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... trying too hard. I reminded myself to focus on my breath and gazing point so I could cultivate some peace within myself. Only then could I settle back into the flow and find some ease again. It reminds me that trying too hard or being ambitious about the postures means going backwards and, if I can think of it as an hour and a half of breath and meditation, then it is all possible. What is difficult becomes easier and then I ...
... for our visit inside the Palace. Unfortunately, no photos were allowed inside.
Being recognized as one of the most ornate palaces in India, its interior riot of colors, mosaics and mirrors didn’t disappoint me.
As it was our last day with RK in the countryside, we took the opportunity to stop the car frequently in order to take photos of paddy fields and workers therein. We also got some nice photos of ox carts loaded with rice straw and sugar cane, both of which are being harvested at the moment. There were several sugar cane processing places, and we stopped at one to watch them at work. The cane is crushed and the juice is then boiled for a while till it ...
... late 1700’s and was famous for fighting against the British during the time of their invasion. He eventually died in battle with all but two of his family members also being slaughtered. Joseph told me that the British took Tipu Sultan’s two sons back to Britain as hostages and returned them many years later. The 7th generation of Tipu Sultan now lives in India again but in a much lower class than the luxury Tipu Sultan enjoyed.
On the drive to our next ...
... Museum to see some old locomotives and carriages, including the maharaja's saloon dating from 1899 plus a toy train which a local school party (one of many seen on the trip) enjoyed a lot.
We returned to the Retreat and had dinner there which cost R100 - 150.
Babu charged R1000 for each day; not bad for £10.
We both liked Mysore; not too big, and attractive with palaces, colonial buildings, arches, roundabouts and gardens.