I’m not usually one to broadcast my religion as I travel, but around Christmas time, as people continuously asked me how I celebrate the holiday, I began to tell them I was Jewish. To date, every single person to whom I have told I am Jewish has responded with the same thing: ” You’re so […]
This is a guest post by Stephen Barrett. If you want to guest post on Go Backpacking, please read more here. As part of a larger backpacking trip around the world, Stephen Barrett had the good fortune to be in McLeod Ganj, seat of the Tibetan Government in Exile, for the first day of a series […]
One thing I love about India is the way the best laid plans so often change.
Inside the prayer wheels are scrolls of paper with Om Mani Padme Hum written on them.
When I returned from my backpacking trip, I unpacked all the boxes I sent home like a kid on Christmas morning. Some of the stuff had sentimental value, some of it was just as cool as I’d remembered when buying it, and a small percentage fell into the “why the hell did I buy this” […]