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Gallery: Kathmandu on the way

Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery


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More from Varanasi

Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | Views [275]

There is a rule: Smile at kids and women, but never at a man - you will never get rid of him, truly! The place I am staying at, seems to be a real youth hostel - somehow I feel old. I think I am the oldest person here....oh well........... Anyways, ... Read more >

Tags: saris by the ganges


Going to Varanasi

Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | Views [253]

We felt in need of a taxi this time (that is Gita, Larry and I) and skip the bus. So we taxied to Satna and waited - what was supposed to be 4 hours, but the train was late, 6 hours for the train. The longest hours - so far for me in India! The mosquitoes ... Read more >


In the train, the bus to Khajuraho

Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | Views [387]

Leaving Agra in the morning, waiting for the train , we found ourselves surrounded by begging children - one holding a baby! We had bought food for the journey, only to find ourselves giving it to the children how really appreciated it! The train ride ... Read more >


.......and finally the Taj Mahal........

Sunday, 29 Mar 2009 | Views [279]

A long train ride to Agra (every train ride seems to take 12 hours here), but this time with Gita and Larrry made it easier, because I didn't have to chain up my backpack and worry about my stuff going to the bathroom, which is - you wouldn't think so ... Read more >


Even though .....................

Sunday, 29 Mar 2009 | Views [218] | Comments [1]

it thundered last night in Jodhpur, I had a good night sleep. My belly thundered and rumbled on for a while as well. Sweet Nisha - the hotel Mama made me some yoghurt (curd) and Chai, before leaving, but I put my two bananas on the table and the dog ... Read more >


Gallery: On the train - going north

Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Meeting Gita and Larry in Jodhpur station

Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | Views [246] | Comments [1]

Good to see these two..............haven't seen a "Westerner" for a while. Can't help it! Anyway this cute littel town was worth the long ride. Went straight to the market and got TONS of Saris - all used, but a $ each. Want to use them ... Read more >

Tags: gita and larry


On the train to Jodhpur

Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | Views [843]

I have never, ever seen so much filth, poverty, public pooping/peeing, crippled people (including kids), people sleeping with kids and babies in the middle of a filthy side walk sprawled out with all their limbs (if they have any). Not just in one ... Read more >

Tags: kind of weird isnt it?


Oh and.............

Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | Views [224]

.........most of you know, what a hard time I have with all the bodily noises Coby is producing night and day??!! Well, I have long stopped believing in coincidences and for whatever it is worth, I was/am - like never before in my entire life - exposed ... Read more >


More about the people.......

Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | Views [240]

The Vipassana Course- by the way- was mostly visited by Indians, men and women separat of course. One experience keeps repeating itself and is highly entertaining in my oppinion,is how "rude" these people are (and that - keep in mind- was judged ... Read more >


Mumbai

Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | Views [374]

The train took Marta and me to Mumbai- all fresh and pure as we were, we threw ourselves into the hustle and bustle of life again in it’s finest, after leaving Igatpuri station early this am, smelling the combination of shit and food (yes, the train ... Read more >

Tags: bombed hotel in colaba mumbai


Cheating on the 9th day...............

Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | Views [448] | Comments [1]

Here the daily schedule at the center for the 10 days: 4am – wake up 4:30-6:30am meditation and chanting 6:30am-7:15am breakfast 7:15am-8am rest 8-9 group med. 9-11 instructions for med. 11-11:45am lunch 11:45 am- 1 rest 1-... Read more >


Arriving in Igatpuri, Vipassana Meditation Center:

Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | Views [6888] | Comments [32]

Anticipating the 10 day silence. This place reminds me of the temple of the 10.000 Buddhas   ( did you know that the same facilities for this Buddhist College near Ukiah was originally used for a mental hospital?) where I ride my yearly Buddhist ... Read more >


The first train experience

Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | Views [263]

Leaving Palolem at 3:40am. The train was only ½ hour late, but we got there 2 hours too early- waiting appears to be part of the Indian experience, no matter what. The train station in Margao was littered with sleeping locals and their blongings-... Read more >

Tags: margit waiting for the train

 

 

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