Meditation? sod off!
Trip Start Sep 30, 2005
82Trip End Sep 01, 2006
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on these long bus journeys the ipod has been our saviour, sometimes caus of the bumpyness it is hard to read, or sometimes its to dark, so the music a bonus
anyway another 2am, search for your hotel in a strange city, with a crap map, and no one about, and when you find the hotel it's closed caus your an hour late (got lost), and have to make loads of noise with your new found spanish budies, who may not even have a room anyway. bed at this time of night are comfortable, no mater how cold, warm, or scaty these place are, sleep is easy. the hotel we did choose is the cheepest so far (2 squid), average about (4 squid), but hot water by the bucket(litially go and ask for your bucket of water), and of course your hole in the floor (like being in france, but without the french people).
the plan when we came to rishkesh, was to maybe dable in some mediation for a week, with maybe some yoga (yes, very hippy bruv), but we went to some ashrams, and they felt a little bit weird, so decided we'd wait, we might not be ready for it yet. so instead we booked a 3 day river rafting trip down the ganges (sorry parents), i think we're doing around 60km. jamey is still not well, and today is worse, so i'm not sure if he'll make it now or not, and we're going on a hike with our spanish friends this afternoon to a temple (4 hours), kate alwaways gets this nervous expression when i mention the word hike.
yesterday was the first day of diwali, so lots of excitment about the place, there was christmas lights everywhere, and fire crackers and fireworks go off all day and all night. it can be scary to wake to machine gun sounds. the river rafting place, gave us a present of a big tin of biscuts for diwali. and a quiet couple of days, but the river awaits.