Category Archives: Travelling Around

HOW DOES IT LOOK LIKE TO LIVE IN THE HERE AND NOW?

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Sunday, August 10 – It’s almost dark in beautiful Santorini (Greece), last halt of this 2 weeks vacations around the gorgeous Cyclades island group, and it’s high time for me to … Continue reading

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IMAGES FROM A WONDERFUL YOGA RETREAT IN ITALY

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Ok ok, it took me a while… though for a reason 🙂 With my latest blogpost (read it here: 10 good reasons why you should attend a yoga retreat), I promised … Continue reading

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KIDS OF INDIA, A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY

I’m leaving in 3 days to India for a 500hrs Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training (I know, I know, this is a sensitive matter within the Ashtanga community but it is the subject of another post ;-)). So, this morning I … Continue reading

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BRIEF GUIDE TO RISHIKESH, THE TOWN OF RISHIS AND CONTRADICTIONS – Part 2 of 2

Ok, it took a bit longer than expected to complete this blog post (insert link to part 1) but here it is 🙂 after being home since 5 days and some editing to my original notes. Enjoy!   Lakshman Jhula … Continue reading

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BRIEF GUIDE TO RISHIKESH, THE TOWN OF RISHIS AND CONTRADICTIONS – Part 1 of 2

When I arrived in Rishikesh 2 weeks ago I didn’t know what to expect. I had just read what my guide book recites about it: “The town of rishis has got notorious in the sixties upon receiving John Lennon and … Continue reading

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TRAVELERS DON’T KNOW WHERE THEY’RE GOING

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” Paul Theroux I was getting ready for my next travel when I incurred in the above quote. I’m leaving on Friday – yes, in 2 days! – to … Continue reading

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MEMENTO OF INDIA

Portrait of a young Indian lady selling vegetables at Devaraja open market in Mysore, Karnataka wearing dar-red bindu on the forehead and black earrings.

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LISTENING TO THE MUSIC OF FALLING LEAVES

Fall time Sunday morning Walking through the woods Thousands of trees dressed in thousands different nuances… from pale green to dark red, from yellow to brown. I’m enjoying the pleasure to walk off trails through the nature with just a … Continue reading

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CONTINUINING THE SEARCH… 2ND STOP: BELUR & HALEBIDU

Friday, 11.30 am and time to leave Shravanabelagola and move to our second and third destination for the day: Belur and Halebidu. Belur is very famous for its Chenna Kesava temple, dedicated to Lord Vijayanarayana, one of the twenty-four incarnations … Continue reading

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HOW A 400 YEARS OLD BANYAN TREE CAN MAKE YOU VERY HAPPY…

I just spent a wonderful afternoon!!! It is just amazing how any new thing I’m doing here in India seems like making the last I did fade in comparison… so many things to see, to realize, to be happy with! … Continue reading

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CONTINUINING THE SEARCH… 1ST STOP: SHRAVANABELAGOLA

Mysore (India) and 2 days off from asana practice (Friday = moon day + Saturday = weekly day off): what a luxury! How not to take advantage of it and go on a daily trip to explore the even more … Continue reading

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SOMNATHPUR, the KESAVA TEMPLE and the CALL HOME

Less than 3 weeks on my 3rd trip to Mysore, Saturday – hence day off from asana practise – and the chance to get with a small bunch of other KPJAYI students to Somnathpur to visit the Kesava temple. I … Continue reading

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CLOSE ENCOUNTER with THE INDIAN POLICE…

Closer than I ever wanted to! Would you believe an invite to get a coffee can result in a full hour spent at the local Police Station? Believe me, it can! I had never been to Barista, trendy Italian-style kind … Continue reading

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Vara MahaLakshmi Festival, Mysore

As I started walking back home after the led class today, I realized it must have been a special day…. and it was not even 8 o’clock! I noticed more women than usual outside the beautiful houses here in Gokulam, … Continue reading

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CAN YOU SAY A TOWN (i.e. Dubai) FROM ITS AIRPORT?

It is exactly 2 days since I landed in Dubai international airport on my way to Mysore, India. It was around 6h40pm when approaching the city… the sky at sunset was of a certain cream-like colour that made it difficult … Continue reading

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INDIAN PECULIARITIES… on 2 wheels

Indeed, 3 weeks have already gone by since I left India… nonetheless tons of memories are there, more vivid than ever! Amidst those, one that really struck me is the way a motorcycle is used in India: I saw entire … Continue reading

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Ever been to an Indian airport? Hints & Tips

India: 2 months, 23 days and… 4h10min car ride to cover 130kms from Mysore to Bangalore airport, 3h waiting for take off and… Ever been in an Indian airport? You get to the check-in counter and get your luggage checked. … Continue reading

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MAHA SHIVARATRI – MYSORE (KARNATAKA, INDIA)

Yesterday – Jan 20th, 2012- it happened to be one of the major Hindus’ Festivals: Maha Shivaratri… as reported in one of its many different spellings. I attended it in Mysore (Karnataka, South of India) together with tons of Indians … Continue reading

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