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Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur October 10th 2005

ASHA. We had the privilege of visiting a slum project called Asha. The project started by offering free health care in a slum, and is now operating in over 40 slums in the Delhi Region. One lady we met had an alcoholic husband and was illiterate, she is now a confident woman, who helps to administer medication to the sick and also is a midwife. These women also tackled the authorities and now have a toilet block!! You don’t see many women out and about in India, except in the country when they are doing hard labour like cracking rocks with hand tools. To see these women empowered was fantastic. They then showed us around their houses, and we met more of the locals. THE TREK. Our Himalayan trekking adventure started with a Sleeper train ride. ... read more
Sleeper train, 2nd class air conditioned 3 tier
House in Raniket
Getting in the way of a festival celebration on the way to Joshimath

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur October 9th 2005

Departing from the Cottage tonight to go to Boca Raton, and from there to LA for a week, then the India with Carolyn Myss. You can check out Dr Myss's work at You can check out my work at Last night, went to the Navy Ball in Palm Beach to honor the boys fighting in Iraq. My sister remarked that usually the Navy Ball is filled with young men, but last night there were only a few. The guys from could tell they'd been under fire and were glad to be back. Right or wrong, agree or disagree, they did their duty there. A rough game to play in this world.... read more

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur October 9th 2005

Departing West Palm for Boca Raton. My sister (from the Navy Ball) will give me a ride to the Jet Blue Terminal at Ft Lauderdale International Airport...5 am. This will begin days and days of Jet Lag! "Why India?" It was purely intuitive. I was checking links on the site, and saw on it. i checked out the myss link and saw the news about a trip to India in 5 star hotels. It seemed a nice way to go...but before I knew it, intuition said to go. The feeling of intuition (even if a voice) is very different from the voice(s) of the brain of logic and reason. I put down a modest deposit but didn't have money for the rest of the trip. Then...a client gave me a five thousand dollar tip. ... read more

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur October 9th 2005

Here's some shots from the Navy Ball at the Sailfish Club in Palm Beach. Hope they upload. Quite a way to begin a trip to India. We were all pretty toasted by the end of the evening...least I was...ouch! There were the sailors celebrating the birth of the Navy, great women, people of different ages, and Rick the bartender, possibly the wisest bartender I've ever met. He agrees with the poet Rumi that the soul has the shape of a bowl, that is, when looked at from above.... read more
at the navy ball
navy ball

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur October 8th 2005

Okay, bought a digital camera. A Kodak Easy Share 4.0 at Wallmart, but it goes great with iphoto for the Macintosh. The trick is to not install the Kodak software but to just do it and plug it in. Now, to figure out how to upload photos and so on. Thanks for your patience as I figure this out. The washing machiine will have to wait. ... read more

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur October 7th 2005

I have to tell you. I grew up shopping with six sisters. Shopping can confuse me. I bought three suitcases and returned one, but lost the receipt so it was complicated, and then bought two pairs of shoes I didn't need on my store credit, from the suitcases. I was going to buy a new washing machine but a friend suggested I buy a digital camera. I'm saving back the washing machine for the photos to upload here--as soon as I buy a camera and figure out how to do it. I'm trusting my washing machine won't go on the blink again. Day before yesterday, I found out that I had to have a Visa to go to India--nobody on the tour told me this, only that I needed a passport. My trip is not yet ... read more

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur October 5th 2005

not about India or Nepal, but I wanted to post it anyway: The incident occurred during a heightened security alert before September 1, when China celebrated the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet Autonomous Region. “Given the poor treatment often meted out to Tibetans in detention, we are very concerned about Sonam’s physical condition.” also, a very vivid website: read more

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur September 16th 2005

September 14: We took care of a few things in London and then flew to Delhi, leaving about 10pm. September 15: About noon or so we got to the Imperial Hotel. I've stayed here once before on business and think its one the nicest hotels anywhere. It was built in the early 30's in a bit of an art deco style with touches of Victorian and colonial architecture as well. We went to Connaught Circle, but the park in the center has been totally torn up as they build a new metro station there. It started to rain and the scene got really chaotic, so we just walked around and had a look around. After a little swim we went to a restaurant-bar called DV8 where the music went from Venga Boys style dance music to ... read more
Jaipur Cow
Royal Observatory, Jaipur
Monkey business

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur September 15th 2005

First, let me thank Scottie B for recommending I visit Jodhpur. I was going to bypass this town and head straight to Jaislamer but I'm happy I did not. Second, after a rough beginning, I have come to love this foreign land called India. It is truly a magical place with gracious people, rich history, delicious foods and an unexplainable force that invades your body and lifts your spirit. Sure, as with any relationship, their are hardships but that only makes for a memorable experience and stronger bonds. Now, to my latest travel happenings.... Once again I was able to sit on top of the bus as it made its way from Pushkar to Jodhpur. There is nothing like having the warm India wind caress your face as the landscape of Rajasthan speeds by (they do ... read more
Young Girl
Tea Time

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur September 8th 2005

I am sitting at an internet cafe...the fan is keeping me a little cool but the swet i still streaming down my bak. it is very hot least 40. this i our last day here before heading on a train to varanassi. we will visit the ganges over the next few days and am mentally preparing myself. this town is great. we went to visit a school this morning and a paper making place where some NGO founding to provide work for woman. the people in this town are very friendly and even more friendly as business does not pick up for another few weeks. last night we had a cooking class in this lady's home and saw how chiptti and masala chai is made...we ate on the rooftop and this big ass grasshopper went ... read more

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