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GABRIEL MORRIS: I went on a warm clothing, shopping blitz the other day, as I'm going to Almora, which is a little further up into the mountains.
Bought long underwear tops and bottoms, new boots, vest, hat and socks, plus I have a jacket I got a couple weeks ago, so I should be set for the colder evenings. Total cost for everything (including the jacket), about $40! India is definitely fun for shopping...
Beautiful sunset on the Ganges River, Rishikesh India
Trying to cross the street in downtown Rishikesh...
Boys fishing for rupees in the Ganges River
While Travelling to Almora ~ Sunrise and falcons from a train in India
I'm now up in the Himalaya Mountains near the village of Almora, about a day's travel east of Rishikesh by train and bus. The elevation here is 5,000 feet or so, and is considered the foothills of the mountains.
I'm staying in a fairly nice room (except for the lack of heat!!) for 100 rupees or $2. It's the exact same price as my much smaller room at the ashram back in Rishikesh. There are amazing views of the snow-capped Himalaya Mountains off in the distance.
A view of the Himalaya Mountains from near my guesthouse in Kasar Devi, Almora
I'm not sure exactly how long I'll be here but I'm planning to take a bus ride that gets a little closer to the mountains, then I'm making my way back towards Rishikesh where I'll be participating in an 8-day yoga-meditation retreat which starts on Dec. 24th. So that where I'll be for both Christmas and New Year's Day.
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Gabriel Morris was born in Vancouver, Canada, raised in rural northern California and has also lived in Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon and Alberta. He is an admitted travel addict as well as outdoors enthusiast, cultural explorer and spiritual seeker with a B.A. in World Religions. He has travelled sporadically since the age of eighteen, and will undoubtedly continue to do so.
His next adventure, takes him to the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Nepal and possibly elsewhere. He will be exploring tropical paradise in the Philippines, visiting with orangutans in Malaysia, participating in spiritual ceremonies in Bali, practicing yoga in India, and much more.
Download an e-copy of his published book Kundalini and the Art of Being completely free, here: Gabriel Morris.com