Southeast-Asia was the first destination on our year-off. In the 3 and a half months of the first stage of our travels we have been to Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bali (Indonesia) and Singapore. Beautiful temples, sunshine, the contrast of abundant nature and drought, excellent food, marvelous beaches and (most of the time) very affordable prices characterized our trip.
We returned to Asia once more, to spend a good month in India. This country is a potpourri of colors, scents and shapes, full of amazing forts, temples and palaces. Vivid villages, bustling cities and beautiful landscapes.
It is almost impossible to transmit all the beauty we have encountered on our India trip. In this post we tried to collect the highlights of the 2nd part of our tour with a selection of the best photos we shot. We have visited picturesque forts, temples and palaces, bustling cities, beautiful landscapes, met nice people and saw the king of the Jungles, the tiger. Another try to seduce you to see India for yourself… Read more →
On our 3-week tour through Rajasthan, the Golden Triangle and some other cities in India we have seen amazing forts, temples and palaces, vivid villages and cities, beautiful landscapes, kind people and holy and less holy animals. Out of this potpourri of colors and shapes we have made a photo-selection about the first part of our trip through this world. And maybe we can seduce you to see it for yourself… Read more →
This time we collected some specialties we faced in India which we thought would be interesting for you. Although there are several topics which would fit into this article, we chose the 3 which we found most fascinating.Read more →
The Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. It is a white marble mausoleum, built in Agra in the 17th century by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The building is an outstanding piece of Muslim art in India. Read more →
In the cities of Rajasthan the music is always playing. Sometimes you hear the loud music accompanying wedding ceremonies and processions. Other times men sitting on the pavement or small stools play their traditional instruments. Read more →
One of our favorite cities in India so far is Udaipur in Rajasthan. We spent a very enriching day in the city, strolling around the lakes and the old town. We got absorbed in the tumult of the markets and enjoyed the beauty of the City Palace. The next day we made a day-trip to the nearby Ranakpur, contemplating the artistic marble decorations of the most stunning Jain temple.Read more →
In the first days of our Rajasthan tour we have been visiting several havelis. These are impressive mansions mainly from the 19th century, which are among the most important non-religious architectural landmarks of Rajasthan. Adorned by murals, beautiful artwork and paintings, the havelis were designed to reflect the prosperity of the owner.Read more →
Those who follow our journey know how we like to travel. Buy a flight ticket, have a rough idea what we want to see at the destination, eventually book a rental car, take off and everything else will evolve on the way. This is how we started to plan our India trip as well – but soon we found out this is not how it works.Read more →