Details of Life on the Road: Street eats, cheap sleeps, budget travel experiences

Hiking In The Himalayas Until Mid April!

Hey all. Well, tomorrow I get to scratch something else off the bucket list: hiking in the Nepalese Himalayas. I’ll be trekking through the Annapurna region of Nepal for the next 12-14 days, 5,416m at the highest altitude. Nepal is home to most of the worlds tallest mountains and I’m looking forward to seeing them up close and personal. The trek isn’t generally dangerous, but sadly there have been...

The Perspective Chronicles: Meet Sayo Makino

What is your name? “Sayo Makino” Where are you from? “Hyogo, Japan” What is your age? “Now 35” Why are you in India? “To study yoga mainly, and I’m a member of an NGO so to do volunteer work in Rishikesh” What comes to mind when you think of Canada? “Nature. Nice people – I always meet nice Canadian people. Cold. Maple syrup. A place where I want to go” Which country’s people have the most seductive...

A Brief Post About My Recent Vipassana Experience

Written on March 1st, 2015 I’m Buddha, I’m enlightened, I’ve reached nirvana, I’ve visited alternate planes. Kidding, kidding… of course, none of those things are true. What is true, however, is that I’m free again! It’s funny though: through trying to liberate myself from my imprisoned mind, I found myself not free due to the strict discipline at the center. Anyway,...

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