...I boarded my flight at Heathrow, bound for Ahmedabad.
Twelve months later, I'm sitting here in my office overlooking the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam, living a life that could not really be any more different from that which I experienced during my time in India.
It has been quite a year for me, including India, summer in the Netherlands writing my thesis and completing my Master's degree, and travelling in the USA, Colombia and various places in Europe. After a lengthy job hunt, I decided to decline the offer to work with KfW in Delhi, leaving international development for the time being, and try a job in the travel industry: why not work with what I love doing?
In order to show you all that I actually did something other than travel and eat ice cream in those four months, here's a link to my Master's thesis, entitled Male youth, gender, and development: Lived experiences of male youth in the context of change in Ahmedabad, India.
My most sincere thanks, once again, to everyone that took the time to read my ramblings during those months in India, and to the people I was fortunate enough to encounter during my time there that helped to make it such a memorable experience!
|Saturday afternoon in the old city, Ahmedabad (March, 2014).|
Perhaps I'll write another blog someday (I've been intending to for a while, but life keeps getting in the way), but should you wish to keep up with my adventures (or lack thereof), feel free to follow me on Instagram (@sambowers27) or Twitter (@sambowers27).