Posts made in November, 2012

I.N.D.I.A. – I’ll Never Do It Again

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I.N.D.I.A. – I’ll Never Do It Again

As I walked out of our hotel in New Delhi this morning the intense stench of rotten trash filled my nose and I had to hold my breath to suppress a gag reflex. Just a few steps further the smell of urine was so strong I felt close to suffocating. I saw an Indian woman walking next to me holding her robe against her nose to filter out the stink and the smog. To my left a tea vendor snorted up slime from the depths of his throat and spat it on the ground right next to my feet. A dog was rummaging through masses of trash, his tail tugged in, his life a miserable tale of garbage-picking and being...

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Yoga in Rishikesh & Leaving India

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Yoga in Rishikesh & Leaving India

Dates of travel: 11/5 – 11/8/2012 Rishikesh is known as the yoga capital of the world. With hundreds of Ashrams and yoga masters all throughout the town, tourists come from all over the world to get the “true” Indian yoga experience. Usually, we try to avoid touristy places except to see specific sights, but after the difficult experiences we have had with the locals, we decided that a place full of tourists would be perfect for us. Furthermore, we figured that some yoga, relaxation and focusing on spirituality would be just what we needed after having been sick. We went to Anand...

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Staying on a Houseboat on Dal Lake in Kashmir

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in Blog, India | 1 comment

Staying on a Houseboat on Dal Lake in Kashmir

Dates of travel: 10/31 – 11/4/2012 Jammu & Kashmir is the northern-most state in India. We had been reading a lot about its beautiful mountains and friendly people. Plus, again we were excited about cooler temperatures. To get there we took a 12-hour train from Delhi to Jammu and then a 10 hour bus ride to Srinagar, a mountain town with a lake full of house boats. We decided to take the sleeper train since this way time would go by faster. The train station as well as the train was super crowded. We had 4 other people sleep with us in the same compartment and there were 3 beds...

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