We spent 2 weeks in Rishikesh, known as the “yoga capital of India”. Here we did yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic treatments, while also taking the time to explore this magical city and just enjoy the vibe.
First Sight of the Holy Ganga River at Haridwar
We experienced our first (but not last) look at the holy river Ganga in Haridwar. For 3 days we immersed ourselves amongst dedicated worshipers who flock here to bath in the holy water.
Rancho Relaxo in the Hillside Villages of Dharamsala
After escaping the heat of Amritsar, we jumped on a bus headed for Dharamsala, at the foot of the Himalaya Mountains in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The bus ride there was our first real Indian transport challenge, and it certainly pushed our patience after so many hours in such an uncomfortable bus. After much arguing, negotiating and […]
Sikhing sanctuary in Amritsar
We decided to take the 6 hour train ride north to Amritsar, in the hope of finding cooler weather than Delhi (this was an epic fail, it’s even hotter here) and more relaxed vibes (success on this front). The train ride was great – we actually got time to be productive for a change, something […]
La Paz’s El Gran Poder festival, Bolivia’s Carnivale
Bolivia’s Carnivale involves over 60,000 people, dressed in multi-coloured extravagant outfits, parading down the streets of La Paz for one epic, alcohol filled day of fun and debauchery. Check out my photos here..
Help save the Ancient Siekopai Heritage of Ecuador
Back in 2013 I was fortunate enough to meet some of the elders from the Siekopai village of Ecuador, while attending a ceremonial gathering in Costa Rica. During the 10 days I spent there, I learned quite a lot about their culture and their heritage – the beauty of their beliefs about the world, nature […]