• 13 June 2010Soon, the monsoon

    I'm still in Mcleodganj, India! I decided to stop writing blog posts because it took a long time. I also felt like just being here rather than write about it. What? There is no difference? Well in my twisted mind there is ;) I still promised myself to write one last post, but since it'll be a kind of summary there's no hurry.

    Donations in June, plus the extras from last month's donation run have reached 300 €. With support from our two advertisers, you've done it! Thank you again! You've helped me cover my expenses during this trip for the greatest part of May and June.

    So what am I doing now? After one month of Tibetan "home stay" I have to admit I am enjoying the comforts of a nice hotel in Mcleodganj. I have easy access to Wi-Fi which is a big help for working on the website which I had applied as a volunteer job. What? No it's not done yet. Hey, this is India time, nobody's in a hurry here ;) All is good, unless I reschedule my return flight I will stay up to mid July.

    I sort of wish I didn't have my laptop as I spend more time on it now (enjoying some sweet oldschool gaming in the evening, screw the television (when it works) ;)). On the other hand to be honest I was kinda down early June, being sick for the third time, and contemplated going home. Hence I moved to a comfortable hotel , to wind down, enjoy some "continental" food.

    So now I feel much better and I figured I'd better stay. Going south is out of question as it's incredibly hot now around Delhi and Jaipur. As for the North (Uttar Pradesh, Himachal, Ladakh...) well I'm not that much of a traveller. I'm happy here. Some people like to change locations every week or every two weeks, sometimes every couple days! Your Mileage May Vary. I like to stay in one place, to get a feel for how people live here. The place is so cramped, there are loads of alleyways, you can discover new restaurants and boutiques almost every day :)

    Lately I'm just challenging myself to do a Hatha Yoga class at least twice a week. Last week I did three times, whoah! If I continue through June like this I'll be in great shape when I come back! There's a really good teacher "Vijay" in Mcleodganj. Mostly westerners but also a few Tibetans. The teacher really pays attention and corrects people, there's also a couple other assistants (one is I assume one of his students who did a teacher training course), and they also go around and fix your posture. The postures are a lot more focused on the tummy and the lower back which is great!

    I hope you all have a great summer.

    It's raining more often here, although usually not for long. It's great because temperature cools down and there's a little fresh wind. In July the monsoon will start...

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