PAJAM & OPHELIA✈︎Travel couple 🌍 Traveling the world
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It's with heavy hearts that we once again are on our way to leave India. During the last 6 weeks we've seen new sides of this extraordinary country and we've gotten to know it and its people on a deeper level. The main reason for this is @pratishthaorg. We arrived hoping we could teach the kids something and that they would gain at least a little by our presence, but as always it was the other way around. They taught us. They taught us about love and happiness and about doing the best out of the life you're given. They taught us how to live. We've seen and experienced that the people with the biggest hearts are the ones with the thinnest wallet. The kids we've gotten to know are absolutely incredible. They have so much love to give. They spread so much happiness. There are so many hidden talents over at Pratishtha and I know that if the world is on their side, they will go far and they will make this world a far better place.
We're going deep today people...
The last few days in Manali we have seen quite a lot of tourist attractions with animals involved. Such as women walking around and carrying a rabbit offering people to take a picture with it for 25 cents or men standing with a Yak that doesn't have any space to move, offering you to sit on it for a pic.
This got us thinking... Why do humans so often use animals as entertainment? Why is it publicly accepted? Not just in India. Not just in 'less developed' countries. In the West. In Europe. In Sweden. People go to circuses, people go to zoos, people ride on horses just for the sake of it, people have birds locked in cages at home, they put fishes in aquariums etc. And for what? I doubt those animals have a better life than they would've if we just let them be and acknowledged them as living beings with feelings, like us.
Here's a sneak peak of our documentary! As soon as we've fixed the last details and managed to find good enough Internet connection to upload the full video, we will let you know.
It's funny how time can feel so different depending on the situation. 2 weeks usually passes in a second with nothing more to it. But these last 2,5 weeks we've filled our time with new experiences together with incredible people which made that relatively short time feel like a life time.