People all around the world celebrated the annual multi-day festival of Diwali over the last few days. From India, Nepal, Malaysia, to the UK, United States and Australia, the Hindu festival of Diwali is the most important Hindu festival of the year. Known as the Festival of Lights, this is a time of year especially dedicated to Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth.
I think it was while visiting a friend in Bombay in 1988, on a city train at the heart of rush hour, that I realized how much I love to travel. This was only my second time in India and I was unused to the sheer volume of people everywhere, millions it seemed, walking, [...]