Articles By: Brittany Boroian
Three months ago, I made a life-altering transition in my life: I went from living for two years in empanada-loving, Spanish and Guaraní speaking, Reggaeton-blasting Latin America, to rice-and-dahl gorging, Hindi-central chattering, and Bollywood-dancing Southeast Asia
We get into the cab, a beige car with a roomy trunk to stuff our Western packs. We huddle in together, and in my peripheral vision, I see another towering jeep in front of us, stuffed to the brim with our luggage. I turn my attention to the car door, watching the windows roll down automatically.
As a solo female living in India, I’ve found that there are a variety of essentials every woman should pack when heading on an epic trip to one of the most diverse and incredible countries in the world. After spending six months traveling throughout the north and south of India in 2008, and now living as a Clinton Fellow for the next 10 months in Delhi, I’ve compiled a crucial packing list for every female traveler
Have you returned from your wild and incredible adventures around the world, only to encounter intense reverse culture shock back at home? What does ‘reverse culture shock’ mean?
If I had to describe Paraguay in one word, it would be tranquilo. It’s a hard phrase to properly define in English, so here’s a few expressions that encompass its essence: everything’s chill. Relax. No worry, no hurry. Be at ease. Hakuna Matata. Tranquilo is not just a word; it’s a state of being.