Your blogs encouraged me to go to Varanasi and put my mother's ashes in the Ganges....for this I thank you!
- Kira Godbe
Mariellen writes with a passion few other bloggers can reach, and with an honesty few people can take pride in. She is bound to India, physically, emotionally and spiritually ... a modern Scheherazade who intertwines magic and beauty in her tales.
- TenMania's 50 Travel bloggers to follow
Your blog has to be the best I have ever came across. You are a beautiful writer. Thanks.
- Caroline M
Always thankful to you ... without this blog some things are never happy for me in my life. You made India high. I feel this blog is sacred. All these things are just reflection of heart. You have great inner beauty and that is just reflected on your blog.
I haven't read anything as beautiful about India as this sentence from your blog: "India’s gift to the world is an ancient and abiding wisdom built on the realization that reality is shaped in the mind and that the only lasting path to happiness is internal."
- Mayank Bhatt, author and journalist
I have been following you on Facebook. Your positive energy and affection for India are a great presence in my day.
- Chetan S
When I started researching the possibility of traveling to India, I wanted to find a blog written by a woman who had traveled to India by herself and I found you right away. For days I was glued to your site reading all your entries related to India and when I finished I knew that I had to go.
- Vanessa S
Going to India in two weeks time and very much looking forward to it. Your blog was very influential in my final decision and thank you for such an appealing portrait of the whole place.
- Paula M
"I truly think that your blog is one of the best in my opinion. It's just so wholesome and realistic at the same time!