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... did like Rishikesh. I liked it a lot. I might even try and get back there after Nepal. Travellers tend to stay around Lakshman Jhula which is the name of the suspension bridge. Now that's fun to cross at the weekend as you try and make your way around sadhus, tourists who've stopped to have their photo taken with the amazing Shri Trayanbakshwar Temple behind ...
... it didn’t have much in the way of infrastructure for foreign tourists, like restaurants and shops and such. So for now, I’ll stay where I am. Anyway, it was a nice, scenic walk along the river.
On the walk back to my hotel, I met an English woman and we got into a conversation about vegetarianism. I find vegetarians generally to be smug in their feeling of superiority over us meat eaters. I asked her how she liked it here being in a ...
... struck by these extremely colorful and elaborately decorated “carriers” that people carried on their shoulders, like a yoke. We had seen people walking along the roads with them for the last few days, but had no idea of their significance. These splendidly bright “carriers,” which have baskets attached to their ends are the means for transporting home the water collected from the river. We were told that the water ...
... finally does come through, I really noticed today a certain vibration going through the body. You should try this and try to be aware of how the laugh when it comes - makes you feel.
Also 20 mins is a long time trying to make yourself laugh! Swarmi Prem Viren though was great - walking around laughing - saying laugh at your mind, laugh at your thoughts, laugh at anything that pops into ...
... and the vast range made me feel so small, yet inspired to trekking through one day (maybe soon!).
Instead of taking the car back to town, we decided to hike all the way back down the mountain. Luckily we had a trusty and experienced guide, Bittu, a young nature-loving thrill seeker, who has lived in the mountains his entire life. He had incredible stories, and taught us a lot about the culture, Hinduism, and more specifically the power ...