Today was a packed day with hiking, shopping and food (of course.)
In the morning we went to the Gurdwara to witness the bhog of the Akhand Paath, bhog may refer to any number of situations having to do with completion, pleasurable gratification or sensual enjoyment. In Sikhism bhog may refer to the blessing or offering of food. Bhog also refers to the sublime pleasure enjoyed upon the ceremonial completion of an Akhand Paath, the continuous unbroken reading of Guru Granth Sahib, Sikhism’s holy scripture and everlasting Guru.
Afterwards we came home, I had an annoying email issue, which I resolved. Turns out a application I had installed was blocking all outgoing emails!!
At 11am we have a Hollywood Hike booked with LA active adventures:
Hollywood Sign Adventure-
Tour Length: 1 hour
Pick-Up: 1700 N McCadden Pl Hollywood, CA 90028 Living Social voucher holders please follow directions sent via email.
Season: Year round
Activities: Hiking, architecture, nature viewing, city views.
Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous! Difficulty 4 out of 5.
Tour Cost: $50 per Adventurer
Number of Adventurers: 2-6
Without going into too much detail and spoiling it for you! This walk is off the beaten track and worth doing. Hargobind knows his history and you may even see somebody famous, we saw Moby.
Also found out that LA is made in India!!
This house has just recently completed build.
Afterwards, Hargobind, Sangeet and I went to a vegetarian Thai Restaurant:
Thai Vegetarian Kitchen
7168 Melrose Ave
+1 323 857 1882
Some dishes have egg and some dishes can be made gluten free.
I would definitely recommend the hot wings, absolutely awesome!!
Afterwards we had to try some ice cream so went to Scoops:
712 North Heliotrope Drive,
+ 1 (323) 906-2649
Afterwards we went shopping on Larchmont and then the customary trip to Babycakes!
After all this food we needed a walk to burn it off! So we went shopping at The Grove!
The Grove is a retail and entertainment complex in Los Angeles, California, built, owned, and operated by Rick J. Caruso and his company Caruso Affiliated on parts of the historical Farmers Market.
Today we had another great relaxing day. Sadhana was attended by us both……sorry about being vague, as I was asleep during the whole thing!! Well they say attending even if you are asleep still gives you 80% percent of the benefit!! Please note it does not mean that when I teach a class I expect you all to be asleep!!
Afterwards we came home and I went for a walk around the neighbourhood with Harkirat Singh, he told me about how he came from India overland via Pakistan, Afghanistan….travelling overland then to England and setup a business with very little money, he is a fantastic guy and so devoted to Sikhi, Harkirat Singh and Simran Sat Sangeet Kaur do a lot of seva for the community and the Gurdwara. It was great to walk and talk.
Once we got home Sangeet and I went to the Gurdwara and then to Cafe Gratitude, a fantastic vegan restaurant on Larchmont.
639 Larchmont Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004
I AM OPEN Juice bar and breakfast 8am – 11am
Lunch and Dinner 10am – 10pm
Tel: + 1 323 580 6383
Afterwards we did the usual laundry run, we dropped it off and then went back to the Gurdwara. The peace and tranquility you experience in Gurdwara is amazing!
In the evening, Hatkirat Singh, Simran Sat Sangeet Kaur, Hargobind Singh, Gurmukh Singh, Sangeet and I went to Vegan Glory, it was great to have good food and great conversation.
Hargobind mentioned that the Space Shuttle Endeavour will be escorted from Los Angeles Airport to the science museum, this will be sometime during the night.
After the meal we came home chatted and then Hargobind and I headed towards LAX. We waited until 3am!! Then we saw the shuttle in the distance, as we had got there early we had very good viewing spots.
Hargobind runs LA Active Adventures his site is www.laactiveadventures.com:
“Los Angeles Tours and Sightseeing by LA Active Adventures
Welcome to LA Active Adventures, a unique Los Angeles tour company that organizes unique sightseeing experiences! Our Los Angeles sightseeing tours are not your typical “sit and see the sights from a bus window” tour. At LA Active Adventures we get you out exploring and interacting with the sights … you might even get your feet wet!
When visiting a city as large as Los Angeles it is impossible to see everything in a limited time span and as a tourist you may be missing out on many of the unique sights and features which define the LA personality. So, after you have seen the amusement parks and Hollywood Studio Tours, come on an Active Adventure with LA Active Adventures and let us show you some of our city’s rarely seen natural beauty and a few of it’s hidden treasures.
We provide transportation in our comfortable and safe crossover, the Taurus X, and most tours include snacks and beverages as well. You’ll feel like you’re getting a tour of Los Angeles from a close friend. Whether you choose the Hidden Treasures, Beach Adventure, or create your own adventure LA Active Adventures guarantees you a Los Angeles sightseeing tour like no other.
Our tours are great for first time visitors, frequent visitors, as well as locals! Read on to see what makes us so different! “
Hi, thanks for visiting my blog, feel free and have a look around.Here is a bit about me, as you may or may not have guessed my name is Mandeep,I work to travel as opposed to work to pay bills and die!Every trip for me is an adventure, I have been very fortunate to stumble across amazing places and meet awesome people along the way.
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