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Travel Blogs from Mussoorie
... in the immediate vicinity, consisting mostly of scenic landscapes, that I guess it’s time for a change of subjects. One of my former students, Pai, a photographer herself, said that she would prefer to see photos of the local architecture – and the people.
Unfortunately most of the architecture here is not very noteworthy. There are the old British colonial buildings, many of which are falling apart, and the newer buildings are not ...
... now (our hotel couldn’t be better; we’ve found some very good restaurants; and the weather can’t be beat), we decided to stay here until Sunday, at which time we plan to move to Rishikesh, a religious town that is popular with western hippies who want to do yoga and discover the meaning of life.
In the late afternoon/early evening, Gregory was feeling well enough for a walk, so we hiked up to a local ruin on the top of a mountain ...
... it is necessary to climb to get there, as well as to the family of monkeys living on the way there. I didn’t want to have to fight with those monkeys every time I came and went from the hotel.
Mussoorie, Tuesday, 26 March 2013
I woke up this morning with joy in my heart and a spring in my step about the prospect of leaving this hotel I’ve been staying in for the past four days. Among other things, it was the cause of my diarrhea ...
... It is about an Indian Punjabi Sikh who grew up in Scotland and took a trip to India to find himself. Among other things, he experienced the difference in manners between India and Britain, making the following observations, which I quote from his book:
“Up ahead I can see a clock that looks broken as I batter my way through the human traffic, head down and insensitive to the needs of others. India makes you like that, and in the time I have ...
sandwiched in the middle while trying my best to be present. I have been
eagerly soaking up all the information ranging from Sanskrit mantras, improved
ways to hold postures during the physical classes, titillating philosophical
lectures on "who am I" and how to get in touch our true self, and lectures on
the physical make up of our bodies (and the connection with the mind). I'm sure
it comes as no surprise that this course has flown by between the ...