alex hessler

Trip to India

I spent 5 weeks backpacking from Mumbai to McLeod Ganj. So many stories. I got swindled in a baby graveyard (for babies). I rode on the back of a motorcycle with two other guys in monsoon rains. I visited an elephant hotel. I drank tea with Tibetan monks. I saw the Taj Majal from the river bed behind it. I drank “special tea” from a rooftop looking over a lake palace. I watched cremations in a secular temple. I found a lake bed of abandoned sandals. I was blessed on the shores of a holy pond. I got mugged by a monkey. I lost sleep. I got stranded, and I discovered who I was. India is truly one of the last magical places left on earth.

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