Snowbirding

We’ve decided to become snowbirds (seasonal travelers, usually retirees who migrate to areas with warmer climates during the winter months.) Folks who ditch the cold New England winters and head to warmer climates. During the next few weeks we’ll drag out the suitcases and try to come up what we think we’ll need for a 3 month journey back to Asia.

Yes, Asia. Why Asia and not Florida? I can give you a few reasons. Upon my return in November 2018 from a year on the road, I anticipated some sort of re-adjustment period. I seemed to settle in pretty quickly back in New Hampshire, back to reality, back into the swing of things. Then I started to miss Asia. I longed to be back in the heat, the sunshine, the night markets, the people, the cultures – I really missed it. Less than 6 months back home and I was longing to travel again. But there was something else. I wrote about it in March 2018 – click here to read it.

Our plan is to be away for 3 months, December through February. We have a 10 year visa for India and we’ve been there 3 times so that’s the most logical place to start. We’ll land in Mumbai the first week in December, study Yoga, get some dental work done, and visit our friends at Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul Salvav in Vapi. From there we’ll travel to Bangkok for a 10 day visit. My plan is to spend some time at Wat Arun Rajvararam (Temple of Dawn) Community Learning Centre. Then we take a break in Bali for a few weeks. We rented a place right next door to a Yoga studio. After Bali we head to Delhi for a few nights and finally on to Rishikesh for the month of February. We’ll reconnect with Ganga Prem Hospice.

If you have a chance, click on the links to those 3 places mentioned in the previous paragraph. We’re headed back to 3 places that made an impression on us on our travels – people who are doing great work and making a difference in the world. I can’t wait to see them again. And I can’t wait to tell you all about it.

 

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