After Amritsar, Michael and I decided to travel to Jaipur as it was described as one of the most beautiful towns in northern India.
At the station, we were not the only travelers but most likely the ones, who were cornered the most by the pesky taxi and tuk tuk drivers who wanted to take us to our destination. But we were prepared this time! Continue reading “Amber Fort and the chef”
After discovering Delhi and our first steps in India, we were heading to Amritsar, the religious capital and the most important place of pilgrimage of the Sikh.
We have read about the golden temple before and were amazed by the pictures we saw, so we decided, that this is a place on our must see list for India. Continue reading “Golden Temple and the border guards”
After discovering most of the famous landmarks of Delhi, we still had one on our list: the Red Fort. On the way there, we began to understand, that everything, we saw until now, was the privileged upper class part of Delhi and we are now about to enter the real world. On the way there, some of the prejudices you hear about India were confirmed, when we saw extremely poor people on the streets, children digging in trash, beggars with open wounds, etc. Once we arrived at the fort, we were faced with hundreds of rickshaws, tuk tuk and thousands of people for whom we looked like total aliens. Continue reading “The Red Fort and politics for breakfast”
After a sleepless night, we left the plane and there it was again – this typical smell you’ll have in your nose as soon as you arrive in Asia, a mixture of smog, food prepared on the street, exhaust fumes and burned trash… the smell of vacations 😀
Our first adventure was to withdraw cash from the ATM. As we didn’t have a local sim card and the airport in Delhi didn’t offer WIFI, we were unprepared (again). Continue reading “The smell of burned trash and a glimpse of Taj Mahal”
we had a couple eventful days and didn’t get to post new stories, but we promise to deliver all of them in the next days – here’s our second day, enjoy!
We were really looking forward to our stop-over in Istanbul, as we didn’t plan to visit any tourist attractions and planned this as a pure relaxation stop. After all the stress at the airport and the miracle of Oslo, we were even more ready for some treatments. First of all we overslept breakfast in our hotel because our phones were showing the wrong local time but also because we really needed that extra hour of sleep. This lead us to a delicious small patisserie just around the corner from our hotel, where we had a Turkish breakfast with fresh orange juice, veggies, eggs and a really nice cake. Continue reading “The man-spa experience”