Category: India

Kumbh Mela

While I was in India, I attended the Kumbh Mela, a massive Hindu gathering on the holy Ganga river. In fact it is the largest human gathering on Earth. This year it’s estimated that 40 million people had attended the Mela and bathed in the river between the beginning of the festival on January 14th, and the Royal Bath on April…

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Welcome To Delhi — Oi Vey…

After 39 hours on a train from Goa to Delhi, I am worked. The train ride itself, which I was looking forward to, turned out to be a disappointment. I made the mistake of taking an air conditioned sleeper car. These cars have double paned tinted windows, and most of those are totally fogged up because of all the water…

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Heading for Delhi

Well It’s been nice sitting around by day near the beach, reading and catching up on podcasts. Nights have been quiet and early for me mostly, with a few trance parties here and there. Most parties end at 10pm, so even those nights have been early. But there have been a couple all-nighters at Club West End. But I am…

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Goa & Trance

Greetings from Anjuna – possibly hippy capital of India. Anjuna is located in the west coastal state of Goa, the smallest state of India. Goa is an old Portuguese territory, and there is still a big influence – according to the 2001 census, 26% of the population is Christian, and old churches can be seen everywhere. In the 60’s hippies…

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Hello India!

Back into the chaos! After almost two and a half months in the peace and quiet of Thailand, I’m thrown into the madness of Mumbai. I can’t really say it’s a shock since it’s very much like Kathmandu, only far more developed, and far cleaner. However, some aspects are the same – crazy drivers honking like mad, air pollution, little…

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Farewell Thailand, For Now

So I realize that I’ve been a total slacker for the past couple of months with regard to keeping up with the blog, and posting pictures. I hope to start posting more and keeping the blog up to date, now that I’m on the road again. Well here’s my first post from India, but it’s about Thailand. I haven’t been…

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