You weren’t kidding about the inner earthquake, Raam.
I can only imagine what this type of travel can bring to anyone leaving the US. I have lived in the Middle East before as you know and Tehran and Turkey have many (many!) issues but not as much poverty – at least not the extent to which India and other places do!
There is a lot of reflection here and I think you will continue to experience even more as you move on from Vietnam to Nepal. I am curious to see how you decide to live your life when and IF you come back to the US. Very happy to have read all of these…..and thanks for being you, Raam!!!!