believe that travel is one of the finest ways to learn – to learn about
oneself, about the world, different cultures and religions is to
‘Bibles’ of traveling, are in my opinion the Lonely Planet travel
guides. Here’s the homepage for
In 1985 I
took part in a University of Waterloo/Mannheim University exchange
program in 1985. You can learn more about this program here: Waterloo/Mannheim University exchange program
One of the
highlights of my travels was working at a Kibbutz in Israel. This
link will get you to the Kibbutz Program Centre, which will give you
helpful information if you are ever interested in volunteering at an
In 1996 my
family accompanied me on a ten month trip to India, where I was
conducting research and learning the Gurmukhi language at Punjabi University in Patiala, Punjab through the Department of Religious Studies. While we were based in Patiala, we also visited many cities, including Amritsar, home of the Harmandir Sahib, otherwise known as the Golden Temple, Chandigarh, Delhi,
Dharamsala in the Himalayas, and Rajasthan.
In 2004, I was co-director of the University of Waterloo's 'The Living Traditions of India' a 4th year course in which 15 students accompanied by 2 professors spent 3 months in India. We spent 6 weeks in South India, where our base was Bangalore and 6 weeks in North India with Delhi as our base. This photo was taken at the
ruins, once an impressive Citadel in Delhi.
Here is a
great site for
maps, if you’re looking to travel in India:
This is a good site focusing on the state of Punjab: Punjab Online.
This site focuses on Punjab arts and cultures.
My family and I also
spent time in Rajasthan. This travel site by Bill Wood contains some remarkable photos of Rajasthan's ancient towns and cities.
One of my favourite places in India is
Dharamsala, the home in exile of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.
Here's a good resource for information on