A Palace, a Temple, A Garden, and An Island on Lake Pichola were all part of yesterday’s highlight visits in Udaipur. The air here is clean. I keep mentioning that because the air was not clean in Delhi. Never take your clean air for granted. The mornings are crisp. The daytime temperatures warm and comfortable. […]

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Colorful Jodhpur — FranGallo’s Blog

The day started with sunrise yoga. We are in the high desert, so the mornings are cool and the daytime temperatures comfortably warm and sunny with no humidity. This morning, as we did yoga, a peacock landed nearby, flocks of crows flew overhead, as did parrots. Last night, we did yoga to the sound of […]

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Visiting Kerala for PanchKarma treatment — Blissful Living

We went for a 3-week Ayurvedic Panchkarma (PK) treatment at Sri Subramanya Ayurvedic Hospital (ssanh.com) in Calicut in Kerala. At the end of the treatment, we felt lighter, healthier, and my skin felt baby-soft. My wife Neerja saw improvement in her sleep and BP. Panchkarma treatments included oil massages and detoxes, and also herbal potions […]

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What to Know when you visit Vienna

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All the things you should know before you vist Vienna

Vienna is a really boring city if you only see the surface tourist attractions. I should know, I used to think it was utterly pointless to visit back in 2012. It was pretty, sure, but boring compared to the buzz of Berlin’s nightlife,…

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Losing it Like the Europeans


Ayurveda is the folk medicine of India; a holistic approach based in traditional wisdom. The idea has captivated me for years. We are made up of three doshas; Vata, Kapha and Pitta. If they are out of alignment we are prone to dis-ease. I was looking for balance when I began searching for a reprieve from my every day. Especially since my everyday was no longer; I was facing big changes in my life. The end of an era and a realignment of sorts. I was looking for my new normal and wanted to be sure I had the right tools to find it.


A retreat was in order, but I was interested in balance rather than a total revolution. A loving and nurturing plan to a healthier life. It was between two places; Sonnhof in Hinterthiersee, Austria or Parkschloesschen in Traben-Trarbach, Germany. Both were between one to two hours…

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The Most Important Part of Meditation No One Talks About

Who isn’t talking about meditation these days? People in every corner of the globe are realizing its benefits. Naturally, when any ancient practice gains wide popularity, it becomes accessible in a vacuum. Most learn bits and pieces of sacred knowledge without proper context. The meaning and purpose behind it eventually lose significance. Sometimes, the application…

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Where to live in Vienna. Your epic guide to Vienna’s Districts

Austrian Adaptation Where to live in Vienna – it’s the question most arriving expats and immigrants ask themselves. I’ve had a stack of emails & messages through from readers recently asking which district in Vienna is best for families or couples, what the 7th district is really like to live in and of course, where…

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