Wedding Crashers: Traveler Style

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Think it’s a little strange to invite yourself to a wedding? How about if that wedding is in a remote mountain village in India? Don’t worry, it just happens to be the next step in cultural tourism: immersing yourself in the everyday workings of a local culture.

And contrary to perhaps other weddings you may have attended lately, you’re actually welcome at this one, as recounted in this article over at the Guardian.

“I was assured my presence would be a source of pride to my hosts, who interpret the attendance of a guest from out of town, never mind another country, as a mark of the event’s significance.”

For your own wedding experience, check out Village Ways. Mental note: pack tux for next trip to India.

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