A much needed trip 🍄#sloquethotsprings #explorebc #home (at Sloquet Hot Springs)
こんにちは ✌️ Kon’nichiwa
This is Nonomi…
Her spirit is sure and free. To live with confidence in the future and mindfulness in each moment, is to know the beauty of her carefree spirit. May she always feel the freedom that’s comes from believing in herself and having faith in life, so she may enjoy the beauty of the journey 💕 (at Narita Int’l Airport, Tokyo, Japan)
Today we went with the charity group ‘Feeling India’ to bring lunch to the Muskaan Girls After-School Program. The school teaches the girls English & supplements them with extra teachings the public system does not fulfill such as manners, personal hygiene and self-esteem. These beautiful little ladies are a pleasure 💕🎀 (at New Delhi, India)
India has cheap child labour. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving 🍁👳 (at Casa Garmendia)
Wrath of the diamond vagina. #girlswhotravel #kingdomofdreams #bollywood (at Gurgaon, India)
" C h a o s "
-an anecdote by The Girl Who Travels
Four weeks in prison might have been more pleasant. At least in jail there is clean water, three square meals a day, order and reason.
India rather, is a place of Chaos. Energy is high and it’s flames will engulf you.
The country and I quickly developed a love-hate relationship, but as my crazy adventure here comes to an end I have fuzzy recollection of the good and a raging fit of fury I wouldn’t mind directing at any one who dare push me aside to queue, point me in a circular direction, or rip me off by five times the local price.
I watched as cows, camels, and cars collide on the streets in a wonderful dance that requires the apropos skills of bumping and grinding.
I stood conflicted in front of children begging for money: slumdogs forced to the streets with hacked off limbs and abducted newborns. Abused by the “Beggar Mafia” for insufficient collection of rupees. I would not, could not support.
I felt the glares of desperate men as I braved the streets in the name of womankind. After 6pm a female is rare to spot, for if they venture out alone at night it is asking for trouble.
I recall so many conversations that went awry because both the other person and myself decided we didn’t understand each other from the start.
But it all comes down to choices.
“It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant…” (G. D. Roberts)
…I was free to choose how I wanted to see things. Through all the bullshit and the mayhem that I could not control I still had power over my own mind to choose if I was going to be peaceful or miserable. And the choices you make will quickly become the very nature of your life.
So here I am, at the forlorn of my existence, choosing high spirits. For richer or poorer, for better or worse, in sickness and in health…
Because even the most chaotic and absurd systems have, at their core, a simple and beautiful pattern.
With love from India ღ
(at India )
In progess, getting replacment passport issued. Was nice to be on Canadian soil today, until I realized I’m still in frigging India 👳 #help #SOS #getmetheheckouttahere (at Canadian Embassy, New Delhi)
Beautiful Bollywood dancing for the holi-days 💃🎉 (at Guragon, Delhi, India)
Casa Garmendia 🏠 I cannot express enough how special, smart, hilarious and beautiful this family is. Old friends of my daddy, took @sagemeetsworld and I in off the dirty Indian streets. We love sharing with you all. Thank you 💕 #grateful (at Guragon, Delhi, India)
17,582 ft. #NoFlippingFilter #IndianHimalayas
Style looking cute as f u q. (at Indian Himalayans)
FUCK YES! Made it out alive✌️@sagemeetsworld and I has the most INSANE trip up to the Heavens on Hell’s roads. Made our way 18,000 ft up some of the most dangerous roads in the Himalayan mountains on motorcycles. Had a few close calls, hypothermia and a serious case of altitude sickness. Met a bike gang of crazy middle-aged Indian men who took us under their angel wings, which is half the reason were still alive, but also because we’re Bad Ass Bitches 👊 (at Manali-Leh “Highway”)
Went exploring today and found ourselves a beautiful waterfall in the mountain, with a view of the snow-capped Himalayans far off in the distance. In the morning @sagemeetsworld and I leave on our motorcycles high into the cold desert region of the Indian Himalayas. Catch ya guys in a week! ✌️❄️ (at Vashisht, Himachal Pradesh, India)
Feeling right at home in Manali …surrounded by cool air, forests & mountains just like Whistler 🌲 #IndianHimalayas (at Manali, Himachal Pradesh)
Arrived in McLeod Ganj, Sage & I have a mutual understanding with the Universe that cool stuff shall always happen in life.. So naturally His Holiness the Dalai Lama is home for the few days we are here visiting, tomorrow we will go to one of his teachings. Also, we plan to some of our own (English) teachings to Tibetan refugees. Super grateful to be here! 🙏 (at Macleodganj, Himachal Pradesh, India)