I want to thank everyone who warned me about India and sent me a massive list of links of bad news about the country. I really appreciate all the concern -- it only shows how much you love me.

But I made a promise to an organisation that I will come help them teach English and hopefully encourage more Indian girls to go to school. I cannot break that promise. What breaks my heart the most is those who sent the links have never been to India.

I would like to ask you to wish me well (or pray for me) because if all of us are afraid, how are we, abled and educated human beings, be able to "help save the world." We keep posting "I want to save the world in my own little ways" but does 'own little ways' mean posting statuses on social media? What happened to our humanity? Not the humanity of the world but did you somehow, at one point, questioned your own humanity? Did it not occur to us that together, we are always stronger than fear?

I am not going to sit down and keep expressing my sentiments on Facebook about this issue that I have strong feelings for. To be honest, I also feel strong towards the children of Syria but the country is not stable (yet) so I am going to have to pass this time. I am also thinking, researching and asking the people I know. 
Gaya nga ng sabi ng marami, huwag sumabak sa giyera ng walang bala.

I am going to quote my good friend, @coffeethentravel this post as she said a very powerful message about traveling: "If you listen to what you hear on the news, the world is pretty much cut off from traveling at the moment. If you go to the Middle East you’ll get shot, Central America, kidnapped, India scammed and Africa harassed. If you read too much of the newspaper you’ll probably never leave your house again. How is a girl to travel this world solo anymore? I don’t doubt you for being apprehensive. If you listen to the media that is.. I understand when someone tells you not to go somewhere you listen. But I urge you to question them – to ask if they have recently visited and what their experience was." I ask you not to challenge my truth. Your stories matter. Go out there and write it. 📸 @aworldtotravel
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  • psimonmywayI want to thank everyone who warned me about India and sent me a massive list of links of bad news about the country. I really appreciate all the concern -- it only shows how much you love me.

    But I made a promise to an organisation that I will come help them teach English and hopefully encourage more Indian girls to go to school. I cannot break that promise. What breaks my heart the most is those who sent the links have never been to India.

    I would like to ask you to wish me well (or pray for me) because if all of us are afraid, how are we, abled and educated human beings, be able to "help save the world." We keep posting "I want to save the world in my own little ways" but does 'own little ways' mean posting statuses on social media? What happened to our humanity? Not the humanity of the world but did you somehow, at one point, questioned your own humanity? Did it not occur to us that together, we are always stronger than fear?

    I am not going to sit down and keep expressing my sentiments on Facebook about this issue that I have strong feelings for. To be honest, I also feel strong towards the children of Syria but the country is not stable (yet) so I am going to have to pass this time. I am also thinking, researching and asking the people I know.
    Gaya nga ng sabi ng marami, huwag sumabak sa giyera ng walang bala.

    I am going to quote my good friend, @coffeethentravel this post as she said a very powerful message about traveling: "If you listen to what you hear on the news, the world is pretty much cut off from traveling at the moment. If you go to the Middle East you’ll get shot, Central America, kidnapped, India scammed and Africa harassed. If you read too much of the newspaper you’ll probably never leave your house again. How is a girl to travel this world solo anymore? I don’t doubt you for being apprehensive. If you listen to the media that is.. I understand when someone tells you not to go somewhere you listen. But I urge you to question them – to ask if they have recently visited and what their experience was." I ask you not to challenge my truth. Your stories matter. Go out there and write it. 📸 @aworldtotravel

  • ruchiiirichYou are so cute❣
  • _angelalalavery well said. same thing happened to me before visiting Mexico city. a lot of people warned me about it, (people who haven't even gone there). However, I went on and never had any issues. Wish you well Trisha, thank you for keeping us inspired ❤️
  • puro_cobreSe parece a ti @kareeenfuentes
  • karlacharisseYou're doing amazing things. I'm praying for you.
  • maconricafortWent to India last yr - Delhi and Agra. I must say that I was really culture shocked (from all the countries I've been) but the place and people are wonderful! Yes, communication is really bad, only few people could understand or speak straight english, but they're very talkative and friendly. The foods are almost all spicy (but I guess you are already used with spicy foods hehe). Probably the only thing that scared me was when I went to one of their famous landmark in Delhi, a group of teenage boys came up with me then suddenly took pictures with me one by one eventhough I was shaking my head for refusal. Other than that, I really had a great time and I wish I could do what you're doing! Bring me pls? Hahaha. You're amazing! Always take care 💙
  • dinhs_pinayStay safe and happy travels, Trisha! All the best! Kaya mo 'yan kid, sabi ni Jollibee! 😘
  • kareeenfuentes@puro_cobre claro que no jaja
  • engr_dEncouraging😘 God bless you.
  • apinchofhaze❤❤❤
  • sugarwithaspiceStay safe @psimonmyway!!! I always love reading your long notes. All of it are just inspiring. 😘😘😘
  • overrreyI absolutely fell in love with India when I went there about six months ago❤️ Although it is true that the country is dirty, I can attest to the fact that most of the places i went to are safe (and stunningly beautiful) India is so vibrant: full of life, color, noise!! I hope you enjoy your stay there! Hehe
  • oliviacherbit😍
  • johannaruth_mYeah
  • johannaruth_mWe might probably never leave our house and go to work considering all the scary things happening out there. But we go to work anyway. We go to supermarkets, malls, public places, beaches, hikings.. Being overcome with fear is rather scarier I guess.
  • spasibocheeI myself had this similar distrust of seemingly dangerous places but I was encouraged to break that prejudice of the unknown. I discovered hidden sanctuaries I would have otherwise not have known had I dwelled on the negative. Besides, Jesus likes traveling and educating. He is a teacher (and even psychologist if you think about it). So go for it! Im pretty sure some of them have been warned about our country too.
  • araneversettlesWell written Trisha! All the best in India!
  • myadventuresacrosstheworldYou stop listening girl: embrace India, and India will embrace you
  • talesofardourLove your journey. Keep it goinggg x
  • kewkewieI feel you. Safe travels trish @psimonmyway
  • 60shadesofdrei❤❤❤ sis
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