on her favorite India experience:
On the Kashmir trip, we stayed aboard this houseboat on Nagin Lake. It was completely still except for the occasional ripples from shikara boats. The sky was perfectly reflected, and you couldn’t tell where the horizon line started and stopped on the water.
We woke up really early to go to this floating market, and it was super cold because it was November. We got underneath these blankets and it was completely dark. They paddled us out to the middle of the lake, and suddenly we started hearing these calls from every side of the lake reverberating all around us. We could see lights from fires close to the mosques. It was this surreal moment because there was this cacophony of sound from nothing we could see and we were floating in nothingness. It was really moving, and my first personal encounter with Islam. Read student testimonials