With a population of over one billion, and only one-third the size of the United States, perhaps it is no surprise that Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism all originated in the unique and mysterious country of India. Joe Semenak, presenter at Winter Wanderlust this Friday evening, comments that, “It is nearly impossible to visit India and not have some kind of religious experience, positive or negative, because spirituality is a part of the fabric of the country.”
Travel with Joe as he makes his way around this vast country encountering the people, their spiritual history, and the natural beauty of the land. A seasoned solo traveler, he travels in two-month increments, imbibing in the unexpected and unknown that crops up in the four-dozen countries he has visited, from Central Asia to Central America. “The value of travel is how it affects and changes us, psychologically, physically and spiritually,” says Joe, a deft dancer with diversity.
Along with visiting the Taj Mahal at Agra and the Khajuraho Group of Monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Joe covers some practical aspects: women traveling in India, trains, navigating cities, and the rickshaw mafia.