The Little Monk: 20 Ways to Travel with Awareness

Monks practise detachment from material things and people. Simultaneously, they become part of a community of others journeying through a life of spiritual solitude towards enlightenment. Sound familiar? A backpacker also learns to let go. This does not have to equate to a ritual of shaved heads and meditative mantras while you silently pad the … More The Little Monk: 20 Ways to Travel with Awareness

Into the bazaar

Hot wind blows against my face like a hairdryer in a dusty sauna. Incessant honking and shouting are the general indicators, as tuk tuks, scooters and rickshaws, whine and creak their way though the traffic; a colourless game of Mario Cart.¬†Driving from Delhi airport towards the backpacker heart of this impatient city, a red traffic … More Into the bazaar