Blogs from Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, Asia


Asia » India » Uttar Pradesh » Faizabad December 12th 2015

"Raam ke nam hee saty hei" (the name of Ram is the only truth) Chant of those carrying bodies to the banks of the Ganges river for burning in Varanasi "Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by, what is true is revealed, and what is fake fades away." Ismail Haniyeh "There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting." Buddha Ayodhya has interested me ever since learning about the terrible events across India (mainly the communal violence that erupted in Mumbai and in Gujarat) following the 1992 storming and destroying by Hindu fundamentalist zealots of the Babri Masjid (a mosque built in 1528 under Emperor Babar, ... read more
Citadel of Ramkot
Main Temple - Hunaman Garhi
Main Temple courtyard

Asia » India » Uttar Pradesh » Faizabad March 11th 2012

Hey everyone, I am still in Rishekesh. It's so hard to leave. I moved to Laxman Jula Yesterday which is very beautiful! I found this amazing orphanage here that a young Brazilian girl started up a few years ago. They have this amazing restaurant in this Garden and all the profits go to the orphanage. I think I will stay here and help out in the restaurant and orphanage for a while and continue doing my yoga classes everyday! I'm sharing a room with this young 20yr old Canadian guy. His name is Eli. We have become great friends. It is like having a younger brother around. The room is only costing me 150r which is so cheap! I'm booked into the meditation retreat from 27th March - 5th April in Daramasala. It's going to be ... read more

Asia » India » Uttar Pradesh » Faizabad November 9th 2010

Visit to India on RTW. Spend most of the time visiting family in the village.... read more
Red Fort
bhai dooj
Village sunset

Asia » India » Uttar Pradesh » Faizabad March 9th 2007

My last post seems to have confused a lot of people, but that is fine, I like confusion!! This one will be more like the other ones... So this is what I have been doing and where I have been: First I went to Fatapur Sikri which nowadays is a small village, but in the day was the capital of the Mughal Empire, that ruled India... But only for 50 years or so, it was built on the orders of Emperor Akbar the Great, but turned out to be unsustainable because it was too far from any water... So it was abandoned shortly after his death... What remain are a beautiful mosque, a grand palace and the ruins of the city walls, a caravanserai, more mosques and much more... Though it is only a short ride ... read more
Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri

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