Category archives: India

6 reasons to put Pushkar on your bucket list

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I recently traveled India for the first time and because it is such a huge and overwhelming country, I asked a friend, who had lived in Delhi for two years, for advice on how she would go about doing it right for the first time. She gave me great advice, some of which I bundled here in one of my other India posts, but one recommendations that stood out was t[...]

See the Golden Triangle – Travelettes Style

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India had been on my radar for such a long time, that in my imagination it had to be on everybody's ultimate bucket list. I thought it would be overrun by travelers from all over the world and I thought it would be super touristy all the way through. Oh, what a mistake. When I recently went there for a rather spontaneous girlfriend getaway with my oldest an[...]

How to get the most out of your first time in India

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Going to India for the first time was incredibly intimidating to me. India is a country that polarizes and it seems nobody can leave without a strong opinion. It was my first time to the Asian continent and my friends who had already been to India were divided into lovers and haters. While some swooned about the vibrant colors, the delicious veggie food and [...]

The ultimate Travelettes Packing List for India

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Before my recent 10-day trip to India there were a lot of questions to be asked. Why would you go there? Is it safe? Why are you taking that risk? - those were the questions my mum was asking. Which vaccinations should I get? How to avoid biting monkeys? What will I eat that is not too spicy? - that would be my best friend, who was going to join me. And fina[...]

22 Things to do in Mumbai

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Mumbai is the Indian city of dreams. It is home to the glittery theatre and film industry, financial centre of one of th world's strongest growing economies, and on top of all that fashion capital of India. It is as diverse as its people - the richest man of the country lives here, and the area Dharavi is the biggest slum of all Asia. You will start noticing[...]

A house on the water - through the backwaters of Kerala, India

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With jet black hair that defies her age slicked back in a tight bun, the woman wrapped in a midnight blue sari, caked in dirt smacks her lips over her gums. Pointing curiously to the beedi I’m holding, she takes it in her skeletal hands and carefully inspects it, pulling it close to her piercing black eyes. As the familiarity of the Indian cigarette s[...]

Hindi for beginners

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India is anything but boring. And somehow I ended up doing everything my guidebook told me to avoid. I reveled in the unhygienic and spicy food from the gar kitchens, was bamboozled by hordes of hawkers and made a contribution to some terrifically earsplitting traffic chaos. I`m thirsty, sweaty and excited as I take my place in a queue of Indians. 40 degr[...]

India - Streetlife

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Visiting India, there was so much to see, smell, sense and naturally there was a photo to be taken at every possible corner. The most fascinating thing to photograph was everyday life, which istotally different to where i am from. Life here, is mostly being lived out on the streets. As temperatures are hot and air conditioners are expensive, staying inside i[...]

India - the temple of the Sikh

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My trip to India -one of the most exciting things I did in my life so far. I will give you a few insights on all the places I've visited and all the things I got to know. First stop: The temple of the Sikh. Sikh is a religious schism of the Hindu Belief. Translated directly, it means follower of the Guru Nanak, who is one of the 10 Gurus, the Sikh belief [...]