Dear IG, I'm sorry. I know I'm the worst at keeping up to date with travel posts and I'm already days behind. What can I say? This is who I am. I get too caught up, Lol! However, if you follow me on Snapchat you will see constant daily snaps of all the views and adventures!
Anyways, this was Sunday morning on the #KapaluaTrail . Absolutely breathtaking! As if the cliffs and waves and power of the ocean were not enough, seeing other mountains and islands at a distance with your naked eye is truly awe inspiring. #JahsCreation#WeAreSoSmallInThisWorld#Maui#TravelingNatalie#TheMoreISeeTheSmallerIFeel#TravelingMakesYouAwe
अगले बरस तू जल्दी आ। This was our first time having Ganesh Chaturthi (A Hindu Festival that reveres Lord Ganesha.The festival is marked with installation of Ganesha clay idols privately in homes, or publicly. Chanting of Vedic hymns and Prayers are done. Sweets such as modaka are believed to be a favorite of the elephant-headed deity. The festival ends on various days but majorly on the tenth day after start, wherein the idol is carried in a public procession with music and group chanting, then immersed in nearby water body such as a river or ocean, thereafter the clay idol dissolves and Ganesha is believed to return to Mount Kailash to Parvati and and Shiva.
This was such a soul enriching , calming experience. Even though we had Ganesha for 3 days we are already missing him.
गणपति बप्पा मोरिया , अगले बरस तू जल्दी आ।
I feel blessed to have visited this place. Kee Gompa a breathtaking monastery in Spiti Valley (Himachal Pradesh). I got lost here and found myself. Presenting to you the "Kee Gompa" diary. :) These are made especially for Ecosphere (a social enterprise, that has been working in Spiti since 2002) www.spitiecosphere.com. They have the most amazing people and cafe in the whole wide world and these notebooks are part of it.
To buy kindly DM or gear up for an adventure to spiti . We will be updating these on my website soon.
Not sure whether to feel happy or sad ?
The irony of this picture is keeping the cats behind this grill means they are safe.
Couple of days back few people in the society decided to label these cats as nuisance and so they decided to pick them up and drop them at the fish market. When questioned all they could say was " Unless and until the cats are in someone's house they are labelled " safe " .
This is one of our society cat who often visits this house so he is " safe " for time being. This house A1 belongs to one of the animal caring person I know. He is the only person in our society who goes beyond measures to take care and rescue these cats/ kittens.
P.s all the society cats have names, are neutered and even have proper medical records.