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Yoga at sea

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According to BBC, this past Sunday was International Yoga Day in India. “On Sunday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than 35,000 people took part in a mass yoga programme, setting a new Guinness World Record for the largest yoga class at a single venue.” (BBC)

For 35 minutes, yoga was king. Children, leaders and yoga instructors joined the Prime Minister on the streets of Delhi, India to bring the benefits of yoga front and center. The New York Times, says there were Yoga Day demonstrations in many other world cities including: Paris, Beijing, Osaka, Seoul and New York. (NYT)

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When in India-38 tips from our travels

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Wherever your journey takes you...bring a smile.

Wherever your journey takes you…bring a smile.

  1. Do not drink the tap water
  2. Only eat cooked vegetables
  3. To check the seal of a water bottle: hold it sideways and tip and squeeze; if water exits at all-DO NOT DRINK!
  4. Metro system is easy to follow: don’t be afraid to go to the window to ask questions or assistance
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The Taj and more: 15 Sights of our journey to northern India

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We were lucky enough to experience 10 days of majestic, historical, aromatic & eye-opening sights of Northern India. Here are just a few of the places we stopped, the locals we talked to and the experiences we won’t soon forget.

  • Chandi Chowk Market: food, goods, clothing, bags of all sorts sold by people of all ages. This bustling market was crowded with hawkers, locals, and travelers all taking in the scenery around them. Spices were ground on the street, tuk-tuks whizzed past at frightening speeds and cycle rick-shaws swerved past the camels, cows and people on the outside. You could easily get lost while weaving through the narrow passageways of the market but through it all, as is with many great markets around the world, there’s an interesting world in and of itself.
Volunteering at the Sikh Temple Communal Kitchen

Volunteering at the Sikh Temple Communal Kitchen

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Aloo everything…What we ate in northern India

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As a vegetarian-I was in food heaven in India. Every place we visited had an entire menu of options for me. Spices were exotic, aromas filled the air and street food was ever present. Breads, potatoes, small and large dishes and snack foods one more delicious than the next met us in each destination and at every turn. Here’s just some of our culinary knowledge we picked up and a few samples of what we ate (both vegetarian and carnivore friendly).

Cooking Class: Trying my hand at poori making

Cooking Class: Trying my hand at poori making

Culinary Knowledge

Masala means mixture
Jeera=cumin
Dhaniya=coriander
Aloo=potato
Ghobi=cauliflower
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Curries, cricket and cows…What we learned in India

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In the ten days we spent in northern India, I learned more than I imagined possible. Adi, our chief experience officer was incredibly knowledgeable & personable and provided us with varied information along our travels. Whether sharing his own experiences or introducing us to historians or locals we embraced India in all its glory.

‘If you don’t challenge yourself with difficulties, you cannot grow’ -Father from our group cooking class, Jaipur, India

What we learned in India

Fatephur Sikri, India

Fatephur Sikri, India

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Our Adventure in India

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India has always been on my list; but somehow it always evaded us; but, last year was different. As part of a ‘round the world holiday, India was one of the ten countries we visited during a two month period in early 2013. It was finally happening.

I emailed my friend Kate who lives with her family in Dehli. She told me the following information and now having been, in our experience, her words were spot on: try the food, don’t drink the water, take Acidophilus tablets ahead of time and know that you’ll both love and despise this place.

Children from the Barso village outside of Bharatpur

Children from the Barso village outside of Bharatpur

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