Field Report from India: Try Something New

Uncategorized • April 1st, 2014 • Oliver


Our intrepid operations coordinator, Jen K, arrived in Agra the other day. She took part in a “heritage walk”, an intimate opportunity to walk in small neighborhoods to see how people live their every day lives. She was invited into a home where a woman offered to give Jen a temporary henna tattoo on her hands. While Jen was impressed with their long, thick lustrous black hair, the women admired Jen’s radiant red locks and pale skin. As she continued walking, she met up with lots of neighbors, many of whom took the time to say hello, smile shyly, or wave to the camera. Because our groups are almost always private departures set up for small groups of just a handful of travelers, this kind of easy rapport is easy to achieve. Like our motto says, “Let the culture embrace you.”

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