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Posted on July 10, 2016 by Jeff Reifman

Avoid Travel with Aum Adventures

My Experience Traveling to India with Aum Adventures Last December, I traveled to India for my second visit, this time with Aum Adventures. Based on my experience, I want to warn others about the likelihood of problems traveling through this agency. In fact, a head injury I suffered on the trip led to six emergency room visits Read More

Cobra – New Delhi, India

I’m not a huge fan of the tourist traps in India but it was cool to see another snake charmer. His cobra seemed a bit younger and inexperienced at this type of work, even a bit edgy. I do not know much about the welfare of how these animals are treated – things are different in Read More

Posted on March 8, 2014 by Jeff Reifman

The Plethora of Lightswitches in India

One of the unexpected things about Indian hotels was that many of them were loaded with lightswitches. In many rooms, only a few had any function – most were just a confusing, useless presence. The funniest example of this was in my small hut (shown above) at the Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Resort in Kovalam, Kerala. Read More

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Posted on March 8, 2014 by Jeff Reifman

Traveling India 2014

I was fortunate to travel to India in early 2014 with Portland-based yoga teacher Sarah Joy Marsh of the Daya Foundation and her travel group. The trip was organized by Redback Travels. My favorite photos from India are posted at Flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/reifman/sets/72157642133542263/ Here was our itinerary (pdf): I’ve noted the hotels we stayed at Read More

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