Monsoon Madness: Calm Before the Storm

Monsoon Madness Calm Before the Storm Book I of the Monsoon Madness memoirs series Calm Before the Storm describes the early weeks of summer leading up to monsoon season in McleodGanj north India capital of Tibet in Exile home o

  • Title: Monsoon Madness: Calm Before the Storm
  • Author: Tammy Winand
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Book I of the Monsoon Madness memoirs series, Calm Before the Storm, describes the early weeks of summer 2011 leading up to monsoon season in McleodGanj, north India, capital of Tibet in Exile, home of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.Volunteer English teacher and activist for the Tibetan refugee community, Tammy Winand, has just returned from a break in Kathmandu, Nepal She hBook I of the Monsoon Madness memoirs series, Calm Before the Storm, describes the early weeks of summer 2011 leading up to monsoon season in McleodGanj, north India, capital of Tibet in Exile, home of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.Volunteer English teacher and activist for the Tibetan refugee community, Tammy Winand, has just returned from a break in Kathmandu, Nepal She has a few weeks left before a season long house and pet sit, and is eager to find her place in the community Her journal details the incongruities that make up everyday life in this rapidly changing Himalayan hill station Follow her as she watches corny sci fi movies in a Nepali cafe, plays chess with reincarnate Buddhist Lamas, and attends the most holy festival in the Buddhist calendar.Calm Before the Storm is an emotional first hand account of a woman trying to bridge cultural gaps and find a home in a foreign place.5000 words, first installment of Monsoon Madness memoir series

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    1. Written in diary format, this is an enjoyable account of a westerner, trying to fit in to a very different society. I found myself nodding in agreement at some points, having experienced similar incidents on my sojourn in that community, and the author's frustrations were all too familiar. So were the moments of utter joy at beholding the wonderful scenes and scenery of this ever fascinating little town. Yet, this short book would be an entertaining read for anyone intrigued by cultural differen [...]

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