Saturday, May 5, 2012

Mana Island, Fiji

 Starfish family.

Wilson.  In honor of the film "Castaway" being filmed in the Fiji Islands

 Our resort manager "King David" personally cutting down a coconut for his guests. 

 King David's rendition of "Wilson" from Castaway.

Mana Island, Fiji

Sunset on Mana Island, Fiji

A cute but flea infested puppy. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Waterfall in Rishikesh, India

An enchanting and misty waterfall in Rishikesh, India

Friendly Indian Paparazzi

Indian hospitality.  After lunch with a friend from Japan we were surrounded by a large Indian family asking where we were from and if they could take a photo with us.  We were greeted with lots of smiles and very warm hugs from the women and they bought us chai and talked.  Shanti shani.

Puja at Parmarth Niketan

The nightly "Puja" ceremony (a Hindu ritual of worship) at Parmarth Niketan Ashram on the holy banks of the "Mother Ganga" River. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Holy Cow

In India, cows are holy.  Here in Rishikesh, there is no meat eating.  It's a holy city.  Dry (alcohol free) and vegetarian.  The cows roam the streets along with pedestrians and the madness of motorbikes and honking cars.  (They do this with more shanti (peace) and calm then the yogis. They also like to be pet. 

 "White water rafting" on the Ganga River in Rishikesh, India. We foolishly payed twice as much as most rafting companies.  $16.