The Virtual Traveller
GABRIEL MORRIS: I've been thinking about doing some sort of work exchange program while I'm here in India as it would be nice to plug into a place for a few weeks or so. I'm going to do some research online and see if I find somewhere really interesting to stay. There's one place in Nepal I've heard about that might be pretty cool so I'm going to look more into that. In the meantime...
The Jahaz Mahal, the most impressive complex of 500-year-old ruins in Mandu, India
It took 5 buses to get to Omkareshwar (photo above) and so far it's a pretty interesting place that reminds me a lot of Rishikesh, without all the Western tourists (there are a few around, which is fine, as it means there will be a better breakfast selection!) Omkareshwar is an island in the middle of the Narmada River that happens to be shaped like the Indian sanskrit Om symbol. As a result it's become a popular Hindu pilgrimage spot, so lots of holy sadhus and other Hindu pilgrims around. Also there are two footbridges over the river ~ same as in Rishikesh. The water doesn't look quite so clean though. Not great for swimming.
From Omkareshwar I went to Pachmarhi another really interesting place, that was great for hiking and exploring some interesting landscapes.
On the bus going to Pachmarhi
Another video from the bus - Check out the baby
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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.
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