Tuesday, February 26, 2013

India, Part 2

Eating prasad (blessed food) with Aniz by the temple tank in Madurai

Sabarimala pilgrims waiting to enter the temple

In the upstairs kitchen of my new favorite restaurant, where they serve coffee with buffalo milk

Chained and anxious temple elephant - How exciting to see an elephant. How disturbing to see her chained.

Leaving the inner sanctum in Thanjavur


After an elephant blessing.

The air smelled like jasmine and diesel.

Bindis, kum kum, mehendi, and an audiobook.


Adam's toilet photo. I want one of these, for real.



On the bus - at least we are in one of the larger vehicles on the road, so we may have a fighting chance at survival.

Bus snax.

Monday, February 25, 2013

India, Part I

We have found an apartment and more or less conquered the flu, so blogging will be forthcoming.

At Heathrow

Indian TV was excellent.

In Madurai with girls from "Seed Plan," my Uncle Ted's organization supporting underprivileged kids in getting an education.

Uncle Ted and my dad - dedicated to making the world a better place.

Our new friend Samundeshwari and Seed kids.

Eating with great gusto.

Mehendi.


Inside the big temple in Madurai.

Kum kum

Pilgrims

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Path returns from India


We are back after a transformative month in the south of India, heads spinning as we reconnect with life in Puerto Plata, which feels kind of like home, for lack of anywhere else. Actually, I love Puerto Plata and I love to see the cobalt blue of the ocean, which also feels like home, though I almost surprise myself to say it.