Hanging out in Hamburg

Hanging out in Hamburg

Hanging out in Hamburg After reuniting with my friend Carly in Amsterdam, I continued my planned travels back into Germany.  Next up on my somewhat clockwise path of Germany and the Netherlands was Hamburg.  Here I would have the opportunity to see Armin and Carolin, a German couple who were on the overland trip with me.  In addition to seeing all of the traditional sights in Hamburg, I was excited to spend time in the city where the Beatles first became famous. Armin and Carolin were gracious enough to let me…

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…