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Travel Blogs from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
... perhaps indeed a seeker, for in striving towards your goal, you do not see many things that are under your nose.’” - Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha.
I live in India today because I put my trust in something other than seeking.
It’s not that I became religious or tossed out my ambitions. All that changed was that I returned to my intuition. I let silence be my guide, waiting for the way to reveal itself rather ...
... Steves thoughts on the place! When arriving in India for the first time it is safe to say we were both a little anxious. Partly because we knew India would be a test of our resolve and partly because we had no idea what to expect from our Ashram experience which would begin it. On arriving it was clear that I had an advantage over Catherine having experienced similar surroundings, regulations and processes before. Checking into 'reception', being handed bed clothes, both being given ...
... to Deesha (our hostess) and her delightful family. We got into a taxi and headed towards the Alleppey boat jetty. We bought our tix for boat trip to Kollam 300 Rupees each. Had around 1 hour before we left, so we chose our seats up on top for good sightseeing and bought a few snacks (i.e., ice cream – Mom has a nack for finding ice cream places in India and other countries as well). ...
I tried my first Kirtan tonight.
It started at 6pm - 30 mins silent meditation, then singing / Chanting started. I thought I would love Kirtan having heard do much about it. But its not for me.
I got my friend to sing - she has an amazing voice - but she was v nervous.
Its a beautful yoga hall.
(k) how do you break the monotony of honking and diesel fuel fumes? You go to a place to practice, in the hills on a lake with crocs, snakes, and elephants, the 4 forms of Sivananda yoga. You live amongst your peers. You wake amongst your peers at 5:30. You practice the yogic forms with your peers. You eat amongst your peers. You try to focus on self amongst your peers. You enter, or admittedly I did, with all of this baggage that ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWild Palms Guesthouse Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
We loved our stay here. It was great to be out of the city at a seaside hotel. The service was wonderful and the food was great.
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