Getting a Massage While Traveling in Asia

Outside of our Indian hotel premises, there was a parlor, and I went there for a facial, haircut, pedicure and manicure package, as it was cheaper that way for the same amount or result of work, than getting it in the hotel salon, plus I needed to go out 🙂 The spa treatment took longer than anticipated. The facial deep cleaning was good, but I got more facial massage than I did conditioning itself!

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Street Girl

indian street girl
A charming little Indian girl with cute anklets proudly posing along the street as I was touring around Mumbai. Continue reading “Street Girl”

The Gateway of India Tour

He offered his driver to show me around Mumbai for this particular day. He was a very kind Indian colleague. And I gladly accepted 🙂 Our target was the Gateway of India area. I was thrilled to finally see the famous landmark myself and check it off my bucket list after all the reading about it and seeing it in photos!

Gateway of India

The Gateway of India

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Riding Animals in India

These were some of those opportunities and decisions we made to get out of our own comfort zones and experience new stuff and have fun while we can. We traveled to India for business and pleasure, and during the trip I got to ride these two animals. We were driving through a certain dirt road and saw a camel and its handler on standby at the side of the road waiting for anyone to ride it for a little fee. We were there already so we grabbed the opportunity of riding a camel! It was quite an experience as I had never rode on one before. The ride was so rough and bumpy though as you can imagine with those long legs (boy did it walk so fast!), and the saddle was wooden with the parts spaced far apart that you could feel the hard edges because there was no cushioning. It was very uncomfortable, nonetheless, I had several belly laughs, while holding onto the saddle itself for dear life! Continue reading “Riding Animals in India”

Elephant Carrying Heavy Load

A street shot during my travels in India. This was in Agra, where animals and other beasts of burden roll down the streets along with the olden vehicles.

Coming Down In Its Own Time


This was a scene during my trip to a park in Mumbai, India. A goat that managed to climbed up the tree. I believe given its own time, it could climb back down without harming itself. There are many things in life that, depending on our mood and perspective, are amusing, funny and just humorous, and of course, some complicated things that when we let time and nature deal with it, without our interference, forcefulness and impatience, will right themselves, unaided.