Monthly Archives: May 2013

Yes, please. Party of one.

Have a read of this article from the NY Times on solo travel.

“You lift pictures of your loved ones from your suitcase and place them gingerly on the bedside cabinet and blow them a kiss. You switch off your phone. Then you take off your shoes and die of bliss.”

I couldn’t have put it better myself.

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The Beatles’ Chaurasi Kutia Ashram, Rishikesh

The Beatles in India

20130521-200026.jpg Hut Nr 09 – John Lennon

20130521-200122.jpg Love Life

20130521-200214.jpg Decoration inside John Lennon’s hut

20130521-200305.jpg Satsang Hall

20130521-200359.jpg Let It Be

20130521-200429.jpg One to prove I was actually there…

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Mahatma Gandhi

First they ignore you.
Then they laugh at you.
Then they fight you.

Then you win.


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Words of Wisdom

One of the more inspirational emails I have received from my relatives since being away;

“There are times throughout our lives that make us reassess, reevaluate and review what we’re here for. What’s our purpose. What have we done and what could be done differently. And it’s times like these that we should not have regrets because we cannot change history. We can only learn from it, evolve and come out the other side having learnt something of value and have bettered ourselves in the process.”

Thank you.

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Dealing with begging in India

I use a website called Quora. It’s a bit like Yahoo! Answers but for people with a brain.

Recently, I posted a question about begging in India. Due to the fact that there is a very active Indian community on Quora, it has started a great discussion on the subject.

To view my question on Quora, click here. You may need to sign in with a Facebook or Google ID. Alternatively, open a Quora account. It doesn’t take long and it’s a great way to ‘waste’ time as an alternative to Facebook, etc.

Begging in India is extremely common, particularly in the tourist areas. Some beggars are children, women with babies, seriously disabled people, or the very old. How you deal with these people is problematic, as the answers to the question on Quora will show you.

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