Sunday, April 4, 2010

so am in rishikesh right now.
we went to see Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram a couple days ago, but some people charge you just to go in. Nothing offical, just some indians who found a good way to rip off the tourists. Under sheer principle we didn't pay, though seeing an overgrown ashram with monkey's could be super awesome! They call it The Beatles ashram, because this is where they stayed on there rishikesh trip. But even now i can only imagine Ringo coming to the ashram and being charged:)
So anyways...i've decided i really love to write, but just not so much in a blog.
All these great stories come to my mind at night that would make a great blog(so i think.) But come morning...the desire is gone.
For now i think i am done blogging here in india.
light love blessings peace and joy!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Cooking Classes

So cooking classes were fun and we didn't take any pics. It wasn't exactly a picture perfect scene, but in retrospect it may have been nice to show.
So we learned how to make extra garlic naan! yum! Some yummy fried appetizer with chickpea flour, onion, and cilantro. And the peas and paneer. Oh and chipatti's!!!
And basically we learned no spice means no red or green chili's.
Sweetness tenderness light and love

Just in case you ever wanted to be a driver in India

The Offical Need To Haves for Drving In India....
1. Good Horn
2. Good Brakes
3. Good Luck
4. Patience

And your off!!!! Honk honk....brake brake...honk...brake....LUuuuuuCK....(sitting sitting) aww Patience!

Compliments of Ashi the taxi driver...Agra.

Light Love Peace Joy and Patience

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Jai Jai Jai

Sam and Lady Mich at the Taj!

Now entering the fanciest hotel in Agra and one of the top hotels in the world. Abundant Prosperous Blessings!!!

more fancy hotel and our server....

and more after hanging out in the abundance for over an hour...

a complimentary soup, because you can't just sit while your table partner is eating....

the salad Mich ordered....

Datta Swamy "When desired pleasing things are offered to that mind, that mind will have contentment. Actually that contentment is settled and staying firmly in that true self. There is no seperate satisfaction for You. It is not external and away from You. Whenever You are having happiness with contentment, at that time you are immersing in your true self."

So it's March 20th, evening here in Varanasi, India. Lady Michelle, myself, and thousands of other tourists are roaming the maze streets and ghats of one million stairs. That's my new official name for them. The tourist scene is not so much my thing i've decided, but it's good to just practice being completley present. Embracing every moment, whatever that may entale.

Our travels have been exciting to say the least, and today may be the first day without a random event.

Tommorow we are taking Indian cooking classes and i may even take a flute lesson while am here. Did i tell you that i bought a flute? Yes.. from a Russian man who spoke no english. It was random and quite fantastic. He and his other Russian friend(who learned to speak english in India) were flute players with a couple spare ones to sell. So....i bought one....had a two hour meditative flute lesson and was sold!

Ode to the Light Love Power and Blessings!

Atma Namaste
Jai Jai Jai

Monday, March 15, 2010

So I thought i might start with a quote.
"Things just are what they are." Michelle Turner

This is picture of me and my new begger friend. He was such a trooper hangin out with us at 6am in the morning before the sun had even came out. And all he wanted was money. So we gave him some, he was happy, we were happy, and we took a photo to prove it:)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Back Log Travel Blog

Day 14 of India Journey March 12, 2010
What does this mean, other than holy moly time flys by so so fast!!!?
This means it is day 14 of not having the original packed bag. We have decided that one day this bag should write a blog and tell of it's adventurous times; LAS-ORD-IAD?-Whiteplanes,CT-ORD?-LAS-IAD-DXB-Delhi,India?-PNQ?-?-?-?. If you can't follow this, don't worry, niether can i. For now we do not know where it is, though some say somewhere in India:)

We shall later be posting more travel pics as well has fun random tips and events.
But for now, i really just wanted to get the blog started.
Thank you for all the blessings!