The Checkers Hotel
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... The onto Vivekananda House and Cultural Centre. Swami Vivekananda was quite a spiritual person of the late 19th century. Some or most of his preachings would be very applicable today. Maybe it's worth Googling him and having a read. After leaving here we rode past Chennai Beach which is supposedly 11 miles/kms long? And very wide. We saw some of the devastation of the 2004 tsunami where 400 lives were lost with some survivors still not resettled and living in ...
... the heart of this town. Wide open streets lined with stalls and hostels had been kept relatively clean. It was quiet and peaceful. The night air was cool. Lauren and I begun the process of unwinding. We wandered into a tourist restaurant and enjoyed our meal despite forgetting to ask for “Indian spicy”. After which we retreated to a hard earned bed. A tiny spark of hope received its first puff of air since getting into India. It was going to be ...
... is a bit overprinted, with small print, but it extends a lot further than the Lonely Planet map, and shows that we are less than halfway to town from the airport (until now, we weren’t sure exactly WHERE we were). The interesting area around the river is at the second river, not the one near us.
Looking out the window, we can see the half-completed Metro, which is of little use to us, but beyond we can see the rail line which ...
... so I had my own yoga therapy consultation a couple weeks ago. My main issues were the pain in my shoulders and arms (from an old repetitive stress injury), low energy and difficulty focusing. Coming from a nursing background in western medicine, it was really great to see how they treat health issues from a yogic perspective. Instead of prescribing medications, they prescribe yoga poses, breathing practices and meditation (see photo of my individualized ...
... upmarket option than what our budget usually runs to, but incredibly close to the airport which meant no fighting through the traffic jams of Colombo in order to catch the early morning flight. We were rather dazed by our white knuckled taxi journey and much in need of everything to just ‘stop.’ We were guided into comfy chairs and plied with fresh orange juice while they sorted out our details. Having been battered and bruised in the sardine can, I’m ...