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Asia » India » Madhya Pradesh » Indore December 13th 2019

Yes, the amazing Indian wedding!! What an event! Or Events. It was a 2 day affair, with 2 events each day and involved a new outfit for each event for us! Fortunately, we had our niece Kelli, her husband Nick, and their friends Dipti and Nick to guide us thru the shopping excursion. Dipti and NIck led us to one of a gazillions shops at the cloth market and with everyone's help, starting selecting outfits for Patti and I. 'Yes, that one will work for Wed afternoon's event, oh that will be great for Thurs reception etc'. It was amazing as we tried on multiple outfits, and after about 3 hours had managed to purchase 4 outfits, a pair of shoes and multiple sets of bangles for each outfit. Then on to the men's store at ... read more
the henna experience
Henna result
The wedding couple

Asia » India » Madhya Pradesh » Indore September 12th 2017

Ujjain : "One of the holiest city in India" Earlier the city used to ruled by King Vikramaditya. It's also famous for the 'KUMBH MELA' Well!!!! According to me it's the largest peace gathering city on earth. Not only that the city comprises of one of the twelve jyotirlinga shrines of lord shiva known as 'Mahakaleshwar Temple' As there are hundreds of temples in ujjain. I started capturing ujjain from the mahakaleshwar temple. ●HOW TO REACH : ■By Air Via Indore •  DAVV airport is the nearest airport to Ujjain , 55km away. Via bhopal • Raja Bhoj Airport(BHO), 172km away from Ujjain ■By train It has many long distance and direct trains to almost all parts of india. ■By bus Ujjain is well connected by road. Bus services are available from indore(55km), Bhopal(182km) and many ... read more
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Asia » India » Madhya Pradesh » Indore August 7th 2011

Day 1 - Arriving in Aurangabad at around 7.30 AM we quickly jumped a rickshaw to the YHAI hostel only to find they were closed, so our driver took us to his friends place (hotel pushpak), tucked away down a quiet alley and conveniently located next to the train station and local food area. Tired from the long journey we checked in for 500 rupees a night and had a few hours sleep. Waking around midday we headed out in search of food ..... we decided upon the pure veg restaurant where we indulged in another paneer butter massala, bhajis and garlic chappatis. Walking around the town, we soon noticed that we were one of very few westerners (we saw 1 other couple) and that all the local women were covered from head to toe in ... read more
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Asia » India » Madhya Pradesh » Indore March 6th 2011

After 7 months in Montreal, I again saved up the money to continue my adventures. But this one takes me back to a familiar place. I contemplated traveling through Central America, but something was missing....I wanted more this time than a backpacking experience. I looked for jobs abroad, tried to think of different ways to experience a new country, I even looked for a regular, normal old job! But my heart kept pulling me back to India and yoga. So, here I am...after researching many different courses throughout the country...in a relatively unknown town amongst tourists, studying the life of a yogi. After one intense month, I'm a certified yoga teacher. Yay! I flew to Mumbai before coming to the ashram and was able to spend some time at the orphanage I visited last year. It ... read more
A street in the Dharavi Slum in Mumbai
Bollywood
The mechanic

Asia » India » Madhya Pradesh » Indore November 21st 2006

Remarkably, I had managed to sleep and woke up to watch the sunrise from my bunk. We stopped occassionally for the men to pee but with no cover each time I was compelled to hold on. Eventualy we made it to Indore and I went off in search of my promised train to Jalgaon... ummmm. By train it involved an afternoon journey to Chandwa - which is not even listed in the Lonely Planet and then to hop on to the numerous - noone could be more specific, trains to Jalgaon, which would probably arrived in the dead of night, not a good bet. So I opted again for the bus. First finding the bus station and then buying what I thought was a ticket for the overnight bus to Chandwa, I was about to find ... read more




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