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Chapter 21 – India, Part 6

Chapter 21 India Part 6 I arrived in Ernakulam feeling the freedom of going solo for the first time in five weeks. In my 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, I took the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test based on Jungian psychology. I changed from ESTJ to INFP. I went from extroverted, sensing, thinking and judging type to introverted, intuitive, feeling and perceiving type over the course of three decades. I attribute this shift to yoga and meditation. Like the dosha and kosha…

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Chapter 20 – India, Part 5

Chapter 20 India Part 5 Coimbatore is sometimes called the Manchester of the south for its textile manufacturing and engineering products. Many professional conferences are held here. It was a pleasant and easy going city without too many attractions for tourists. Most tourists may use it as a hub to go to the Ooty, Coonoor and other Nilgiri Hill stations that are part of the Western Ghats range. We traveled to the Karl Kubel Institute Foundation for Child and Family…

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Chapter 19 – India, Part 4

Chapter 19 India Part 4   The Ideal River Resort was the sister resort to the Ideal Beach Resort where we visited near Mahabalipuram. It was like a posh boutique resort on the Mexican Riviera but it was only $25 a night in 2003! I had my first private room. I went swimming and booked an Ayurvedic treatment. Ayurveda means the science of longevity or life. It is an ancient holistic health system originating in India. To learn about it…

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Chapter 18 – India, Part 3

Chapter 18 India Part 3 Driving in India can be a white knuckle and hair-raising experience. I was very thankful I did not drive during the six weeks. We had kind and skilled drivers for our van. I learned not to look when other vehicles would pass within inches of us. Otherwise, there was a lot to look at. We were in Tamil Nadu and the landscape varied from arid to lush and from sub-tropical to tropical. There were areas…

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