey into America

Where I finally quote Shantaram

13 Feb

making friends in Udaipur, India

“Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we can never know which one is which until we’ve loved them, left them, or fought them.”

-Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram: A Novel

(Big Recommendation: Possibly the most engaging book I’ve ever read)

7 travel tunes: a starter playlist

7 Feb

It’s music list time! Here is a rundown of my favorite travel songs; songs that capture the feeling of a journey.

I left out the obvious classics to avoid repetition.  To be clear, this omission does not mean I don’t tear up when listening to travel anthem Leaving on a Jet Plane.  And of course, On the Road Again makes everyone think of travel, and yes, me too. So consider songs of that ilk silently implied on this list.

Take a look at my 7 favorites and then I’d love to learn yours. Leave your additions in the comments, and after all is said and done I’ll make a Spotify playlist of everyone’s suggestions and share it.

So without further ado, in descending order, my favorites:
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