India Adventures By Kylie – Part 2

Goa is breathtaking. I feel like I’m in paradise.
As we drive from the airport to the yoga retreat where we are staying, I see the streets aren’t lined with rubbish like in Chennai, instead they are lined with lush green foliage.
The aromas of incense and spices mixed in with the smell of fires burning due to 30-plus degree heat, is sensory bliss. I close my eyes and breathe it all in feeling a complete sense of freedom and appreciation for life.
As soon as I stepped off the plane in Goa I was instantly reminded of why I came to India. The Chennai experience for me was raw, heart-breaking and humbling, but this part of India is truly a slice of heaven and I instantly feel a sense of inner peace. I guess you could say there is something mystical in the air, or maybe it’s just all the incense…
There are fruit stalls along the highway with an array of brightly coloured fruits for sale that compliment the houses all painted in vibrant hues and decorated with exquisite hanging ornaments. The colours are stunning against a backdrop of pristine nature.
We spent the afternoon settling into our bamboo bungalow, complete with futon and mosquito net, and took a walk down to Sunset Beach where there is an array of restaurants and bars overlooking the beach. We ate dinner and drank cocktails while we watched the sun go down over the ocean…something you don’t get back home on the east coast.
For the next month Goa will be our home and who knows if we will stay longer or head to another amazing part of India for more adventures, but right now peering up at the full, blood-red moon shining out from between the palm trees, I feel like I could stay in Goa forever!
I’m looking forward to exploring more tomorrow, but for now I think it’s almost time for bed.
I hope you enjoyed the second instalment of our India adventures, I will be adding more in a few days so stay posted or you can read part one here.

Namaste _/|\_

My name is Kylie and I am on a journey through India for the next 3 months. I have a passion for naturalism and a background in beauty.
I practice Buddhist meditation and philosophy and enjoy using art as a form of self-expression. I like to combine all these aspects into a holistic way of looking and feeling my best and to help inspire others to do so.

Ian at Bucketlist

Hi, I’m Ian and I have made it my life mission to travel and experience everything this world has to offer. Follow me on my quest to live outside the boundaries of conventional society and see the world through the eyes of all our fellow inhabitants. I hope to inspire and motivate you to make your own path in life and push your own limits.

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2 Comments

  1. A disappointed reader November 24, 2013 2:46 am  Reply

    Wow. Seriously, this post sums up exactly what I thought when I saw that photo. Get that bindi off your face; it’s offensive to Indian people living in their homeland and other parts of the world, where they can’t wear it without facing repercussions.

    I’m really disappointed that Ian has let someone with such ignorance write here, I thought they were better and more aware, or caring of this.

    http://angrywomenofcolorunited.tumblr.com/post/67846616820/this-girl-is-constantly-wearing-bindis-or-small

  2. Usman February 6, 2014 8:59 am  Reply

    Hey I see you are motivated in exploring which is a good trait of traveller. So, I personally invite you in Pakistan. Give a chance and then decide between in India and Pakistan. :)

    I am free during the 22-30 March.

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