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Monthly Archives / December 2013

McLeod Ganj, India

“India? Are you sure?” This was our feeling when we got to McLeod Ganj. This city, located at the north of the country and the foot of the Himalayas mountains, is a little village that became the official headquarters of the Tibetan Government since its exile from China in 1960. This means that the city […]

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Rishikesh, India

Rishikesh, the yoga capital of the world. Became very popular around the 60’s, when The Beatles were here and, after a few weeks, came back to England with nothing less than the White Album. Who doesn’t want a catharsis like that, right? Since then, hordes of tourists came, and never stopped. Unfortunately. Today, almost 50 […]

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Rajasthan, India

Rajasthan is probably India’s most famous region. Gentlemen with long white beards wearing turbans, women with their beautiful and colorful veils (called saris), cows wandering around among cars, motorcycles and lots of people – some of the most known images of India are nothing more than the most common sights in Rajasthan. All of that, […]

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Diwali, Festival of Lights

Diwali, Festival of Lights, is celebrated all over India on the first day of the Hindu month Kartika – what for us means a date between October and November (in 2013 was on 11/03). The motive is religious: they celebrate the victory of good above evil, and the candles and lights are there to enlighten […]

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Change of plans!

Change of plans! After our one month experience in India we decided to leave Varanasi and Kathmandu for a next trip and come to Bali instead! To check our updated itinerary, just click here. Oh! We still have many pictures from India to show you guys, soon they’ll be here. 🙂

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