#97 - peaceful mcleod ganj

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view from the plane to dharashala

so - had a great flight up to dharamsala and i was SOOO happy when when i got out of the plane.  the weather felt awesome after being in such intense heat.  also, it was incredibly gorgeous!!  we are right beside the himalayas!  GORGEOUS!

mark had helped me arrange a cab driver (serisously, don't know what i would have done without Mark - he has been an AMAZING host!) - and he was waiting for me when i got off the plane.  kartar - such a nice, friendly man!!  i ended up giving another guy a ride out to mcleod ganj...so we ended up splitting the cab, which is always nice.  his name was shaul & he's from israel.  he said there are a TON of israelis that come to mcleod ganj - so interesting.

anyway - so kartar took me to my hotel and i am SO excited.

the gangra airport! that was my plane - check out the unbelievable scenery
  it's clean, it's quiet & i have an unbelievable view from my room!  they also have a great roof deck, so i immediately went up there, ordered some tea & just read my book for a little while.  (by the way, just finished "when heaven & earth changed places and it was INCREDIBLE!!!!  it was just an amazing story, told so beautifully & it was of course incredibly appropriate for the time i just spent in vietnam!)  now i'm reading "first they killed my father" - i got it b/c i was going to go to cambodia, but unfortunately i didn't have time to go.  great book so far.

i ordered food from the restaurant upstairs & they are going to bring it to my room.  i'm looking forward to a mellow evening, reading & RELAXING (right mark?!).

driving to mcleod ganj
 

i'm heading to tushita tomorrow (www.tushita.info) to do a 10 day silent meditation retreat.  i'm very excited for it, but also a bit nervous.  first of all, it will be a silent retreat for 10 days.  i've never done anything like that!  while i think i will actually enjoy the silence, it will defintiely be challenging for me!  the thing i'm MOST nervous about is the sitting.  i just can't sit for that long without my knees or feet or legs hurting.  we'll see how i do!  and actually - regardless of the things i'm nervous about, i have now traveled to many different countries over the past four & a half months & i'm excited to take some time to really visit me.  :)

so, this is going to be it for 10 days!!  i won't have internet/e-mail access or phone access!!!  i'll be back online in 10 days! 

MWAH and NAMASTE!

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view from the plane to dharashala
view from the plane to dharashala
the gangra airport!  that was my p…
the gangra airport! that was my …
driving to mcleod ganj
driving to mcleod ganj
the view from my balcony!
the view from my balcony!
more of my view
more of my view
more of my view
more of my view
more of my view
more of my view
the view from the roofdeck restaur…
the view from the roofdeck restau…
shots of the surrounding village (…
shots of the surrounding village …
shots of the surrounding village (…
shots of the surrounding village …
shots of the surrounding village (…
shots of the surrounding village …
room service!  yummy lentil soup &…
room service! yummy lentil soup …
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