entering the land of the gods

a study abroad journey

The Glory of India

“Hyderabad is a city with a history that reads like a love story and a past that sounds like a fairy tale.”

Yesterday we experienced some of the most historical and romantic sites in Hyderabad! Our dear, Anu served as travel guide and trip planner for the day. Anu is a PhD student on campus who is serving as the SIP Assistant. Keeping track of 20 American college students was certainly no easy task, but we thank her for it.

This was our time to be a tourist, yet many times I felt like we were the tourist attraction. At all of these historically site, the Indian tourists would be taking pictures of us while we took pictures of the monument. It was actually quite laughable. We had been advised to decline pictures with Indians if asked, and that happened a lot. Other simply wanted to know where we were from and what we were doing. I liked those people a lot. I appreciated that they took interest but were not pushy.


It was a long, exhausting, and sweaty day—didn’t eat lunch until 3pm, dinner at 9pm—yet it was memorable and I feel changed by it.

So with stories in my heart, research in my mind, and pictures to share, I invite you into the fairy tale…



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