Monthly Archives: February 2014

Camel Safari

Things to bring on a Camel Safari • A hat • Sunscreen • A warm coat Things I didn’t bring on a Camel Safari • A hat • Sunscreen • A warm coat Something you shouldn’t bring on a Camel … Continue reading

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Karni Mata (Mother Karni) Rat Temple, Bikaner, India

Mother Karni is the reincarnation of the Godess Durga.  She is said to have performed many miracles as a child and throughout her life. One story tells of a woman who asked Mother Karni to save her son who drowned.  … Continue reading

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Wandering the desert of Bikaner

As we wandered through the desert following a fox, my guide shows me a tree with berries. Me: Is it edible? Guide: Yes. I eat it. Me: That’s not very good. Guide: Mostly only birds eat it. I laugh.

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My very serious and deeply spiritual guide in Bikaner

. Cow Sanctuary We were talking about the sacred cows of Bikaner and the history behind it.  I told my guide what my friend said in Pune; that once the cows/buffalos got too old to be useful they were sold … Continue reading

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The train to Agra – Part II

I was trying to explain to the conductor with my 10 words of Hindi that I wanted to change my seat.  I rubbed my belly trying to indicate I didn’t feel well and needed a seat with a window.  Pointing … Continue reading

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Note to self.

You need the skills of a master yogi to maintain balance in the bathroom of an Indian train.

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The train to Agra

This is a definite “You’ve got to be kidding me” moment. I could have simply taken a 2 hour plane ride to Agra, but I wanted to the experience the Indian countryside passing by from the windows of the train. … Continue reading

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No words….

to describe Varanasi. It is everything. Beautiful, ugly, celebratory, sorrowful, spiritual, depraved, explosively noisy and deeply peaceful. It is everything.

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Bodh Gaya

Somehow I expected this town to be a small, quiet town filled with monks and pilgrims.  It is that, but it is also a crazy place filled with people asking you for money, selling things, shops, people pushing past, man … Continue reading

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Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary

We started at 5:00 a.m.The jungle road we traveled. Nightjar on the road The Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary is a located in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.  It is known as the bison sanctuary.  The Indian Bison (Bos gaurus) is beautiful!  I was so taken aback … Continue reading

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