India

Part 4: The peace of Sarnath vs the chaos of Delhi

Part 4: The peace of Sarnath vs the chaos of Delhi

We are in India's polluted, chaotic capital city of Delhi to do some shopping before we head to England. But before we get to our story, we'll share two photos that didn't make it into the last post. Back in Varanasi we had two special visitors come to our guest house...

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Part 3: This! is India…

Part 3: This! is India…

At the end of our last post, we were in Rajgir about to make our way to Bodhgaya, the Buddhist centre of the universe. Day 12 - Our hotel in Rajgir (the Indo-Hokke) was fantastic, best we’ve had in India. It wasn’t cheap, but the service was great, the food was...

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Part 1: Do you know the way to Sravasti?

Part 1: Do you know the way to Sravasti?

This morning we left Lumbini, Nepal, crossed the border on foot at Sunali, and are now in Sravasti, India.   Thus our 24-day pilgrimage of the major historical sites in the life of the Buddha has begun. We’re not religious people, but we do believe the Buddha was one...

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Famous last words

Famous last words

Our trip is ending now. In just seven days, we will be taking a nineteen hour flight back to Vancouver. It looks like there may be a taxi strike here in Dharamsala, including McLeod Ganj and surrounding villages. This is a big logistical problem for us because we...

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A chance to do something truly unique

A chance to do something truly unique

It’s been so many weeks since we last wrote, and much has happened.   Getting from Delhi to Dharamsala. India is a challenging place. Thankfully, Scott was well-prepared, and he knew exactly where we needed to go and how to get there. We were a bit rattled by not...

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Holy shit, we’re in India.

Holy shit, we’re in India.

We are here in India and we can’t believe it. We haven’t slept in two days and we leave shortly for another 13 hour journey by bus into the Himalayas. Our Air India flight from Bangkok was delayed for five hours, forcing us to try to find somewhere to sleep in what...

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