Naan place better

January 10, 2020

When we asked Traveler Leonore what her favorite thing about exploring a new place was, her response was: the people.

“Because I travel often for work, I have the added opportunity to really meet people in their every day life. This is what I love the most.”

And that didn’t change on her trip to Chennai, India where her husband is from.

“I noted often that people were so willing to assist, from the restaurant workers, 

to the shop keepers,

to the auto-rickshaw drivers,

to the airport attendants.

There was always someone with a kind smile, and soft word to assist a weary traveler along her way.”

There was never a dal moment on her trip. She didn’t just spend her time himalayan around, she went out searching for fabric. Luckily, her sister-in-law lives in Chennai and knew the exact place to get authentic fabric.


Thank you Leonore for picking out this awesome fabric! We hope you get to visit your family there again soon! Here's to replacing "Goodbye" with "Lentil next time."

Here’s to living life curry-ageously & to feeling good—because after all, it’s Friday!

-the Taaluma Team

Photos by Traveler Leonore Lakshmanan




Also in Feel Good Friday

Final Destin’Asian
Final Destin’Asian

May 20, 2022

There are 4 types of Hmong people that live in this area. The Red Hmong, Black Hmong, Green Hmong and the Flower Hmong tribes. We visited a very remote region that is dominated by the Flower Hmong people and we explored the Bac Ha market which is rarely seen by outsiders.

View full article →

A Tan’gible Difference
A Tan’gible Difference

May 13, 2022

Traveler Patricia recently visited Tanzania as part of a service project. 

She volunteers for the Kisangaji Project, a non-profit that focuses on helping meet the needs of the school and local infrastructure in the village of Kisangaji in Tanzania.

View full article →

A Rwanda'ring Hero

May 06, 2022

Kigali is a beautiful hilly city, quite green and very clean. People are super nice and eager to tell you about their history, including the genocide. Rwanda does not allow plastic bags, so, unlike other African countries, there is no plastic flying around or laying on the streets.

View full article →