Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Heading towards INDIA...

I may experience some life changing situations soon...have you ever seen 25,000 people living on a piece of land the size of a football field? Slums like this, and many more not so happy situations are what I am soon to witness, along with tons of love, warmth and compassion.

Leaving Kathmandu tonight on a 8hour night bus to the border of India, then a 3 hour bus ride from border to India's first train station, then a 8hour ride to Delhi, India. I don't know much what I am doing in India besides being there and beign present to the moments experiences, eating the fruit and vegan food, yoga, meditation, experiencing the day to day life in the crazy hug Cities and the smaller villages. I am very excited to get back to surfing, so my India visit may be short...I do have a 6month, multiple entry visa to India.
I have been chatting with many other backpackers recently about their Indian experiences. MOst all say it is a love/hate experience and a powerful culture shock. Very Dirty. Very overwhelming culture of people constantly touching, looking, asking you questions, staring, etc... No privacy, unless locked in your room. I got one referral on a Guest house in Delhi, so I'll go there for a couple days then head to Rishikesh area, apparently a more quiet place with lots of vegan food and yoga and meditation.

I was considering visiting Tibet and Bhutan while I am so close, but these countries seem to require that you travel in groups by tourist vans, and are much more expensive then other parts of Asia. As you may know about me, I prefer to be free from groups and vans if possible.

Nepal has been Extraordinary!!
The highlight was staying with a hospitibal local village family in their home at 11,000feet elevation, eating their fresh organic vegan fooods, absorbing the slow paced village lifestyle, experiencing the nature and the surrounding Himalayan massive mountains.

3 comments:

eganvay said...

Looking forward to hearing about your India travels, I've been pondering a vegan tour of India myself. Safe travels, thanks for your note.

john

www.YogaWithJohn.com

durianrider said...

yo bro, what is the pattern you are doing again and again and beating yourself up about it..YOU ARE UNDEREATING CARBS FROM FRUIT AND WONDERING WHY YOU CANT STOP THINKING ABOUT FOOD!LOL! THATS LIKE ME NOT PUTTING A FRONT WHEEL ON MY BIKE AND WONDERING WHY I KEEP THINKING ABOUT MY FRONT WHEEL..LOL!

EAT ENOUGH CALORIES FROM FRUIT TO FUEL YOUR MUSCLES CHAMP. YOU GOT LOTS, YOU HAVE RIPPED BODY FAT, YOU NEED FRUIT, FRUIT AND FRUIT!

im kick'n ass here in darwin. mangoes and bananas got my back.

doing heaps of weights with freelea and upped the miles on the bike.

praneeth said...

You can try Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, its akind of mini Tibet with all monks and dalilama

Enjoy u r stay in India