Auroville Part 2: Sacred Groves, Buddha Garden and Laughing Yoga

As we mentioned before, Auroville is like a University campus and every day there are a number of workshops and volunteering opportunities to keep you entertained and sane. These are 3 of our favourite experiences…from eco building to laughing our butts off: Sacred Groves J: Sacred Groves was especially interesting for me given my background … Continue reading Auroville Part 2: Sacred Groves, Buddha Garden and Laughing Yoga

Auroville Part 1: The Mother, Matrimandir and Marvellous Eats

Mural in the Visitor's Centre, Auroville Vaṇakkam! (Hello in Tamil, the local language) After another cosy flight on Spice(y) Jet, we had our first terrifying taxi ride on the way to Auroville. We stupidly said to take the roads without tolls because we didn’t want to pay the extra 200₹ (Jack was being tight), and … Continue reading Auroville Part 1: The Mother, Matrimandir and Marvellous Eats

Animal Rescue Centre (ARC), Palolem, South Goa – B-arc, B-arc!

If you haven’t been to India before, it may be hard to imagine how many stray dogs (and other animals for that matter) there are on the streets left to fend for themselves. Combine this with their treacherous roads, sketchy driving and crashes, it soon makes it easy to realise just how many dogs are … Continue reading Animal Rescue Centre (ARC), Palolem, South Goa – B-arc, B-arc!

Pa-la-la-lo-lem, Pa-la-la-lo-lem – the Inner Circle of Palolem (it’s a song…we think)

After a very quick flight on Spice(y) Jet (the Indian version of Sleazy Jet with older planes and tiny seats!), we landed at Goa airport. We had pre-booked a taxi through our friendly Air BnB hosts who greeted us at the airport with our names on the sign (it felt very Westernised!). The 2 hour … Continue reading Pa-la-la-lo-lem, Pa-la-la-lo-lem – the Inner Circle of Palolem (it’s a song…we think)

Madness in Mumbai: a whistle-stop tour

26th November - 28th November 2019 We arrived in Mumbai late morning as the hazy sun was trying to peep through the clouds and dust – it was probably circa 35 degrees. We were recommended by the Indian lady sat next to us on the plane to book a “tourist taxi” downstairs in the terminal. … Continue reading Madness in Mumbai: a whistle-stop tour