Articles By: Emily Morus-Jones
As you may have gathered from my previous article on hippies in Arambol, when I first encountered an organisation called ‘Balanced View,’ I didn’t like them. I still don’t like them to be honest. However, as I set to work on an article about the pitfalls of atheism I realised that there was a contradiction afoot that I must now address
Upon commencing this article I originally planned to entitle it “101 top tips for travel in India.” Then I realised that not only was that title about as catchy as a psychotic eel drenched in butter (the title I eventually decided to run with being clearly far superior), but if I dedicated the next year of my life to dreaming up useful advice I’d probably only make it to about twenty three.
On paper I should love Arambol. I mean really love it. There is an abundance of art and music, a multiplex of workshops in different disciplines ranging from ‘Indian Cooking’ to ‘Tantric Meditation’, a vibrant and eclectic music scene and, being a stone’s throw away from neighbouring party beach Anjuna or the uber-chilled out Querim, theoretically, there is really nothing to not like
To try to surmise the Kumbh Mela in a short article is both impossible and unfair – there simply is not enough space. With that in mind I will keep it simple.
For my ever-so-slightly neurotic mother, Sri Lanka was a place, incidentally identical to the rest of Asia, comprised of a dynamic mix of poverty, disease, tsunamis, war, poor sanitation, wild animals, and barbaric, dangerous men….a perfect destination for rapid weight loss followed by rape, malaria, and my eventual death