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The Journal of Mirandita

Epilogue

SPAIN | Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | Views [252]

What are these dream-like wisps that remain of a journey once home is reached: The emotions, the memories, the experiences of the travels, frothing with the budding hopes and plans of the return? I suppose it's a question of where does life most want ... Read more >

Tags: epilogue, home


Photos: Mcleod Ganj

INDIA | Friday, 10 May 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Deep Confectionery

INDIA | Friday, 10 May 2013 | Views [375]

Joyfully we left Amritsar behind. We had spent ten days there while Fernando recovered from tonsillitis, holed up in room nine (aka The Tower) of the Tourist Guest House, sandwiched ‘tween the dual carriageway, and the railway tracks laden with ... Read more >

Tags: dalai lama, dharamsala, mcleod ganj, tibet


Photos: Amritsar

INDIA | Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | Photo Gallery

the Punjab! this state had a very different feel - more affluent, a certain elegance and of course handsome men with beards in turbans!!!
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Tags: amritsar, golden temple, jallianwalabagh, punjab


Passersby in Amritsar

INDIA | Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | Views [621] | Video

2 minutes of people passing by at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Wednesday 17th April.  

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YOUR MOTHER AND MY MOTHER

INDIA | Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | Views [216]

Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living In better conditions,   For your mother and my mother Were friends.   I know the Innkeeper in this part of the universe. Get some rest tonight, ... Read more >

Tags: hafiz


Thumbs up in Rishikesh

INDIA | Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | Views [310] | Comments [1]

Fernando is feverish, literally, so between rinsing cold cloths and general nursing administrations, I have the perfect opportunity to write about our time in Rishikesh! We stayed the whole time in the part of town centred around the Ganges and slowed ... Read more >

Tags: rishikesh, surinder singh, yoga


Photos: Rishikesh!

INDIA | Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | Photo Gallery

Had a lovely relaxing time here on the banks of the Ganges
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Photos: Holi in Kotabagh

INDIA | Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | Photo Gallery

At the end of March we spent the Hindu spring festival of Holi in the mountains near the Nepalese border.
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WHAT THE HELL

INDIA | Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | Views [190]

The Real love I always keep a secret.   All my words Are sung outside Her window,   For when She lets me in I take a thousand oaths of silence.   But, Then She says,   O, then God says,  ... Read more >

Tags: hafiz


Photos: Pokhara and Tansen

NEPAL | Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | Photo Gallery

Gorgeous views of the Himalayas in Pokhara and the town of Tansen, halfway between Pokhara and India.
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Nepal

NEPAL | Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | Views [395]

It’s 8.30am and the train is pulling out of Ramnagar station in the state of Uttarakhand, north India. It’s our most luxurious travelling class to date – AC 2 chair car (or something like that) – and we have lovely big seats and ... Read more >

Tags: banepa, kathmandu, organic farm, pokhara, singing bowls, tansen


Photos: Double Rainbow organic farm (Krishna's place)

NEPAL | Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | Photo Gallery

We spent a delightful few days with Krishna and his family at his carefully carved nest in the mountains. Nature, stories and simplicity.
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Photos: Maha Shivaratri (Shiva's birthday) and Bodhnath

NEPAL | Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | Photo Gallery

We joined thousands of Hindu devotees for a few hours at Pashupatinath, who gather to celebrate Shiva's birthday and receive blessings from hundreds of sadhus (saints) from Nepal and India. Later we walked to Bodhnath to wonder at one of the largest stupas ... Read more >
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Photos: Kathmandu

NEPAL | Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | Photo Gallery

Momos, singing bowls and stupas
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Photos: Amritapuri

INDIA | Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | Photo Gallery

No photography allowed in the ashram so just a few from the outskirts ;)
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The envy of the universe

INDIA | Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | Views [263] | Comments [1]

We were curious to visit an ashram and a friend had recommended Amma´s in Amritapuri in Kerala. Amma means mother and she is also known as the ‘mother who hugs’, because she travels the world hugging those who seek her blessing (or ... Read more >


Photos: Karnataka

INDIA | Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | Photo Gallery

Kabbinakaad
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Photos: Karnataka

INDIA | Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | Photo Gallery

Gokarna, Mysore
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Further adventures in Karnataka

INDIA | Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | Views [323] | Comments [1]

There’s a delight in simply adventuring, which awakens every time we pack up and leave a place; I suppose this is the saving grace (and privilege) of those travelling for travelling’s sake. What is missed by a lack of structure in my being ... Read more >

Tags: gokarna, kodagu, mysore


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