Exploring the Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh

Exploring the Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh

Exploring the Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh Being a big Beatles fan, I was eager to visit the old ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, where the Beatles famously spent time there back in 1968.  Seeking a break from the crowds and attention, they enrolled in a Transcendental Meditation course and used their free time for songwriting.  Many of the songs written then were included in the famous White Album, released later that year.  Their time spent in Rishikesh wasn’t all happy though.  Creative differences caused disagreements and Ringo Starr and his…

Camel Safari in Jaisalmer

Camel Safari in Jaisalmer

Camel Safari in Jaisalmer For many people (myself included), the main draw for Jaisalmer is its proximity to the Thar Desert.  Located in Northwestern India in the state of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer (and the Thar Desert), is not too far away from the Pakistan border, although there aren’t any border crossings located nearby. I had plans to meet up with Andy (U.K), and Sebastian (Colombia), whom I shared a taxi with from Udaipur to Jodhpur, and whom later helped me out when I was sick in Jodhpur and made a trip…

That Time I went to a Hospital in India

That Time I went to a Hospital in India

That Time I went to a Hospital in India Sorry Mom and Dad for not telling you about this sooner, but I didn’t want to worry you.  As I only have a couple of weeks left in India, I figured now would be a good time to share my experiences in an Indian hospital.  WARNING: I may be a bit explicit in my descriptions of my ailments and woes, so read on at your own risk! Sebastian (Colombia), Andy (U.K.), and I had hired a private car to get from…