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Brief Interval - a guide on how to pack for a 2 year backpacking holiday

Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | Views [495] | Comments [1]

Some notes about “smart packing” for long term trips: My fashionable friend Faith (FFF), who is not only a great personal stylist but also a classy flight attendant with American Airlines, asked me to dedicate a section of the blog to smart packing.... Read more >

Photos: India - West Bengal - Darjeeling

Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | Photo Gallery

Tea plantations, altitude, steam trains, cold and peace, great zoo and plenty of mountains Himalaya style
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West Bengal - Darjeeling

Sunday, 3 Apr 2011 | Views [636]

Destination:   India – West Bengal – Darjeeling – what is clean, quiet, nice, cool and it’s in India? From Siliguri, we take a shared Jeep taxi to Darjeeling, with the driver plus 10 other passengers.   Uncomfortable but going up surely. The ... Read more >

Photos: India - Bihar - Bodh Gaya

Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | Photo Gallery

Place of the Lord Buddha's enlightenment
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Bihar - Bodh Gaya

Sunday, 27 Mar 2011 | Views [752]

Destination: India – Bihar – Bodh Gaya – lights please! “Our” conductor wakes us up just before we arrive in Gaya. From Gaya, we take a shared rickshaw (10 people) to Bodh Gaya, the town where The Buddha achieved enlightenment. Having said, ... Read more >

Photos: India - Uttar Pradesh - Varanasi

Saturday, 26 Mar 2011 | Photo Gallery

Holy, holy Ganges and the smell of burning flesh from the burning ghats
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Uttar Pradesh - Varanasi

Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | Views [1009]

Destination: India – Uttar Pradesh - Varanasi – It’s all about expectations… Ok, let’s be honest here, we were kind of dreading this trip to Varanasi. We’ve heard the most confronting things happen in this place. Dead bodies floating in the river, ... Read more >

Photos: India - Uttar Pradesh - Agra

Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | Photo Gallery

Taj Mahal & Red Fort
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Uttar Pradesh - Agra

Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | Views [801]

Destination:   India – Uttar Pradesh – Agra – of course you have to see the Taj Mahal! We take a midmorning train from Delhi to Agra. Nice, easy and quick ride. Get to Agra in the afternoon and checked into the Tourist Rest House. Kind of ... Read more >

Delhi - New Delhi

Sunday, 20 Mar 2011 | Views [411]

Destination:   India – Delhi - New Delhi – it’s shopping and eating heaven! We arrived in Delhi on a Saturday afternoon after a very nice and comfortable 5 hour bus ride. As I said before, they do exist, at least from Jaipur to Delhi. And ... Read more >

Photos: India - Rajasthan - Jaipur

Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | Photo Gallery

Rajasthan capital
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Rajasthan - Jaipur

Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | Views [1069]

Destination:   India – Rajasthan – Jaipur – Never wear your pants inside out! So, we leave Pushkar, for Jaipur to catch our overnight train to Amritsar. All nice, all well, all good. Our Taxi is an old white Ambassador, a bit of added old colonial ... Read more >

Photos: India - Rajasthan - Pushkar

Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | Photo Gallery

The Holy City
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Rajasthan - Pushkar

Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | Views [1023]

Pushkar – Cows, camels, monkeys, pigs, monkey-pig, dogs, squirrels, and their droppings We get to Pushkar in the afternoon, after a 2 hour taxi ride. The taxi driver takes us to a very nice hotel. We’re on a roll here, guys! TV, AC, nice staff, ... Read more >

Photos: India - Rajasthan - Jodhpur

Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | Photo Gallery

The Blue City - Mehrangarh Fort and Jawant Thada (Cenotaphs)
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Rajasthan - Jodhpur

Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | Views [1388]

Jodhpur – The city gets the blues! We take an overnight bus to Jodhpur. Again, it’s like being in Afghanistan or Iraq! The buses are awful. We don’t get it. We are in one of the hottest tourist circuits in India. Come on people, the tourists ... Read more >

Photos: India - Rajasthan - Kumbhalgarh Fort and Ranakpur Temple

Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | Photo Gallery

Amazing Fort and exquisite Jain Temple (on way from Udaipur to Jodhpur)
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Photos: India - Rajasthan - Udaipur

Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | Photo Gallery

The Pink City - City Palace, Lake Palace, Cenotaphs, Jagdish Temple
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Rajasthan - Udaipur & Kumbhalgarh Fort & Ranakpur Temple

Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | Views [2270]

Udaipur – (no, YOU die poor, Muahahahahaha!) - So many palaces, feeling like an old queen already! We leave Goa on March 2 nd , taxi to Margao, then 2AC (2 tier with AC) train to Kota Junction, 23 hours, nice (not). Then, a bus from hell, ... Read more >

Pondicherry and back to Goa

Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | Views [700]

Destination: India – Pondicherry – Hello baguette! We get up at 5am and take the train, cattle class again to Pondicherry, 3 hours, and then change trains for another hour. Pondy is still part of Tamil Nadu, however it’s a territory and it used ... Read more >

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