Page 2: Mexico, Reporter's Journal. July 2004

Reporter's Journal

Visits to Sri Chaitanya Saraswat centers throughout Mexico

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by Swami B.K. Giri

On the tarmac; a dreary, rainy day in Seoul.


Water, juices, coffee, tea, rolls and granola bars but no maha prasada.


A good time to check our own supplies. 5.5 liters of water; check, health food; check, Barley Green and powdered carrot juice; check and check, Cold & Flu remedy; check.


Man does not live by bread alone. More water, powdered greens, cashews, almonds, trail mix and, well of course, some milk chocolate and a spoon. That should do it. "In the unlikely event we should have to alight on water," we should be able to manage for a few weeks or so in the life raft.


The business end of the lounge is nicely organized. Almost every seat has an electrical outlet and ethernet connection nearby for accessing the internet. Sending an e-mail message to His Divine Grace via Jamuna Priya Devi was made even easier with the wireless network accessed via our "Airport" card.


OK, back to the real business at hand, on to LA.


No, I'm not trying to rub it in, this just turns out to be one of my better photos.


Huge parking lots, casino (upper right), horse racing track and green, green grass. Could this be LA?


The horizon fades into smog as cars stopped on a giant freeway wait to move the next few feet. The "Herbalife" building (bottom right) holds out the promise of a long and healthy life. Yes, I'd say this could be Los Angeles, CA. ("If I could just get off of this LA freeway without getting killed or caught...")


A welcome sight. His Holiness Sripad Bhakti Chandan Parvat Maharaj favors me with his association, sweet disposition and a ride to Sriman Jaganath Swami's house.

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Dateline- 5/10/04, San Diego