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Gallery: Delhi/Rewelsar/Dharamsala

INDIA | Thursday, 31 May 2007 | Photo Gallery


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I Like it here!

INDIA | Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | Views [899]

Well I have departed the rainy and damp hill station of Darjeeling. I didn't even buy tea. The journey to Delhi was long, yet eventful. First I took a 31/2 hour shared jeep to the nearest train station in Silliguri. We passed through a town named Kuresong ... Read more >

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Happy Birthday to Me

INDIA | Thursday, 17 May 2007 | Views [619]

Well, I decided to give myself a really good present, Permission to Head west! Well, the time has just flown by and, tick-tock... Can't hide my joy and ear to ear smile with thoughts of getting out of Darjeeling. This place has rubbed me the wrong way ... Read more >

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Rumtek, Ah!

INDIA | Friday, 27 Apr 2007 | Views [862] | Comments [1]

I am back in rainy Darjeeling after 3 days in Sikkim visiting Rumtek Monastery. Sikkim is a tiny state (Isolated Buddhist Kingdom until annexed by India in 1975) that lies just south of Tibet and in between Nepal to the West and Bhutan to the ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


What I miss most about home

INDIA | Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007 | Views [3137] | Comments [1]

Well it has taken me some time (a few weeks) to feel settled here in Darjeeling. Now it all seems bearable and at the same time I really don't like it here. The hours without electricity, the rain and cold, the no running water, instant coffee, bathing ... Read more >

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Gallery: Darjeeling/Sikkim

INDIA | Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Back in Time

INDIA | Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | Views [1009] | Comments [1]

I have arrived in Darjeeling! Much to my delight it is raining hard and freezing cold. This place is much higher up than I thought. It seems like the entire town is built up like a spiral, so you can either walk up a very steep road or stairs up/down ... Read more >

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As I leave Nepal

NEPAL | Friday, 16 Mar 2007 | Views [927]

Last Week at Pullahari. Is this really the end? Bitter cold mornings, hundreds of stairs to climb, aching knees, no electricity, no hot water, overcooked nepali versions of western food with carbohydrates being the only thing on the menu, misty ... Read more >

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Gallery: Pharping and KTGR visit

NEPAL | Friday, 16 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Happy Losar

NEPAL | Friday, 23 Feb 2007 | Views [2133]

Happy Losar! Or as the Tibetans would say TASHI LOSAR. It was an eventful few weeks here at Pullahari as the monks prepared for the new year with practice and Pujas. The most ceremonial was the Mahakala puja and finale fire, which I have included many ... Read more >

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Gallery: Losar

NEPAL | Friday, 23 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Nepal tid-bits

NEPAL | Sunday, 11 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery


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First days in Pullahari

NEPAL | Thursday, 11 Jan 2007 | Views [1623] | Comments [3]

Well I am cold. I mean really cold, but this place is just beautiful. It is nothing like what I had expected, maybe because my expectations were so low? It is really great. I have a large private room, the bathroom is basic, but has hot water 2 hours ... Read more >

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Gallery: Pullahari

NEPAL | Thursday, 11 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Kathmandu

NEPAL | Tuesday, 9 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

Photos of Bodhnath area
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Gallery: Varanasi and Sarnath

INDIA | Tuesday, 9 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Boudha

NEPAL | Tuesday, 9 Jan 2007 | Views [874] | Comments [1]

Why is it that everyone thinks I’m 26? Do I act so young, talk so young, have a young gait? Or is it just my “good genes”, my diligent facial routine and my positive attitude? It is a complex topic.! Ah, I have finally arrived in Nepal! I am staying ... Read more >

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Last Day

INDIA | Thursday, 4 Jan 2007 | Views [770] | Comments [1]

Today is my last day in Bodhgaya. Yesterday a group of 8 of us took a day trip out to Ragjir and to Vulture peak where the Buddha gave his first sermon. Then to Nalanda University,which dates goes back to the 5th century . It was one of the greatest universities ... Read more >

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Gallery: Bodhgaya

INDIA | Monday, 1 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

Kagyu monlam etc.
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Making room for what lies ahead

INDIA | Monday, 1 Jan 2007 | Views [1375] | Comments [5]

  Happy New Year! Well I’ve made it this far without any serious shenanigans! One night outside the monastery that has evening teachings by His Holiness Karmapa, I came out and my shoes were gone. I waited until the end and was having a melt ... Read more >

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