Mariellen Ward

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Mariellen Ward is a professional travel blogger. She runs the award-winning travel site Breathedreamgo.com, launched in 2009 and one of the world's top travel blogs with a Domain Authroity of 51.

Breathedreamgo is inspired by Mariellen’s extensive travels in India. The site covers Canada, Asia, Europe and other destinations as well, with a focus on cultural experiences, female solo travel, offbeat travel, and wellness. Breathedreamgo has been featured on many lists of top blogs and in leading publications such as USA Today, India Today, The Times of India, Canadian Living, Vogue India, and many others; and has won many awards.

Mariellen started travel blogging in 2005 and can be found online as Breathedreamgo, on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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Shopping in India

I have also bought a lot of Indian souvenirs over the years, and things that were specialties of the region I was travelling in such as wall hangings in Rajasthan, silk saris in Varanasi, India, and mala beads in Rishikesh. For more information read my Delhi Travel Guide: • Connaught Place is the commercial centre of Delhi, and it’s good for the Janpath souvenir market, plus men’s clothes, khadi, packaged spices, books. I wasted a lot of money by buying things the first time I saw them – like a peacock feather fan, fabulous-looking but horribly uncomfortable shoes and a lot of jewelry that broke on the second wearing. If I had to do it all over again, I would buy fewer things, and spend more time and money ensuring I was buying good quality.

The Dust of India: Why travel in India is magical

At the end of my first trip to India – six deeply immersed months, living in Delhi with my new Indian boyfriend, traveling from Kanyakumari to Dharamsala and studying yoga in several ashrams – I didn’t want to leave so badly, I felt sick. you worry your brain will melt; you can never get the right advice, directions or change; you have to watch every thing you put in your mouth, even making sure it’s closed tight in the shower; the train is late, the car breaks down, the driver doesn’t listen; your white clothes come back from the laundry grey; you see the same shawl for half the price, half an hour later; the thin, naked child turning somersaults at the corner breaks your heart; and the sight of an old woman carrying a basket of bricks on her head in the heat of the day fills you with stifled anguish. If you enjoyed this post… Please sign up to The Travel Newsletter in the sidebar and follow Breathedreamgo on all social media platforms including Instagram, TripAdvisor, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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