Category: India

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How walking into a local Hindu temple got quickly out of hand..

  When traveling India one thing particularly stands out: the number of people in this country. I can’t say for all travellers but I know for sure that…

Living Hosseini’s “The Kiterunner” at the Ahmedabad’s Kite Festival!

When travelling, the most lucky you can get is being right on time to experience some local festival or celebration. Wherever you are, festivals are universally known for…

Meanwhile in India: I think we’re being observed..

  Meanwhile my boyfriend Cedric has come to join me for a month of travel in India, and together we head South from Delhi to the state of…

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Anywhere, anytime, it’s time for a SELFIE! – India

  It seems to be the favorite thing to do on a sunny weekend day: get your friends and family together, head to a public park or monumental…

The hardest part of traveling..

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The Blanket Warriors performing nordic yoga – Indian ashram experience

  Phool Chatti Ashram is a 100 year old ashram located 7 kms north of Rishikesh on the Ganga river bank. Here, you can experience ashram life in…

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Belly-shaking laughter yoga – Indian ashram experience

  Phool Chatti Ashram is a 100 year old ashram located 7 kms north of Rishikesh on the Ganga river bank. Here, you can experience ashram life in…

Phool Chatti Ashram Yoga Meditation India Ganga River Rishikesh

Dipping in the Ganga river – Indian ashram experience

  Phool Chatti Ashram is a 100 year old ashram located 7 kms north of Rishikesh on the Ganga river bank. Here, you can experience ashram life in…

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Temple ceremony – Indian ashram experience

  Prayer is an important aspect of ashram life. In the Phool Chatti ashram there is a daily evening prayer, or ”pooja” which is performed in the small…

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Neti Pot – yogic cleansing in the ashram

  The morning routine in the ashram is a 3 hour program starting at 6 am. It contains meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises), chanting mantras, yoga, and: yogic cleansing…

Phool Chatti Ashram Yoga Meditation India Ganga River Rishikesh

Spending a week in a traditional Indian Ashram

  Phool Chatti Ashram is a 100 year old ashram located 7 kms north of Rishikesh on the Ganga river bank. Here, you can experience ashram life in…

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Oh India… How little I understand of you.

  Every traveler who has crossed India will recognize this.. 😉

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Taking yoga classes in Rishikesh – and relààààx

  And once more I find myself on the yoga mat, this time in Rishikesh, a holy city on the Ganga river bank, world famous for its numerous…

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Designing an illustrated business card for Guesthouse Trimurti Garden

Trimurti Garden is one of those hidden gems that you can only stumble upon by reference of other travelers. It’s located on the foothills of Dharamkot, a village…

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Walking mindfully at Tushita – Introduction to Buddhism

Yeah.. what can I say? I have still a lot to learn when it comes to being mindful. 😉    

Tushita Meditation center Introduction to Buddhism 10 day course McLeod Ganj India

Calm down that monkey mind at Tushita – Introduction to Buddhism

Fresh and clean after a refreshing shower I arrive in the gompa at 6:45 am. As the meditation starts: HELLO MONKEY MIND!! Maybe that shower was a little…

Tushita Meditation center Introduction to Buddhism 10 day course McLeod Ganj India

My karma yoga job at Tushita – Introduction to Buddhism

  For more information about the course please check out the Tushita website

Tushita Meditation center Introduction to Buddhism 10 day course McLeod Ganj India

How silence turned us into peaceful zombies at Tushita – Introduction to Buddhism

  For more information about the course please check out the Tushita website

Tushita Meditation center Introduction to Buddhism 10 day course McLeod Ganj India

Eating mindful at Tushita – Introduction to Buddhism

For more information about the course please check out the Tushita website

Tushita Meditation center Introduction to Buddhism 10 day course McLeod Ganj India

Waking up mindful at Tushita – Introduction to Buddhism

Being mindful is not that easy… 😉 “The gong woke me up this morning at 6 and I forgot entirely about ‘waking up mindful’ as was explained yesterday….

Tushita Meditation center Introduction to Buddhism 10 day course McLeod Ganj India

Teachings in the gompa at Tushita – Introduction to Buddhism

  Teachings on the concepts of Tibetan Buddhism are given twice a day, the first 6 full days of the course. They take place in the Gompa, the…

Tushita Meditation center Introduction to Buddhism 10 day course McLeod Ganj India

Breakfast at Tushita – Introduction to Buddhism

Tushita is at an altitude of 1800 meter and in November it gets quite cold. There’s no central heating so everyone was wearing multiple layers of clothes. Silently…

Tushita Meditation center Introduction to Buddhism 10 day course McLeod Ganj India

10-day Buddhism course & meditation retreat at Tushita – McLeodGanj

One of my reasons for going to McLeod Ganj, in the North of India is to deepen my understanding of Tibetan Buddhism. McLeod Ganj is famous for being…

Painting for a stray animal recovery center – Dharamsala

Badmash Peepal Farm is a small conscious living community near Dharamsala that strives to bring an end to animal suffering. Located in the beautiful countryside on the foothills…

The advantages of travelling as a woman in India – Delhi Metro

I’m in Delhi and I found my way to a nearby metro station. I’m on my way to cross the entire city to get to South Delhi where…

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Couchsurfing in New Delhi – Level Shoonya

Couchsurfing is an online, international hospitality network through which travellers can find local hosts and vice versa. I’ve always find it a nice way to get aquainted with…

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