Rob Williams: I signed up to travel to India with SalaamGarage without knowing quite what to expect. IT was the first overseas trip of my adult life (if you don’t count the weeklong drinking binge in Scotland after my senior year of high school). More than anything, I think I just wanted to verify that the world is a real place. After two weeks with the SalaamGarage group, and four more weeks traveling on my own – drifting past laundry lines in the backwaters of Kerala, pausing in front of vivid hand-painted billboards in Tamil Nadu, and wandering through fish markets in Mumbai – I am definitely more convinced about the reality of the world, especially when I look at some of the photographs I took along the way.
Rob Williams is a mercenery copywriter and copy editor who lives above a meat market in the East Village in New York City. He plans to continue traveling – and writing – as much as he can.