“I feel bad for the living goddess. She stays there till puberty, and that is like the worst time to come out!” Joani commented feeling bad for the young goddess girl in Nepal, Kathmandu.

(Note: After the goddess is chosen at a young age, the girl is  confined in the temple until she reaches puberty, at which point another girl is chosen.)

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill, an Australian Football Player

“Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta, a Moroccan explorer of Berber descent, who is widely recognised as one of the greatest travelers of all time.

(The above quotes were posted in a Couchsurfer host’s profile who is from Kolkata, India)