Goa - Day 1
We have arrived in Goa!! They say this city is the Miami of India, and they don't lie. Goa is buzzing with life and beauty. The beaches are pulsating at night to the heartbeats of young people dancing. There's a vibe to this city that is so inherently cool. I've been thinking about my question, what does life mean to other people? And I've decided to try something out. Yesterday, as we were riding around Goa with our taxi driver, Rocky, I got inspired me to ask him, How do you enjoy life? He seemed to be facing so much strife, yet kept the brightest smile on his face and the most genuine laugh in his heart, so I was curious what his answer was. He's my first subject. I'm choosing not to set a number for how many people I interview per day or per city, hoping that life decides for me.
Before I go
Tomorrow, I leave for a 3-week trip to India where my two best friends and I will be backpacking through five cities. On the eve of our trip, I ponder what will come of it. Which discoveries? Which revelations? Which adventures? I’ve noticed over the past few months that whenever I mention our excursion to anyone, the movie Eat, Pray, Love usually finds its way into their response. This brings me to a question that has always intrigued me: how does one prepare for an experience that will be life changing. The truth is I don’t know. My goal for this trip is to be truly present: taking in the sights, the sounds, the smells, and the sensations of this country that my roots belong to.