I just finished reading a great book, "Long Way Round" by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. It's the story of their four month motorcycle journey from London through Europe and Asia to Magadan Siberia, then from Alaska to New York City. It was one of those books I just couldn't put down, I loved reading about their adventures as they met people in all walks of life and as they struggled to get across very difficult terrain.
Their hardships made me realize how good I have it and made me resolve to complain a bit less about some of the discomforts here in Delhi. At least I'm not camping and don't have to worry about how to cross a raging river on a motorcycle!
I also realized that I have something in common with them:
I love finding myself in a foreign culture and the growth that comes as I stretch myself to adapt and find ways to survive.
Every time I picked up the book I found myself with one of my favorite Norah Jones covers in my head (Tom Waite did the original), "The Long Way Home"