If you haven’t read Dominique Browning’s blog posts on Slow Love Life about her fascinating trip to India, you must. She recently returned from an amazing two week journey which she helped lead along with the travel company Elevate Destinations. This group supports Good Weave, an organization that works to end illegal child labor.
Her photos are absolutely enchanting! Her writing couldn’t be more inspiring! You feel as if you are there through her keen eye and observations.
She writes her last India post about doing the “Laundry on Sunday”. You’ll see amazing photographs of women as they gather to do their wash around Udaipur Lake, a scene that she says has been going on for hundreds of years, a scene that can be replicated all over India.
Dominique’s adventures lead you through the state of Rajasthan. As she rides on the back of an elephant, she finally understands “how long those treks across India must have felt.” From witnessing women doing highway maintenance, to crashing festive wedding parties, to finding marigolds and the color everywhere, she took it all in.
Going to the house where Gandhi spent his last months and seeing the glasses of her childhood hero was one of the highlights of her trip.
This is how Dominique sums up India:
“It is achingly difficult, emotionally draining to see the poverty and filth…India is also a brilliantly beautiful place, full of imagination and creativity and craft, a place in which the past is as alive as the present–often there doesn’t seem to be a line between past and present–and there aren’t many places in which one gets a sense of that in our country.”
Please read Dominique’s blog and take your own trip to India through her eyes. It’s a very worthwhile experience.