Susan Jagannath's Blog
October 20, 2020
Of Caminos, Trees and Bots and finding the light in them all today.
What the Bot!
For me to keep in touch and spend less time marketing and more time writing, I tried to find a Virtual Assistant. Alas I was unsuccessful...
October 12, 2020
It’s time to load up adventures on your Kindle or ereader
Today October 13, is the start of Amazon Prime day.
So, I’ve discounted my books to 99c, 99 Rs, or 99p across the Amazon stores. This is the chance for you to grab the books, or any books that you may have missed reading.
Do you know that all the books come with lots of bonuses like:
The Camino Ingles has lots of one-page printouts with details of acco...
October 11, 2020
Why is the Sacred Lotus blooming out of season?
This years diminished tourist season might have kept the tourists, pilgrims and trekkers out, but that did not stop the flowers from blooming, and keeping on blooming late in the year. It made me think – what good things come Covid times, what surprises have you have in the year of the Covid?
Last year at this time, we were all gearing up for the start of the ‘twenti...
August 17, 2020
The intrepid owner of Cafe Buransh in Sari village gives this account of reaching Sari Village from Kerala in August. This makes a succinct how-to of all the requirements to travel to Uttarakhand from within India.However, requirements change all the time, so please check before you plan to go.
How to get from Kerala to Uttarakhand
Here are the details as recounted by Rajani Muralidharan.
1) Get an RTPCR test done 72...
August 13, 2020
13th August 997 was a deadly day for Santiago de Compostela. On that day, the bells of Santiago were ripped out of the burnt and destroyed Cathedral and carted on over 800 kms on the backs of Christian prisoners to the Cordoba moque by Al mansur, who yearly attacked Christian towns and villages, razing the cathedrals, destroying the towns and enslaving the population. The bells and the doors of the cathedral were in...
August 9, 2020
8th August 2019 – An excerpt from the book
Secrets that you discover when sauntering -when you need a holiday within a holiday – battling with a altitude sickness I decide to stay back in Ghangaria, and wander all around the village, discovering exciting things from the edges of the adventure.
I created the audio using “Polly”, an AI tool from Amazon. Let me know if you like the voice. This one is created directl...
August 6, 2020
6th August 2019 – Audio Snippet
“Is there any region of the Himalayas, or even of the world, to excel this region in beauty and grandeur? Where else are there to be found such narrow and precipitous valleys and gorges, such serene vistas of alp, forest, snow-field and peak? – Frank Smythe
I answered Frank Smythe’s question in my book – with a no!
Listen to the video – I created the audio using “Polly”, an AI to...
6th August 2019 – Dream Fulfilled
“How many decades will there be before the Indian woman is emancipated from the mental, moral and physical slavery she has endured for countless generations?” -Frank Smythe
I answered Frank Smythe’s question – two generations. In 1937, when he wrote this book, my mother was a scrawny ten-year-old in a small town far in the south called Podanur, and on the trek, I stood in the exact...
July 30, 2020
Celebrate the trekkaversary of our HImalayan adventure today! It’s exactly one year, since we set off from Brisbane, on our way to India.
We went via Kuala Lumpur, where I lost my notebook – the scribbling type, not electronic – Delhi, and Dehra Dun. Just 24 hours to get to the start of the adventure.
When we have no idea of when we can travel next – its time to do a Wordsworth and let the me...
July 22, 2020
The Camino Ingles is a medieval era pilgrimage trail in Galicia in Northern Spain. It is quieter, shorter and less popular than the epic Camino Frances, but it has a unique beauty and is not without challenges. In the time of the virus it has the advantage of being completely in one province, Galicia. Galicia exited the most stringent features of the lockdown in mid-June as opposed to 1st July like the rest of Spain. This post has bee...