Travel Blogs from Haridwar
It was decided that I needed Indian clothes asap (by myself and all the ladies) and that the best way to do this is to go into Haridwar for a shopping day. The ladies, Mandakini, Nicole, Diana and I with Rudraksha got into a car with a driver and walked through the bustling market finding a fabric store and having the guys there pull out nearly all of the kurtas (long Indian top) sets that also include fabric for pants and a shawl or doopita. ...
... myself a little pep talk...c’mon you really want to do it Wilfried survived. If you don't do it you will regret it. I stepped up to the edge...took a breath...said a prayer....and jumped. Splash. What a rush!
Raj jumped next and one of the other guys. The other one made his way back down the rocks. Smiling happily that he was not joining in. We climbed back in the raft and continued on. At the end of our adventure. I grabbed my bag. Hugged my friends goodbye and tromped ...
... we were surprised to see an armed guard moving people along. Surely nobody needed help to simply walk across a bridge?! Well...despite the groups of locals gathering to take pictures (of each other thankfully - for the most part) there were other obstacles to contend with. Namely, motorbikes, cows and monkeys, who would see any food in your hand from a mile off and not stop until it was theirs!! So crossing was ...
... normal looking people, the holly people - this place is really neat on one hand, but really sucks on the other. It is suppose to be a spiritual place, the river is suppose to be healing. If you look this place up online, the tour companies have sexy women doing yoga and people bathing in the water to capture its healing powers. The truth - this place is a **** HOLE!!!!! The river is full of trash, as are all of the ...
... seemed to get sick and this is good in India.
One day I had breakfast at the Madras Cafe, on the western side of the bridge, (chocolate pankake ).On the eastern side they are the two Chotiwala restaurants, with the two boys sitting in front ,having their pictures taken by all the tourists (myself included). The claim to fame in Rishikesh is to be endorsed by the Lonely Planet guide (as in other places in India with many backpackers). I ...
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