Several hops later, and we're settled back in Assam for the coming days 🌴 For those not in the know, Assam is like a gateway state to Northeast India.
There are an infinite number of reasons to fall in love with Assam, but we particularly love the mixture of people you can find in the state.
Assamese people hail from a variety of unique tribes and ethnic groups, and there are also many people from other parts of India and Bangladesh.
The northeast of India feels very different from the rest of the country, but Assam feels like a sort of gradient, a blend of stereotypical India and the more relaxed northeast.
We're excited to be back in this gateway to the northeast, and we're looking forward to slowing down our pace of life a bit to match Assam's chill vibes ✌️
🏰 After Delhi we will spend a couple of weeks in Rajasthan, the land of Maharajas or Great Kings. Rajasthan is a very vast and arid state bordering Pakistan filled with palaces and forts that remind us of its majestic past. Our first stop is Jaipur, the pink city.
: Although just about every auto rickshaw driver in Jaipur will be eager to take you on a predefined loop tour of the main sites, walking around by yourself to see the tradesmen at work and the striking Hawa Mahal (pictured) might just be a better option 😉
Rickshaw, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.
During this busy time of year, I feel that it's always important to take time for ourselves to focus and breathe. With year-end deadlines, preparing for travel/visitors, attending holiday parties, and finishing shopping, it's always a hectic time.
During the past year, meditation and yin yoga have become an important part of my routine. Carving out time for myself to decompress, unwind and focus on my breath has been incredibly beneficial health wise. Admittedly, with my Type A personality, clearing my head of thoughts and getting my monkey mind to shush has been a challenge and takes constant practice.
When I am able to fall into the zone, I find that I come out ed and rejuvenated. And, some of my most creative epiphanies have been after these sessions. I'm looking forward to a three hour Yin Yoga workshop this coming weekend with my favorite instructor.
What practices have you employed to help with relaxation?
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Day 6: Francis20, norm in Cape Town. He likes people. His biggest struggle in life is being alone. When I asked him what keeps him going, he responded “asking people.”
Honestly think I’ve found the most beautiful beach in NSW at Blueys Beach. Who else has been there? On a separate note, driving in Sydney for the first time can be an eye opener so there’s a new post on my blog all about how to handle Sydney drivers because let’s face it, no one can drive in Sydney! Honestly, I wonder if you can pass your driving test with your eyes closed in this city? 😂🙈🙈🙈LINK IN BIO TO READ THE LATEST POST 👈🏻
A series of trees and other lush greenery surround the Mayan ruins of Cahal Pech in San Ignacio, Belize. The name "Cahal Pech" translates to "place of the ticks", and the area was estimated to have been abandoned around 800-900 AD.
Some greenery to remind you of warmer days... Doorway envy in Kraków, Poland 🌸🌿🌼 Kraków is one of my absolute favorite cities to wander around aimlessly in, especially the historic Jewish district of Kazimierz