magical hampi

Bathing Laxmi

Bathing Laxmi

The only crook in town

The only crook in town

The Monk is shaking flowers out of the tree

Monkey hanging out with us. We had biscuits and bananas. He's enjoying the sunset with us.

Monkey hanging out with us. We had biscuits and bananas. He’s enjoying the sunset with us.

The local elephant Laxmi is blessing me for 10 Rps. She takes the money with her trunk and gives it to the big boss before blessing.

The local elephant Laxmi is blessing me for 10 Rps. She takes the money with her trunk and gives it to the big boss before blessing.

If you ever go to Hampi, email him! Krishnahampi@gmail.com. He's the sweetest guy ever and knows so much about Hampi. He even made my friend Angela cry due to his beautiful words and passion about Hampi. The crying freaked him out though. Whenever you sing the Hare Krishna song he will sing it along with you.

If you ever go to Hampi, email him! Krishnahampi@gmail.com. He’s the sweetest guy ever and knows so much about Hampi. He even made my friend Angela cry due to his beautiful words and passion about Hampi. The crying freaked him out though. Whenever you sing the Hare Krishna song he will sing it along with you.

Krishna's wheels

Krishna’s wheels

Hampi

Everything looks better with a cow

Everything looks better with a cow

Bat cave ruins - doing a little pose.

Bat cave ruins – doing a little pose.

Angelita and I under Buddha's tree, doing what he did best: meditating.

Angelita and I under Buddha’s tree, doing what he did best: meditating.

One of Krishna's fascinating stories

One of Krishna’s fascinating stories

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Ganesha

Ganesha

goa to mumbai

Another night bus. This time from Goa to Mumbai. I’m joining my Swiss friends and meeting more Swiss people here. will be there for a couple of days before heading up north. I will probably go to Varanasi first. More yoga, more temples!

This sugarcane juice is amazing, they add ginger and lime:

He was pleased with the end result of the photo

He was pleased with the end result of the photo


 

fasting with curd and water

During our Ayurveda classes from our beloved teacher Gaurav, we learned that Kapha & Pitta people (I explained about the Dosha’s here) should fast one day a week. During this day you can drink water with curd; add 200 grams of water to curd, let it sit and only drink the water on top, not the white on the bottom. Drink during the entire day, you can add more water to it once the water part is finished and repeat with another 200 grams of curd. This cleanses your system and detoxes, it is also very good for your skin, helps digest food and it is great if you drank too much alcohol the night before to replace the lactic acid in your body.

Curd with water

Curd with water in my room in Arambol

Recipe to make curd, since it’s not readily available where you might be:

  • Bring 1 liter of whole milk to a boil
  • Let it sit 5-10 minutes (preferably in a clay pot)
  • Stir in 1 teaspoon of yoghurt
  • Let it sit overnight
  • Place in the refrigerator in the morning

Today is my first day of fasting with this curd/water recipe. Yesterday I drank the water during the day while eating, it tastes pretty good and I felt great.

daily update #52

Gokarna with Angela and Naomi.

Train to Gokarna

Train to Gokarna

Boy on train

Boy on train

View

View from train

Train

We almost missed our stop, when we realized it was our stop we jumped up, got the locals to help us with our bags, threw them out of the moving train and all three of us jumped after our luggage. Our way of a grand entrance to Gokarna.

Om Beach, Gokarna

Om Beach, Gokarna

Gokarna Temple

Locals around one of the temples. We aren’t allowed to go into the temples in Gokarna.

Angelita with flowers in her hair and Omi smiling as usual

Angelita with flowers in her hair and Omi smiling as usual

I am still obsessed with cows

Photos of cows; it’s an obsession.

Herbs

Herbs

Beautiful animal

Beautiful animal

Market Gokarna

Market Gokarna

Checking his photo on the iPhone

Checking his photo on the phone

Enlightened!

Enlightened! If my phone says so, it might be true.

The guy in blue was our waiter at the restaurant, we thought he hated us. Turns out he doesn't.

The guy in blue was our waiter at the restaurant, we thought he hated us. Turns out he doesn’t.