Thanks my dear, manifest your way over here! It is full of so many amazing opportunities, enery, love. 2012 is the year! Xoxo
Thank you, sending you lots and lots and lots of love and hugs! Hope everyone had a most wonderful Christmas, so happy that Grandma was able to fly there to be with you!
It certainly has! From one tropical coconut filled place to another! I am constantly blessed with warm weather and good company at Christmas time! Although I have to say. missing my key west friends has crossed my mind this “Christmas” season…last year was pretty magical :)
Ha ha, is this you Annie?! They are miu miu knockoffs if you must know!!
My friends Lisa, Maria and I have have spent some days volunteering our time at an orphanage here in Mysore. Lisa and Maria prepared a wonderful class on personal hygiene and put together little wash kits for the children which they got a tremendous amount of joy from. I went along and took some photos to share with the orphanage, and I am going to organize for after the new year a “school photo” type day for all of the kids. These children, mostly girls rescued from the street/sex industry are just so amazing and full of love, and inspiration. Spending just a few hours a week there could change anyone’s life, it is an experience filled with so much joy that it can bring tears to your eyes. They love having their photos taken, and viewing them is such a rare treat…this opportunity to have these digital or paper memories is something most of us take so much for granted, I am very happy to have the opportunity to go back there to arrange these portrait and group photos for them.
the only people who ever bothered me int he middle of the night were the police…no kidding.
you will be just fine, but if you get scarred find a lover ;)
really wanting to post more photos, but the internet is increibly slow and the computers are ancient and by the time i get through my persoanl internetting/computing i am beyond sick the whole thing. it takes me two hours to accomplish what would normally take 20.
really what i meant to say is…i have photos, and hopefully you will see them soon :)
So sweet, Thank you! I just love Southern India right now. The people are amazing and the weather is perfect this time of year! I’m sure I will be back in Bangalore at some time, we should have a chai together :) Let me know if you come to Mysore int he near future.
my nightlife consists of the ocassional dinner out with friends, a book and sleep. and yes :)
oh yes, i made a lovely frind at the market this afternoon so i will be going back this week to take some photos of him and other vendors. food prices can range drastically…but the low end (if you eat where the locals do) is 30-60 rupees (around 50 cents) for breakfast and 50-80 rupees ($1-$1.50) for lunch or dinner. A dinner splurge for me, with many courses and drinks would be 300 rupees ($6.00). I will usually eat one meal out per day, and the rest is fruit and vegetables from the market.
24 hours of pretty much straight flying…it gets more unbearable everytime :(
generally i ise lightroom….but i have no personal computer here in india so the photos are/will be completely unedited.
I have arrived at my destination/temporary home in Mysore, India…the birthplace of Ashtanga Yoga. Directly across the road from the yogashala I am practicing at there was an apartment open. Very cheap by North American standards, but if I decide to stay here in Mysore longer than one month I will find a place with others to cut costs. There are many people my age from all over the world here, it is interesting to be in a place that has a fair number of foreigners, but is not “touristy”. Everyone is here to study something, from yoga to massage, auevedic, dance, art, music…it is a wonderful place and i look forward to exploring it all. It is also very hot and humid here, but with a coconut hut on every corner and only costing 12rupees each (25 cents!) it is more than bearable!
Eat in kitchen / yoga practice room / sunroom…
Master on-suite bathroom / dishwasher / laundry room
I also have a nice rooftop to dry clothes and hang out on and there is a large yard with a garden, palm trees, benches, a swing and a couple of cats and dogs.
more photos will be coming…now that i have found the only internet place in the city where you actually connect a usb :)