Short Stories Read: The Khan Men of Agra (page 60) & In Nebraska (page 122)
When I read The Khan Men of Agra, I could not shake the accounts of foreign woman (and Indian being raped and in some cases murdered. Honestly, anytime I read something about Indiana, that's what I think of. Nevertheless, I really liked the piece and one aspect really stuck home with me: travel and taking chances. I've also traveled within the continental United States, but even then you encounter people from those towns that you trust.
The best example of that is when I went to New York. I was about to get a slice of pizza as I walked through some Brooklyn neighborhood and some old black guy in a white Cadillac yelled to me that the pizza there was trash I should go a block over to a place called Eddy's. I listened, got pizza at Eddy's and it was the best pizza I've ever had.