Saturday, November 11, 2006

Postcard from India

Namaste to you all, well I'm still falling more and more in love with this wonderful country and its people. I've been sitting back lately watching how we humans are always looking outside ourselves for our happiness. How we always think the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. I watch how Indian women have so many ways to make themselves look whiter, so they are more appealing to Indian men, more pure etc etc. Then when I'm back in Australia or most other western countries around the world, I witness how women have a thousand products to look darker, more tanned, even to the extent of laying in the sun day after day, knowing full well that by the time half of them are forty they look like they are sixty and with the problem of skin cancer they don't care, because it's more desirable to men.

I also notice how more and more Indians are wanting to have a western way of life they perceive this as a better way of being. The more material gain the happier they will become. Then when I'm back in a western country more and more people are dissatisfied with their lives and the rat race, so they search for something else to fulfill the void and nine times out of ten they turn to some form of eastern way of philosophy and teaching.

When Will we all realize that it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, how we look etc etc. That their is nothing in this world that can fill that void other then self love and acceptance. No one has the answer, no one knows what's best for us, then us. So please start today to turn within, look in the mirror, look into your eyes and see what a perfect being you are, you are unique, not one person (except identical twins, lol.) looks, acts, thinks, and can do what you can do, no one. I dare say that most of you have never stood in front of a mirror naked and not judged, just accepted every little square inch of yourself and loved it. I could guarantee that most of you have never looked directly into your eyes and said from your heart 'I love you'. You might be surprised at your reaction, you may cry, you may even laugh at yourself at how serious you've taken this Game we call LIFE, that's why they call us the HUMAN RACE because it's all a game.

Now for the the travel agents cap, Jodpur has certainly got the best fort I've seen so far, the view is magnificent. The city it self is not so good, I only went to the fort, there is also a temple and a palace I didn't go to either, sometimes you can get to templed and palaced out. Next I went to Jaisalmer, here there's a fort and what everyone comes for, the camel safari's. I stress do not go on one organized buy your hotel, they will push you to the limit to sign, don't, go to an independent company you'll get the same deal a third of the price(oh yeah its best to pick a small camel, big one's make you very sore).

Next I went to Udaipur, I loved this place, the lake is huge and the people are wonderful, no hard sell. It's where the 1982 James Bond movie Octopussy was shot and yes just about every restaurant in town plays it every night at seven pm and yes like everything in India, its turned up so loud you cant hear yourself think. The city has such a wonderful charm to it, its probably one of the most romantic places I've been to in the world. Though I was missing one vital ingredient, a woman, oh well cant win them all.

Here's some pictures of my travels.

Sunset in Pushka.

View from Jodpur fort.

Jodpur fort.

Old man Jodpur.


Cannon in Jodpur fort.

Bedroom Jodpur fort.

My trusty desert ship, not.

Desert dunes, Jaisalmer.