March 23. The big fire.
Fire in a Calcutta hotelOn the day we leave, a thick cloud of smoke colors the sky of Calcutta. Sadly, a short circuit has caused a big fire in the same building as where Flurrys is located, the grand café where we had treated ourselves to our morning day just hours ago. Given the seperatist ...
March 23. The big fire.
Fire in a Calcutta hotelOn the day we leave, a thick cloud of smoke colors the sky of Calcutta. Sadly, a short circuit has caused a big fire in the same building as where Flurrys is located, the grand café where we had treated ourselves to our morning day just hours ago. Given the seperatist ...
March 20-22. Calcutta. Mother Teresa.
Our hotel in Calcutta is quite comfortable. Unfortunately, our couchsurfer was not available so we couldn't discover the city from the inside as much as we would have liked to. Now we just walk around the old streets and drop by an Italian restaurant that serves delicious pizza. The place is owned by an Indian ...
March 19. Bhubaneswar.
We arrive in Bhubaneswar in the evening, and have some trouble getting to the guest house we have so cautiously looked up in the tourist guide. When a persistent rikshaw driver follows us too long, I step right in front of him and look him in the eyes, silently. Natural alpha-male behavior, and it makes ...
March 19. Bhubaneswar.
We arrive in Bhubaneswar in the evening, and have some trouble getting to the guest house we have so cautiously looked up in the tourist guide. When a persistent rikshaw driver follows us too long, I step right in front of him and look him in the eyes, silently. Natural alpha-male behavior, and it makes ...
March 18. Delicious Chennai.
The train to the north will leave at night, so we have time to see Chennai. The station offers a reliable luggage deposit service. An Autorikshaw takes us to the beach first, where we take a walk until we are hungry. A bus drops us at a shopping mall, and a lying rikshaw driver takes ...
March 18. Delicious Chennai.
The train to the north will leave at night, so we have time to see Chennai. The station offers a reliable luggage deposit service. An Autorikshaw takes us to the beach first, where we take a walk until we are hungry. A bus drops us at a shopping mall, and a lying rikshaw driver takes ...
March 17. Meditating?
Early morning I hike up the mountain. It takes me about ninety minutes from the backside of the temple complex to the peak of the sacred mountain. I walk up fast, carrying only one bottle of water I pick up at a stall adjacent to the temple. I offer this water to a local, but ...
March 14. Traveling is very personal.
Our driver has been sleeping in the car although we have told him to come on the roof and make himself feel at home. We just ask him to take us back to Tiruvannamalai, there are no complications. We haven't talked much to the Dutch owner of our guesthouse and his great dam project in ...