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Waking up in a grubby hotel room in a scruffy Kathgodam, I was unsure as to wether the events of yesterday had taken place at all. Looking at a map of Uttarkhand state, I saw that thankfully, I was only a few kilometres away from Haldwani, the town I'd passed through a few days ago. I knew that if I got back there I'd be able to find a bus taking me somewhere west, towards Rishikesh, the famous yoga centre of Beatles fame. Getting a rickshaw to the bus station at Haldwani , I ...
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What an important while I’d admit overwhelming experience to my senses and sensibilities to be traveling this way the first day I arrived in India. Even as exhausted as I was I kept my heart open and connected as I could sharing mints and toothpicks and offering snacks although there weren’t any takers for my odd mixture of dried fruit and raw crackers. I also received some super powerful spicy India version of mints from a ...
so i go to the arti , wich they have every night. also called as the light ceremony.
im already pushing myself forward to the music and the signing i really want to go if i hear it.
it is so peaceful every one is sitting on the stairs at the river , many people from the ashram who are dressed in orange and have the tikka on there forehead (red dot ore gold white stripes).
many children ass well and every one is signing ...
Rishikesh could not have come at a better time. After more than a week in the chaos of Delhi, what a delight Rishikesh has been. Sure the drive up was intense to say the least, but worth it. While only 140ish miles away, the drive takes 6-7 hours. Why? Let's see...at any given time, the two lane road actually becomes 6 or 7 vehicles wide. At one point I counted three cars, a commercial truck, a bus, two scooter/motorbikes, and a bicycle all jockeying for the two lanes. A hundred ...
I chose the most remote and lengthy route to transit to Lumbini, Nepal. Haridwar is my first stop.
A 17 hour overnight ride on a rattly, hard-seated, worn bus placed me in a drier climate and I welcome the 65 degree sunny afternoon. This is flatland with the first Himalayan foothills barely in sight.
The town is large and colorful with a fascinating culture that is well preserved due to its out-of-the-way location. The river Ganges swiftly flows ...