Well, I tried to send this as an emial, to every person on my contact list, but low and behold, I have no idea how to do this using yahoo.com  It seems Hotmail has it all figured out, just click on email everyone, but when I try it, it never works.  So, I am cutting and pasting and we'll all get through this okay, the light is at the end of the tunnel.  Here goes…
Well, this is my very first MASS -E-MAIL.  Ever.  I hope it works.  Then again, there's a part of me that hope it doesn't. 
OKay, well since, the Holiday Season just wrapped up and since I didn't have enough time to get back to everyone over the last couple of weeks, I must send this big hairy letter to all.
Yesterday was a big one.  Leaving Toronto for a quick stop over in Paris, which sucked,  quick note; don't go to Paris, if you have to, if you absolutely MUST then go and see the sights,  QUICKLY then go straight to Font.  After that, go straight to the south of France and then after that go to Spain, and NEVER EVER COME HOME.  Back to India, Lydia and I arrived into Bangalore, India around 2am.which by the way is the craziest place I have ever been to in my whole life, a world above and beyond anything I've seen previously. We got some sketchy rickshaw ride to a sketchy hotel and fell asleep to the sound of rats clawing at our door.  We are boarding a plane for Hampi in a few hours, but found a coffee shop slash internet cafe and so voila, here I am.
Lydia is here to study Yoga and I am here to watch her study yoga, and if there's any time left over, I'll probably do some boulder bounding.  Also, my friend Paul Bride will be tagging along for the second half, so if you don't hear from us for a while, we may be in jail.  So stoked for warm weather and a culture so unique that every new hour is a new adventure.  The color's are vibrant, the smell, somewhat nauseating, but hey, it's all part of the experience.  I think.
If I am behind on any major assignments or paper work or whatever, please contact me as I will have e-mail while over here, I will also be updating my website weekly at least and trying to submit a few juicy stories to Climbing Mag website.  Thanks for your patience and your understanding.
I love you all, and look forward to sharing a refreshing (preferably Canadian) brewsky upon our return.  If you'll be in the southern India area this winter, please drop a line, we'll hook and and find some trouble for sure.  I'll be the tall skinny white guy looking all bemused and whatnot.
Much love.
Sonnie Trotter
  • Suzanne

    After all you’ve said, I will stay well away from India – forever 🙂

  • Sonnie

    Now I feel bad, I wasn’t trying to keep people away from India, I was simply trying to tell it like it was, and that is what was. On the flip side of the coin, it is the most interesting place I’ve ever seen and the people here are very warm. Traveling here demands us to lay down our arms, no barriers, no expectations and no judgement. I feel like a kid again, learning so much every single day, exposing myself to a new way of being, a different way of being, a wonderful way. Here is to perpetual growth and expanding minds.

  • Suzanne

    Hey no worry Sonnie,

    I’ve long admired the Indian cultury, and one of the most intelligent I would say. Had friends who have been with all good things to say, one day I will; will drink bottled water though 😉 I hear Goa is a place to visit.

  • Suzanne

    I’d like to visit Nepal in the Himalayas too; another culture I am very fond of (The Ghurkas get my top respect).