India: Family Advice

My brother went to India in the summer of 2004.

He stayed for four weeks,
and had some fairly crazy stories to tell upon returning...

One involving his friend,
 who woke up in the middle of the night 
to find a giant rat sitting on his chest.

A local shrugged it off
and explained it to be normal,
since "rats like to come eat the food 
 under your finger nails while you sleep."

.... !!!!! .....


So in doing this guest series,
I had to tap my trusted source and beg him to contribute.

Which he did,
because he's so nice like that.

Meet my (hilarious) big brother, Jonathan
and check out his answer to my big question:

What is the biggest surprise waiting for me in India?


"An all-out assault on your senses, 
and inevitably, 
your intestines as well..." 

"...I lost 25 pounds in 4 weeks."

he's a funny one!

... Ha! I wish! 25 pounds would make me a new woman...

I don't get to typically thank guest bloggers this personally,
but thanks for coming, Jonathan. Love you!

*all images original to Aspiring Kennedy


  1. You've officially kicked in my wanderlust (again)! Just a few weeks ago I told my husband that while we're living in Europe we need to make a trip to India, so I'm loving this series and can't wait to see/hear more of your adventure!

  2. Such a lovely series you've put together here and I'm so impressed by your graphics, it's all so beautifully presented.

  3. 25pounds would make you a non existent woman! Loving the India inspiration - cannot wait to hear about your trip and see your pics...

  4. I love that your brother guest posted! Such a treat! Okay, if rats are a normal thing there than I cannot imagine what other things could happen. I will always keep my nails clean and short. Sheesh!

  5. ahahah thats pretty crazy! i hope you bring some pepto on your trip! have a great time and i cant wait to see how you like your visit! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  6. WOW. I have heard crazy things like this. Your bro is a brave one. I bet it was quite an experience.

  7. ha! and EW! at the same time. and...25 lbs?! well, if i don't want to go simply do to wanderlust how about a severe weight loss instead?! ;)

  8. Fun to see him on here...and read his POV!

  9. The rats/fingernails image will haunt me - yuk! Your brother is very funny. :)

  10. I'm literally cracking up at the rat story, sounds like a good place to go for weight loss haha. Hope your having fun!


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