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Feb 12, 2012 - Ananda Ashram

Given that we were travelling in India, and that Amy is quite interested in yoga, we knew that we wanted to spend a part of our time there learning about ashram life. It wasn’t easy to choose where to go, as India has what seems like a zillion ashrams, and they vary significantly in how open they are to westerners, and in terms of what type of tradition they follow. This particular ashram was recommended to us by the kirtan singer Krishna Das. Shortly before leaving New York City, we attended a call and response chanting concert with...

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Amy & Adam in Asia

Oct 27, 2006 - Mangalore

It was an interesting bus journey down to Mangalore. The bus was a sleeper so it had actual beds to lie down in and it would have been fantastic had the road not been as holey as an Indian mans socks!! It didnt bother me, Im so worn out by the end of each day from getting angry, stressed and frustrated that I can sleep through anything but Ed felt every pothole and didnt sleep a wink. We ended up getting a great hotel for next to nothing and took a rickshaw out to the beach which was supposed to be nice. It wasnt, but there was a nice...

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Oct 24, 2006 - Lots of moving about!

Hi everyone - just a quick update on what we've been up to over the past few days. From Gokarna we caught a passenger train (one with no air con etc) for 5 hours down the coast to Mangalore. We were there for Diwali and there were fire crackers going off in the streets and big celebrations. After 2 nights in a very nice, A/C hotel (Flashpacking rules) we got an A/C train down to Calicut. The journey took another 5 hours but this time we had 2 bunk beds and the train was nice and cool. In fact, it was better than many of the hotels we have...

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Dec 7, 2004 - Mangalore

Friends, We spent two days in Cochin and on the third night took an overnight sleeper train to Mangalore. We sent the last day on another sightseeing trip around the Kerala backwaters. You travel in Rice Boats which are poled from place to place. They move at a very tranquil pace. We has a demonstration of how they make Coir which is a rope weaving made out of coconut husks. The husks are soaked in water for two weeks. Then they are taken to a mill where they are shredded. Once shredded they are woven into 25 foot lengths just like yarn....

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