Departed Mumbai --> overland train and bus to Pushkar, Rajasthan via Ajmer--> overland train to Pune, Maharastra via Mumbai
I'm taking a little break from backpacking right now. I have been sleeping in the same bed for about 3 weeks and it feels nice. I've made some friends who I have tea with sometimes. I've been in Pune for a few weeks. I will stay here doing volunteer work and witnessing outrageous things in the name of enlightenment for another few weeks. Then I'm back on the traveller's trail.
I've very happy to hear that Diva Angela will be hitting the traveller's trail next year. She said I was some sort of inspiration to her which was very kind of her. However, sometimes I feel like I don't know what I'm doing out in the world. I see, hear, feel so much that I have no idea what I'm going to do with all this information, experience, insight that I've garnered. I feel like I need to use everything I've learned and will learn to change the world or at least my world and myself.
On other topics- I had a good Thanksgiving holiday in Pune. I attended a Vegetarian Food Festival at the Pune Club with friends. The food was good, especially the sweets. It was quite posh and fun, so I wasn't drowning in my teardrops about spending a third Thanksgiving away from my family.