30~31 Dec 2019
The flight was actually better than I'd though. KLM offered very good service. Olivia and I didn't get the seats next to each other so in Amsterdam we asked at the boarding gate. And they put us in the economy comfort seats which were way better than normal economy. It was so nice!! Next to us, there was a Dutch lady also going to Mysore to study with Sharath Jois. It was interesting. We chatted a bit. I 'tried' to watch 3 movies and we landed in Bangalore. I was very impressed. It was super well organised and looked modern. So different from the Chennai airport I experienced 9 years ago!
When we arrived, taxi drivers were waiting for us and it took 3 hours to get to our place. It was 4:30 in the morning. We got a room each just to sleep and were told the room would be changed. As it is located on the big road it was so noisy..... The facilities were all good but just noisy. Oh well.. though I had a very good sleep. I woke up around 7:30am and got ready. And I took some photos from the roof top.
The typical views of Mysore.
Olivia and I decided to walk around and we went to the old shala first. We took some photos and were told we can visit inside the shala on Sunday. We went to Agni cafe, changed money and had our first breakfast there. Papaya juice was very 'Indianised' (haha) but the dosa with peanut chutney was really delicious. Wifi is also super fast here so we spend some time. And we just walked around more and got sim cards. It was interesting to just bump into some of the famous yoga teachers ;-)