Welcome to India Volume 2: One Woman's Adventure (Paperback)
What drives an accomplished professional woman to abandon a comfortable middle-class American life for the clamor of India? What motivates one to choose intentional discomfort and conscious confusion over the predictability of western luxuries? What haunting aspects of magical India's allure cause the author to feel so at home? Explore those questions as you accompany the author through North India. The first volume of "Welcome to India" was based on journals kept during the author's first two-and-a-half months in South India. This book covers the second half of that trip to the Dalai Lama's adopted home of McLeod Ganj, stunning Golden Temple in Amritsar, world-renowned Nek Chand Rock Gardens in Chandigarh, ancient cities of Pushkar and Jaipur in the Rajasthan deserts, pilgrimage city of Haridwar, sacred Rishikesh in the Himalayas made famous by the Beatles trip there, Taj Mahal in Agra, and capital city of Delhi. Always forthright about challenges encountered in her personal quest to live a more spiritual existence, India's lessons of patience, flexibility, and tolerance are sometimes difficult for the author to embrace. Nevertheless, her enthusiasm of looking at them as though "through the eyes of a child" captures the reader's imagination. Her unabashed love for the intensity and paradoxes of the country continues to grow throughout her trip. The author's candor wil leave readers who have been to India themselves chuckling, commiserating, and perhaps envying her adventures. Those who have not will either be moved to book their own trip or remain comfortably in their own armchairs.