Rishikesh, Uttarakhand Ch.7 Oct.11

Last night was a bit of a late one so waking up this morning was little harder and a lot slower. Justin was already up and out the door when Q and I finally emerged from sleep. We headed to grab breakfast closer to lunchtime than we would have liked. Decided we’d sit out on…

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand Ch.6 Oct.9

I spent the morning running around with Quentin looking for an ATM that would work; we tried four different banks with no success. Finally Justin who had been looking for one up the hill from us, gave word of a prospect. The result was many a rupee and one elated Q. Between the street dogs,…

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand Ch.5 Oct.8

We arrived at the beach around 3:15 in the afternoon. We walked down the sandy bank of the Ganges amongst big boulders and rocks. The sand was very fine, speckled with flecks of mica making it gleam in the sun. We sat down in the shade of a cave. The crevice was hollowed out of…

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand Ch.5 Oct.8

We didn’t end up leaving for the waterfall until around 2:00pm. Nitin thought it might be too far a walk to get back from the fall before dark. So we decided instead to go check out his favourite beach which is a little closer. Along the way I stopped a few times for what I…

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand Ch.5 Oct.8

I woke up around 9:00 this morning and got ready for my day before strolling through the madness that is an Indian street. I stopped for breakfast at Ganga Beach Cafe with Justin. I had a masala chai and a bowl of dahl makhni with two roti. It was super tasty, I think it will…

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand Ch.4 Oct.7

Leaving The Delight Cafe I returned to the main drag. As I crossed a bridge I noticed a tree that made me pause. Looking around for a way to get under the bridge and study the tree from below I noticed stairwell that would allow me to jump down into the creek bed farther up….

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand Ch.4 Oct.7

This morning I slept in late. These past few days have been jam packed and I’ve regained very little sleep since the night of the October 1st. Even with the late start, I managed some great exploration. The most simple things seem alien and unknown when your in another land. After my morning walk I…

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand Ch.3 Oct.6

I hopped back onto the path from the back end of the roof and continued on my way. As I wound my down along different stones I turned a corner and noticed something that made me smile. The colours in this country blow me away.

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand Ch.3 Oct.6

After I had hopped down from the field and was back on the cobblestone paths I went towards the highest point on the hill nearest me. As I climbed I came across walls that I jumped and backyards that asked for permission to cross when I came across them. Needless to say with the sun…

Rishekesh, Uttarakhand Ch.3 Oct.6

This morning after refreshing myself with water, coffee and some yellow lentil dal I set out for a walk. I came across a dirt field with a few horses. Some hogs were off in the corner mucking about in a pile of garbage. Decided getting closer for more photos probably wasn’t worth getting kicked in…