Endless Bliss | Happy Lifestyle Blog: Experiencing India.

Experiencing India.

If you didn't know already, I love traveling. My ideal job would be one where I get to travel the world and experience different cultures and write about it. Since getting a job like that would be near to impossible for me, I like to experience different cultures closer to home.
I think one of the most beautiful things about the United States is that it's filled with almost every culture imaginable. Everyone living in this country came from somewhere else, and yet somehow, we manage to live cohesively (for the most part). 
This past weekend, my friend, Katherine, invited me to India Night at LSUS, Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Tickets for the event are normally $100, but since I helped Katherine with set-up and little things throughout the event, I was able to get in with no charge. I have always wanted to be an event planner, and I love being behind the scenes of events, so I was happy to help out. I help put chair covers and sashes on chairs, handed out pamphlets and directed people to the buffet. Even though I helped out, I was still able to experience everything as well.
The first hour was a cocktail reception with appetizers. I wish I could tell you what the appetizers were, but I really have no idea. I had some white wine that was a little dry for my taste, but I still drank it. There were three different appetizers, and I sampled them all. I only really liked one, which was basically fried spinach and onions. It was different, but pretty good.
My favorite part of the night was the dance performace. There are Indian dancers that traveled to Shreveport from Dallas with a group called Blue Flame Productions. They performed 11 different dances. I loved all of their different costumes and the energy that each of the performers had. You could tell which ones were seasoned dancers and which were newer. They did a lot of fusion dances which were more modern, and my favorite was the Bollywood Fusion. They also had one particular dance where the dancers were younger, from 13-17, and they did fairly well. My favorite dancer was this girl that looked kind of like Lea Michele. She did a few dances, and her energy jumped off the stage. My favorite male dancer was Kaizer. He was hilarious and fun to watch, and his facial expressions were priceless.
Lea Michele look-a-like is the girl on the right

Kaizer is the one in the middle.

Sorry for all of the crappy photos. I only had my phone with me since I was using a smaller purse. 
After the dance concert was dinner. The only Indian food I've ever had was curry, which I do enjoy. They had two different kinds of curry for dinner, as well as a few other dishes that I don't remember. I enjoyed it overall, but I must admit that Indian food is definitely not my favorite. They also had two different desserts that I did not like at all. I'm still glad that I was able to experience the food and the culture through the program. 
Even though I'm unlikely to travel to India anytime soon, I'm so happy that I was able to get a little taste of the Indian culture in my city. While I'm not able to spend all of my money on traveling, experiencing different cultures close to home is still a treat.
Have you ever traveled to India or experienced Indian culture in any way? 
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I'm Angelic and I blog over at www.simplysinova.com, a lifestyle blog that's all about my record collecting, fashion, beauty, and pop culture. When I'm not blogging I can be found watching Wes Anderson films, listening to Lana Del Rey and Coldplay and gushing over french bulldogs.

What are you looking forward to this summer? 
This summer I'm looking for to traveling! I'll be visiting Miami, New York and California this summer. I'm also looking forward to expanding and growing my blog.

Where is your favorite place that you've visited? 
The best place I've ever visited was: DISNEY WORLD! I've been more than a dozen times and it still ever gets old! It is definitely the happiest place on Earth!

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I'd love to visit Paris! It's my mission to go sometime next year!

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  1. Sound like a great event. I had my first bite of Indian food last year.

  2. These is a great event. Last year, I took my family to an Asian culture festival and they loved it It's great to get out and experience different foods and cultures without having to leave the city.

  3. It was a lot of fun. I'm really excited I was able to be a part of it.

  4. It really is! I forget that there are so many cultural groups around me, and it's so fun to experience something that is so out of the norm for me.

  5. The festival sounds great especially the dancing performance. Entering the Giveaway, thanks for posting. I hope to continue to grow my blog followers this year and continue to improve content.

  6. The dance performance was absolutely amazing. I wish I could dance like that! Good luck in the giveaway! Participating in them is definitely a good way to grow your followers, especially with a prize like this that gives away a lot of ad space. Good luck achieving your goals!

  7. I love everything about India - the culture, language, colours, everything! This post brings me so much smiles, haha. I'm glad you had a great time! In Vancouver, we have about a week dedicated to Bhangra and we celebrate a lot of the Indian holidays throughout the year too. Definitely a taste of culture without spending more than $20.

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  9. That's amazing! This was my first Indian experience, and it was so much fun. I'm officially fascinated by Indian culture. I'll have to find other foods that I like besides curry though.

  10. I love butter chicken (it's a classic!), chicken pakora, and dosa ^__^ but it might take some time to find a "good one" since different restaurant will make them differently. I think chicken pakora is probably the easiest thing to try on the menu first; it's pretty much small deep fried chicken pieces with spices :D Goood luck on your new Indian adventures, haha. So much delicious food to try :3

  11. I hear that Indian food is really big in London, so maybe I'll try it when I go visit next week! I'll have to keep your suggestions in mind.

  12. You nailed my dream job! I'd love to travel the world and write about all the different cultures out there! I'm thinking of making my own coffee table book highlighting all the great wonders of the world <3

  13. You nailed my dream job! I'd love to travel the world and write about all the different cultures out there! I'm thinking of making my own coffee table book highlighting all the great wonders of the world <3


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