Cities

The Doctor Fish

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Arriving in Bangkok is like being in retreat wonderland. Massages, facials, pedicures, manicures, hair extensions - anything to make you more relaxed and more beautiful. While i plan to give myself the full package on my last day here next week, I could not resist but try out this "spa fish" treatment. I admit, I did it for the novelty factor, rather than th[...]

Smiling in the land of smiles

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Guess where I am!? Bangkok!! There sure are no bacardi breezers in India. One has to consider himself lucky to come across a bar and when you do, be sure that it closes at 10. Not such in Thailand, oh no. Any old budget hotel goes restaurant accommodation will often sport a full bar and dish up anything from beer to fancy cocktails - a heaven sent. I[...]

Kolkata impressions

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To be totally honest I didn't like Kolkata too much. It was polluted, had an impossible overload of cars on the street and the offer of stuff to do was pretty poor, I thought. Either way I thought I'd upload a few snaps I took walking around the city.

Amritsar - a different world inside a temple

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Amritsar came to me like eyesight to the blind. At one point during my traveling years I decided that I was not interested in temples, museums and sights in general and I regularly skipped those pages of my travel guide in favor of markets, neighborhoods and cafes which is what I enjoy and consider a better testimony of a culture as it exists in the present[...]

Delhi digs

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India's capitol city is also its most cosmopolitan. people here are pretty relaxed compared to other parts of the country, and even hustlers hustle with a wink of an eye. 1. shopping galore - Delhi's main bazaar in Paharganj has a huge variety of clothes, bags, jewelery, and endless amounts of stuff that make for fabulous souvenirs for your friends back [...]

Shouting and shopping in Mumbai

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It's Wednesday, 8pm in Mumbai. Leaving Berlin went so smoothly that I should have guessed my arrival in Mumbai would be rough. And it was. All the traveling has made me a little cocky because for the first time ever I did not check the "getting to and from the airport" in my guidebook, because if I had, I would have known that rickshaws are not allowe[...]