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Gallery: Delhi/Rewelsar/Dharamsala

Thursday, 31 May 2007 | Photo Gallery

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I Like it here!

Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | Views [973]

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 >

Tags: On the Road

Happy Birthday to Me

Thursday, 17 May 2007 | Views [696]

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 >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles

Rumtek, Ah!

Friday, 27 Apr 2007 | Views [941] | 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

Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007 | Views [3261] | 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 >

Tags: Friends

Gallery: Darjeeling/Sikkim

Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Back in Time

Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | Views [1085] | 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 >

Tags: Adventures

Gallery: Varanasi and Sarnath

Tuesday, 9 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Last Day

Thursday, 4 Jan 2007 | Views [859] | 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

Monday, 1 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

Kagyu monlam etc.
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Making room for what lies ahead

Monday, 1 Jan 2007 | Views [1547] | 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 >

Tags: Adventures



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