Thursday, February 17, 2011

First foray into the "city"

The yoga shala at which I am practicing is located in Gokalum, which is a fairly wealthy suburb of Mysore (for you Houstonians, think West U/River Oaks). Mysore is the larger surrounding city.


Today I went with 3 other yogis (Jill, Beth and Kirsten) to Dasaprakash for a yummy lunch of thali.

2011 02 17 photo
Thali is a meal that includes small portions of rice, dal (lentils), chapatis (similar to tortillas), vegetables, curd (similar to yogurt) and a sweet.


The hotel/restaurant is located in downtown Mysore, a rickshaw ride away from Gokalum. Mysore proper is definitely more bustling and what I imagine to be more typical "India." Vendors were all around, selling anything you can imagine, from books to underwear and everything in between. Some were a bit aggressive, so being forceful with your "No!" is a must.


We stopped by Rashinkar after lunch to pick up some clothes one of the girls had made.


They stock many beautiful fabrics, scarves, etc. I looked but am not ready to buy just yet.

Tomorrow is a day off from yoga because of the full moon. A day of rest will be good for the body!

10 comments:

Melissa said...

I tend to not be very adventurous with food, but that sounds really yummy because it's all vegetarian!

I'm really loving all of these pictures and hearing how your days are going!

Ena said...

Oh these pictures look so "India" to me! The street looks so lively and that plate looks so yummy. Take a good rest tomorrow!

*Ena*

Cynthia said...

The funny thing is, that street looks pretty tame and uncrowded relative to what I remember -- walking/traveling on the main streets in Pune was like being in a crowd scene at every hour of the day. When I got back to Wisconsin it kind of blew my mind how empty and people-free the streets were.

tingaling said...

Yay - a foray into the city! Fun stuff. I can't wait until you find some beautiful textiles and crafting bits for me! But you are right to wait - you have weeks to shop around :-)

Megan Mae said...

Ohh all the gorgeous fabrics! The food looks (and sounds) delicious. It sounds like you're having such a great time.

LyddieGal said...

The city sounds exciting, and your lunch sounds quite tasty. Enjoy your day off!

Chic on the Cheap

20 York Street said...

I love trying new food, new everything! You seem to be having a lot of fun in India and really get so much out of your practice!

namaste

besos,

ML

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20 York Street said...

I love trying new food, new everything! You seem to be having a lot of fun in India and really get so much out of your practice!

namaste

besos,

ML

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KimbraSue said...

Great pics! Sounds like an exciting day.

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

so lovely. x hivennn