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... who come to meditate, learn spiritualism, perform yoga and most famously, hug her. When she is at home in Amritapuri (she is often on tour) she daily sets aside time for people to line up and receive a loving hug from her... Of course, I had to see what the fuss was all about and on my first night there I queued for two hours with Hayley and got to hug Amma. I would like to say that the hug changed me spiritually, but instead I can only say that it just felt like I ...
... at this fairly big local church, everyone was staring at us. Mostly at me i guess... But we would just smile at them and wish them Merry Christmas and they will smile back and wobble the head. It should have been a shock for them to see a white girl wth blond hair as it is, and especially at the Christmas mass. I was very respectful though - wearing a headscarf and a long dress. Yyyythe ...
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We were greeted with our welcome drink of fresh lime juice in water. Something we have enjoyed whilst we have been in India and must remember to make when we get home.
Then we set sail - actually they just started the motor - and we were off at last!
We set off up the backwater channels and spent the day just watching the world go by. After an hour or so the rain had fizzled out and it was a lovely day. Not cold at all.
it was just ...
Finally! All through our last trek in Nepal, as we sat and shivered in our room at night, we fantasized about swimming in a warm ocean. And here we are! We discovered that arriving at absolute peak season here ( dec 28th) was not the wisest time to be looking for a room. Prices were high and choices few, but we were lucky to find a clean, bright ...
... a separate dressing room and we also had a room next door with long sofas in and a big balcony! They had a pet rabbit in the garden called John but was actually a girl! They let her roam through the big garden and even in the house. The owner of the house tried to get us to buy one of his boat trips but was charging a lot more than we had read they were so we walked into town ...