TheLoneRider
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Sunday Visit to Chatuchak Weekend Market traveling
Sunday Visit to Chatuchak Weekend Market
(July 17, 2018) Coming Soon!

Post-India Bangkok IV traveling
Post-India Bangkok IV
(July 10, 2018) Coming Soon!

Hotel Review: Adventure Hostel Bangkok hotel review

Hotel Review: Adventure Hostel Bangkok

(updated: July 11, 2018) Starting at B350 for a dorm bed, Adventure Hostel is probably not the cheapest around. But considering its location and what you get for the money, it's great value....more »»

16 Days in McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala: Goodbye India traveling

16 Days in McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala: Goodbye India

(June 23-July 8, 2018) With an offer to teach yoga and a barter-deal for a roof over my head, I left the bliss of Upper Bhagsu to stay 16 days at Pema Thang Guest House in McLeod Ganj. It was a different scene altogether and a different challenge.....more »»

Peoplescape of Dharamshala, India people

Peoplescape of Dharamshala, India

(June 14 - July 8, 2018) Like Rishikesh, most of the people I met in Dharamshala came to pursue their spiritual path. The higher up in elevation they settle at (from McLeod Ganj, going up to Dharamcot/Bhagsu, to Upper Dharamcot/Upper Bhagsu), the more filtered they got towards the path. But every once in a while, I'd meet someone interesting in McLeod Ganj as well.....more »»

Peoplescape of Dharamshala - Marleen people

Peoplescape of Dharamshala: Marleen

(June 30, 2018) Getting a good sense and comfort level with each other, Marleen and I agreed to base our friendship on radical honesty. It's not for everyone as it demands a lot of non-reaction, dissolution of ego and 'rising above'....more »»

Peoplescape of Dharamshala - Greg Goldstein people

Peoplescape of Dharamshala: Greg Goldstein

(June 26, 2018) Greg has been a reassuring constant since I met him in Rishikesh. A wonderful human being and kindred soul, I am thankful to have met him. I'd like to think we are karmically entangled with paths crossing again in another place and time....more »»

Peoplescape of Dharamshala - Eva people

Peoplescape of Dharamshala: Eva

(July 1, 2018) Unlike most of the people in Upper Bhagsu who came for spiritual pursuit, Eva came to heal and finish some academic work as well. Yes, she's involved in the academe - dedicated, smart and comes across as all-business and no-nonsense, bordering on aloof...more »»

Peoplescape of Dharamshala - Lauren Skae people

Peoplescape of Dharamshala: Lauren Skae

(July 2, 2018) This meeting has got to be one of the most serendipitous I've ever had. It seemed like a karmic process that had to happen - definitely not coincidence. Karmic entanglement!...more »»

Peoplescape of Dharamshala - Nico people

Peoplescape of Dharamshala: Nico

(July 2, 2018) In this day of dime-a-dozen self-proclaimed gurus who crave to be the next Youtube sensation but are only a week ahead of their students, I truly respect Nico and Rajnika's balance and restrain. Had I continued my stay in Upper Bhagsu, I would have religiously attended their morning chi gong classes...more »»

Visiting the Tibet Museum traveling

Visiting the Tibet Museum

(June 27, 2018) China's invasion of Tibet and brutal repression of the Tibetans is a matter of public record - thanks largely to the efforts of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama in bringing worldwide attention to this tragedy. That's the big picture we see. But visiting the Tibet Museum and learning details of what happened and what continues to happen puts you in ringside seat as events unfold.....more »»

In Search of Tibetan Yoga (Yantra Yoga) yoga

In Search of Tibetan Yoga (Yantra Yoga)

(June 25, 2018) Ever since I saw the video documentary, The Yogis Of Tibet, I have been intrigued and fascinated. The yoga practice seemed different from the Hatha Yoga I had been practising for years. Now in Dharamshala (India), home of the Tibetans-in-exile, I sought them out....more »»

Life in Upper Bhagsu, Dharamshala traveling

Life in Upper Bhagsu, Dharamshala

(June 16-23, 2018) My 7 days in Upper Bhagsu was nothing less than magical. The cool mountain climate, the scenic valley view, the eclectic cafe scene, the chill denizens who endured the high climb with their heavy luggage to pursue their spirituality, the affordability of the place, its isolation, the be-in events, etc., all amounted to a sensory bliss quite rare given all my travels.....more »»

Trekking to Naddi from Upper Bhagsu, Dharamshala mountaineering

Trekking to Naddi from Upper Bhagsu, Dharamshala

(June 19, 2018) The 3 good things coming out of this activity is the trek itself, the destination and the company I kept - Navraj and Stanley. From Dharamkot, we started trekking a mountain dirt road that took us along winding trails, scenic views and Tibetan prayer flags until we reached Naddi where we chilled out for tea before going our own ways.....more »»

Matters of the Heart lucid

Matters of the Heart

(Jun 17, 2018) If I have a weak link in my human chain, it might be the heart. I intellectualize nearly everything. Now, my benevolent universe is telling me along clear lines not to use my head to accomplish the tasks that the heart was meant to do.....more »»

A First Timer in Dharamshala traveling

A First Timer in Dharamshala

(Jun 14, 2018) Having done my mini-life in Rishikesh, it was time to move on again. Manali? Ladak? Shimla? They were the likely destinations during the monsoon season. However, since I only had 30 days left in my visa for another 30-day mini-life, I had to go to Dharamshala - the residence of his Holiness, the Dalai Lama and seat of the Tibetan government-in-exile.....more »»

Forgiveness lucid thoughts

Forgiveness

(Jun 14, 2018) Let's all be human and face it - it's hard to forgive and even harder if the person deliberately did it and shows no remorse. It's much easier to put his balls in a nut-cracker and give it a little squeeze! Why should we forgive?....more »»

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