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  1. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
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    #2061 jeany123, Mar 28, 2015
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    I hope you both have a safe journey home and enjoy the rest of your time in India,

    It has been wonderful following your adventures, I have not always responded but I have read everything in this thread with enjoyment, admiration and respect,
     
  2. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
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    Yes it has been wonderful sharing your amazing time away in India.

    Such a positive time for you both. I'm sure that it will continue once you are back home as it seems to me that you both have absorbed India so deeply that there is no way it's going to let you go :)

    xx


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  3. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
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    I've been so impressed with the effects of your ayurvedic massage that I've just googled local practitioners.
    I can find two, both with very English names which don't quite have the right ring about them somehow!
    Their treatment seems to differ too.
    One says this massage doesn't include massaging tense muscles but the other says it does!
    Think I might have to go to India!

    Safe journey to Delhi and beyond. xxx
     
  4. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,403
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    Saffie, I'd make enquiries. Ask what massages are on offer and give it a try. I doubt you have anything to lose.

    The masseuse who treated me each time was a very slight young man who looked as if he might be quite inexperienced until he told me he'd been practicing for three years. Helen had three different people, two women and the same young man. All her experiences were different but she felt equally wonderful each time.


    I'm certainly going to try to find someone when I go home.
     
  5. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
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    It's so hot the glue on my iPad cover is melting and the leather is separating from the suede backing.
     
  6. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

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    That's what Bill has done to two of mine!!

    Safe travels. x
     
  7. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
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    It wasn't his sneezes was it?
     
  8. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    Ha! No but it might have been! He loves to pick things apart. My kindle and cover have suffered the same fate. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,403
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    Thanks Izzy. X
     
  10. geum123

    geum123 Registered User

    May 20, 2009
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    Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful experiences Helen and Sylvia. The descriptions of your days have been so vivid, and the videos really took me suprise because I wasn't expecting them. How wonderful to actually hear the sounds of the streets and see where Dhiren ashes went on their journey.
    It was incredibly moving Sylvia.
    I imagine that such a journey will be a life changing experience, and I will look forward to reading your reflections once you are back home again. Safe journey to you both and thank you again.:):) xxxxxx
     
  11. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
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    It has been lovely to read all your thoughts and experiences and as said before it will be great to hear more when you return.

    I hope the journey to Delhi is ok and your enjoy the luxury of your flight home.
    x
     
  12. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,403
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    IThank you Geum and Jan.

    I'm ready for Delhi now, my case is packed and I have a couple of extra bags for the surplus but still not packed the toiletries. :eek:

    We had a pleasant last meal here and the hotel and cafe staff have all commented on our final day.

    Most people who come here are back packers who stay just a few nights. There has been an amazing turnover of people from all over the world as well as Indians. I think we have been the oldest although there have been a couple of other 'seniors' .

    Staying so long in one place may be unusual but India is too big for day trips and although we had considered travelling and staying overnight, we both decided we didn't want to carry luggage around with us even for an overnight stay.

    There has been so much to see and do here and the hotel is in such a lovely place we doubt we could have done better.

    So tomorrow its ' Farewell Rishikesh ' and ' Hello Delhi'
     
  13. Helen33

    Helen33 Registered User

    Jul 20, 2008
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    We'll talk about it's not over until the fat lady sings. I asked my daughter in the first week whether she would like some yoga mat carriers and/or other things. She will be running a retreat in May and I thought they would sell well. I finally got a message early afternoon today that her friend would like 6 yoga mat marrieds and 20 Mala beads with 108 beads each!!!! Talk about leaving it until the last minute. So off i set to try to find them. I knew roughly where to start. I found the yoga mat carriers in the first shop I visited. I got all 6 for a total of £10.

    The Mala beads proved a little more difficult. I knew where some were sold but it was a very long walk away and it was far too hot to go far. I went into every shop selling beads but they didn't have the right ones. Then right near the bottom of some steep steps I went in the last shop. She had one which was perfect. It took a while to explain to her that I needed 20, each consisting of 108 beads with spacer beads after each 11. The lady called her husband through. When I told him I needed 20 he said he would make them for me. I told him I needed them today he said it was no problem and he would bring them to my hotel. I got them for £1 each:)

    Most things are now packed. I am now tired after another really good day. I, too, am going to source Ayurvedic massages when I get home. He worked on my legs a lot. I have nephrotic syndrome which can cause the legs to swell. It has been under control now for quite a long time. The last two mornings I could actually see that I have ankle bones:). We have both lost quite a few inches from our waists.

    Love
     
  14. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
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    Sounds like the intrepid duo are nearly fully prepared for the return leg of their travels.

    Hope you manage some good rest before you need to set off. Wishing you both a safe ,and as comfortable as possible, journey home:)xx

    Have loved every bit I've read, I enjoyed my holiday in India with you.
     
  15. Loopiloo

    Loopiloo Registered User

    May 10, 2010
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    I have been impatient to come here today knowing it is your last day in Rishikesh, but ‘life’ has intervened!

    Now I am here and it has been a sheer joy to read your latest posts; your thoughts, feelings, everything. I can’t find words…. and feel emotional.

    I echo everything others have said about their delight not only reading of your adventures but also what the experiences have meant to you and the benefits you feel. A life changing experience…?

    As you can read from others, you have benefitted all of us very much, and again I cannot find words…. Pony-mad has written what I and I am sure many others have experienced:

    Thank you both for your generosity sharing with us. It has been wonderful. Especially knowing it has been for each of you.

    Sylvia it sounds so so hot, and sorry you had a wakeful night, hopefully better tonight or/and in Delhi overnight.

    Your massages sound wonderful. It will be interesting to hear if you find suitable Ayurvedic massages at home.

    Lovely to read your words, Sylvia, a deeply personal and meaningful time in India for you. I do feel that Dhiren has been with you in spirit and delighted for you.

    " It's till not over yet,I'm going to squeeze the last ounce of experience out of this trip".

    I am sure you both will. Continuing to think about you as your wonderful time in India draws to a close.

    Thank you again lovely ladies for the privilege of being with you in spirit, and lifting spirits here.

    With love
    Loo xxx
     
  16. Mameeskye

    Mameeskye Registered User

    Aug 9, 2007
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    I have really enjoyed logging in each day to read of your adventure. Seeing ankles in that heat is impressive, Helen!

    Sylvia, it sounds like a wonderful experience. I understand why you would feel close to Dhiren throughout,

    Safe travels home....it is fun sharing isn't it?
     
  17. Loopiloo

    Loopiloo Registered User

    May 10, 2010
    6,119
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    Oh dear! That was a tall last minute order from your daughter, Helen! But worth the trek I hope to fulfil your daughter’s wishes, and eventually find the Mala beads in the last shop. A job well done!

    I have not seen my knee for some years due to lymphoedema swelling and can appreciate your delight at seeing your ankle bones! :D

    Hope you have had a relaxing evening and meal, and wish you both sleep tonight in preparation for your long journey to Delhi tomorrow.

    Love
    Loo xxx
     
  18. Soobee

    Soobee Registered User

    Aug 22, 2009
    2,734
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    Just wishing you a pleasant journey to dehli and back home again. As I have said before, you are both an inspiration and it has been truly wonderful to experience the trip with you. Thank you.
     
  19. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
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    Toronto, Canada
    It's been wonderful following your journey, I can't believe it's coming to an end, it seems like you just started.
     
  20. Lindy50

    Lindy50 Registered User

    Dec 11, 2013
    5,302
    Cotswolds
    Dear Helen and Sylvia

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience with us. It's been by turns inspiring, amusing, moving and just plain riveting! I hope you have a good journey home and I'll be thinking of you as you leave this very special place :)

    Lindy xx
     
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