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Warning: Writer On The Loose! | Ember Leigh Romance

For those of you that know me or do any perusing at all of my life on social media, you’ll know that I travel. A lot. Like, a lot a lot.

Easter Island, 2013

Included in the travels is Easter Island, 2013…

...And to Mount Sinai, Egypt

…And Mount Sinai, Egypt in 2009…

Plus Santorini, Greece...

…Plus Santorini, Greece…

...and countless other countries!

…and countless other countries!

I don’t know why this is — it’s just a primordial urge that bubbles hot and fervent deep within me. I write about the slow travel over here, on my travel blog, which has been going for over two years.

And now I’m facing a new trip. As a resident slow traveler through South America (current location: PERU), the current journey on deck is a bit of a long haul. Even by my standards.

I’m going to INDIA, which would be a long haul as it is from the USA, but I had to first get my ass from the Andes to the Midwest, which was a day-long trip in itself. After several lovely days in Chicago, visiting with friends and dispersing Peruvian gifts and eating ALL THE AMERICAN FOOD, it’s time to head east. Far, far east.

One of my good friends from college is getting married, and this will mark my FIRST EVER legit Hindu wedding. I am so excited I could explode. Instead, I will try to funnel my excitement into writing, or reading, or screaming silently in corners in the airport.

Once he gets married after the nine-day affair in Agra, I will embark on a multi-week solo trip through eastern India. As a practitioner of Ashtanga yoga, it’s imperative that I go pay my dues in an ashram, and visit the Ganges, and all of those good things that I’ve been waiting literally almost a decade to do.

That said, I bid ye all a farewell — for now. My blog won’t wither and die while I’m gone, since I’m definitely not going to be “off the clock” while I travel (nope, that’s the good thing about being self-employed; even your trip to India isn’t technically a vacation!). But my regular post planning and organization might experience a strange halt, or unexpected detour.

After all, I want to leave ample room for Ember’s Kitchen to see the emergence of a few curry recipes, should the occasion arise!

I’ll catch you all on the other side — hopefully well, with minimal jet-lag and plenty of vibrant stories and photos to share!