Existing Member?

Tags

There are [0] photos and [7] stories tagged with "beggars".


Rattled

INDIA | Sun, 7 Feb 2016 | By davidford | Views [311]

I was sitting in my room earlier today and reflecting on the last few days. The word 'rattled' came to my mind. Rattled as in fazed but also literally, as if something in my chest has been shaken loose and is bouncing around within the confines of my ... Read more >

Tags: beggars, enlightenment, peace, temples

Salaam Baalak Trust - One story

INDIA | Sun, 29 Dec 2013 | By tjrossi | Views [2003] | Comments [2]

Of all the interactions I've had with children at Salaam Balaak Trust perhaps the most powerful has been with Raju, a young Polio sufferer. Raju was born sometime around 1990 on the streets around New Delhi. He developed Polio at a young age which caused ... Read more >

Tags: beggars, delhi, disability, disabled, education, india, street children, volunteering

On second thought, Kolkata

INDIA | Sun, 29 Sep 2013 | By tjrossi | Views [603]

To the uninitiated Kolkata seems a city of pure chaos.  At least that was my first impression.     Every type of transport jockeys for position on narrow streets with little or no pavements.  To get from A to B on foot you experience ... Read more >

Tags: beggars, culture shock, india, kolkata, rickshaw, traffic

A Fistful of Rupees: Coping with Begging on Third World Trails

INDIA | Fri, 20 Nov 2009 | By travel-tips | Views [5651] | Comments [1]

Thanks so much to Jeff Greenwald from Ethical Traveler for this guest post.  Several years ago, on a solo trek in northern India, I was joined by an eight-year-old boy wearing a tattered red vest. He startled me with a phrase in perfect ... Read more >

Tags: beggars, begging, culture shock, ethical travel, india, poverty, responsible travel

Oh Kalkotta!

INDIA | Wed, 8 Jul 2009 | By houdyman | Views [922]

Well as you can read we decided not to visit Nepal instead opting for Kolkata where we could spend close to a week working with fast internet for job related items. We traveled to Kalcuta on our first train in India with the American Indian boys, Anand ... Read more >

Tags: beggars, kolkata, monsoon

Sat 27 Sept - Sighisoara

ROMANIA | Sat, 27 Sep 2008 | By pecosbiff | Views [1135]

Night train 11.25 pm Budapest to Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad Tepes or, as I like to call him, Draccie. Got in 9.14 am. Changed money at the Banca Carpatica (love to open account there just to see the chequebook), coffee and cheese omelette in ... Read more >

Tags: beggars, dracula, taxi ripoff

"Go and tell your people about it"

INDIA | Tue, 25 Mar 2008 | By allwelcome | Views [1210] | Comments [2]

‘Do not give beggar’s money. You are their biggest problem.’ As soon as I saw the sign, I walked right into the shop. The man behind the desk looked tough. He was a Sikh. (tell tale signs of turban, silver bracelet, beard) With my most ... Read more >

Tags: beggars, children, india, scams

 

Browse Writers

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



Pin yourself on our World Map.

Random Photo

by bergdorf-brunette, Views[156]

by bergdorf-brunette | Views [156]

Random Photo

by murrihyk, Views[181]

by murrihyk | Views [181]

Random Photo

by davidt, Views[84]

by davidt | Views [84]

World Nomads on

World Nomads on