Saturday, January 29, 2011

Myanmar Take II and a bit of India

After hanging out with my Kawasaki in Yangon for the first few days, Josh and I hopped on a bus to Inle Lake. We rented a boat that took us out to Indein for a few hours, then stayed at a nice little hotel on the lake.

A few novice monks who took us up to see some nearby ruins


Our hotel on Inle Lake

The weekly rotating market in Indein

Bagan again

Josh trying to float

An example of the architecture in Yangon

Our bike ride outside of the capital

More Yangon

And now to India!

Sunset in the Thar desert outside Jaisalmer

Josh's camel

Inside the Jodhpur Fort

Josh overlooking Jodhpur

Friday, January 28, 2011

Finally back

I've fought the good fight and gotten our computers back online, so now we can upload photos from the trip till our heart's content. Here are some from Laos to start things off.

A view of the Mekong from above the boat ramp

A few shots from Khoun and Khone, the bungalows we stayed at in Luang Prabang

Kuang Si Falls outside of Luang Prabang

(note: I am REALLY bad at rope swinging)

A spirit house

An elevated view of the main street

Next post, Myanmar!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

On the Way Home

Josh and I are enjoying our last day in Rishikesh. The computer, however, is not really letting me type without constantly changing things into Hindi characters instead of the English I'm typing. Oh well, too much technology, what can you do? We might visit the Beatles' ashram that is pretty famous here, this afternoon. Otherwise, we're packed and ready to go. The yoga course certification ceremony was last night. With the puja, concert, and handing out of the certificates we were sitting from 3:30 till about 9:00pm. I realized that a straight hour of sitar (even when the musician is quite talented)is a bit much for one sitting.

Tomorrow at 4:30am we're taking one last walk across the bridge over the Ganga and heading to Hardiwar by cab and then to Delhi by train. We will be in the air and headed to Detroit by early Tuesday morning. Looking forward to seeing all of you on the US homefront soon, and all of you everywhere else in the near future! Will write more when we get back and have my own computer again. I promise photos will be posted as well.