The Archives of Traveling India—2010-2011

I flew to India on my 3rd year anniversary of travels after traveling from Egypt to Northern Europe.

India has a long tradition of donating riches to their deities, a practise continued through ages. History is replete with instances where invaders came looking for the treasures stashed inside temples. The temples in India are abundantly rich with possessions that it is still not possible to record and value all of their assets. Take Continue Reading ...

India is a land of rich cultural history. Many forts or historical castles were built all over the country under the rule of the Rajputs and the Mughals. Stepping into these forts gives a strange feeling as if the observer is being transported back in time, and any minute now a host of queens will Continue Reading ...

spiritual headquarters Varanasi

Spirituality fills your soul when you hear or think about Varanasi. This sacred land, blessed by the holy waters of the great Ganges is indeed a spiritual headquarter for our country but there are also other places to be seen, foods to be eaten, nature to be appreciated and moreover, there is lots of fun Continue Reading ...

Enjoy indian food while traveling india

Indian cuisine is made up of hundreds of regional cuisines which can be traced back thousands of years. The dishes consist, primarily, of spices, herbs, lentils, rice, bread, potatoes, and vegetables. Hindu beliefs have played a large role in the formation of Indian cuisine, as well as the influence of other cultures that have come Continue Reading ...

The river spree in Berlin Germany

The Departure out of India proved to be pleasant because gradually I became very tired of the ultra-loud, dusty, and dirty streets of India. Sorry to say, but India is a garbage dump. The clean and quite infrastructure of Berlin is a welcoming site compared to dirty and smelly India. And, after being in India Continue Reading ...

calcutta site seeing

My last stop in India is the Capitol City of New Delhi. Within each city of Bombay, Calcutta, and Delhi resides a tourist/backpacker area—I consider these areas as backpacker ghettos. Any city you choose to initially fly into will most likely be the city you dislike the most. Many travel bloggers write negatively about Delhi Continue Reading ...

Sasaram india

Traveling India proves to be challenging for many travelers. There are several dynamics you will want to consider in preparation before you set out on your adventure. All Budget and Mid-Range Hotels have Hard Beds. This entire country uses florescent lighting. All buildings are made from Cement with odd bright color paint. The Food is Continue Reading ...

the river in varanasi

During my stay in Varanasi the nicest person I met is a guy named Sanjay that offers massages. Early in my stay, I was down at the Main Ghat and many guys offer massages, haircuts, and shaves, the person I first met talked me into getting a massage right on the Ghat, and his massage Continue Reading ...

tibet prayer flags in Sikkim

I will be departing soon from Varanasi and India itself. Most of you know I will be heading to Berlin for about 5 weeks. Then I decided to camp out in Macedonia. The last time I only stayed two weeks in Macedonia. Orchid is very cheap, beautiful, and excellent food; I might also visit Bulgaria Continue Reading ...

acidy indian food

When a person visits India you should experience that many people are very nice and hospitable if you are traveling the non-touristy areas. At first you may experience their hospitality as genuine, however, here in India and all over the world, most people are concerned about themselves. India is a shame based culture. Everyone is Continue Reading ...

coconuts in India

All over India you can find Coconuts. Everyplace there are carts filled with coconuts that chop off the top of the coconut and serve fresh healthy Coconut Water. Most servers also will carve out the coconut pulp that may satisfy the appetite. While people prefer different flavors of coconut water, generally a green coconut with Continue Reading ...

locking valuables in india

Traveling India and other "developing countries" may increase an alertness that requires extra security for valuables such as your laptop computer and cell phone. Here in India most hotel doors have outside locks such as the picture above. Carrying a Master combination lock while traveling I find essential; master combination locks are reliable and proven Continue Reading ...

The Varanasi puja on the Ganga River

Varanasi is the oldest continuously inhabited city in India and is home to more than 1.3 million people who crowd its narrow streets. The charming chaos on the streets of Varanasi create a flare of cultural atmosphere. Here, you will share the street with bicycles, rickshaws, three-wheel autos, cars, people attending funeral cermonies, cows, pigs Continue Reading ...

transportation in Varanasi India

I bought a new cycle today. I cannot deal with the rickshaws or three wheel autos having to bargain all the time. So I decided to buy a new bike for my transportation needs. It's is a little tricky driving on the left-side of the road, but I will get use to the concept. The Continue Reading ...

rented room in varanasi india

Today I am Varanasi and will be for the next month or longer renting a flat. This situation materialized through meeting Mona in Slovakia during breakfast at a hostel. I stayed with her family (husband and kids) for about five days in Hyderabad. I inquired about a flat or personal space to rent and Mona Continue Reading ...

gangtok the city of sikkim, india’s disputed state of sikkim

Last Monday I pushed off from Darjeeling to Gangtok in Sikkim in a shared jeep. The journey was the most difficult jaunt I have experienced in the last three years. One of the most difficult journeys was from Mostar to Jajce in Bosnia—after five minutes in the bus I started sweating and feeling nauseous. A Continue Reading ...

darjeeling, himalayan backdrop picture

The charming town of Darjeeling is the prime attraction within the hills of West Bengal. Surrounded by tea plantations that produce the famous Darjeeling Black Tea, and a spectacular view of the majestic mountain backdrop of Khangchendzonga—Darjeeling is not your average Indian town. As you travel north from Calcutta the facial features of the locals Continue Reading ...

India Sun temple at konark. eastern coast of puri

The Sun Temple at Konark in the State of Orissa is one of India's signature archeological landmarks and an Unesco Heritage Site. Most people visit the sun temple on a day trip from Puri or Bhubaneswar. Constructed during the mid-13th century to celebrate a military victory over the Muslims, the sun temple experienced continual usage Continue Reading ...

the rickshaw transportation in India

Around certain parts of India there human powered "Rickshaws". These guys are a slight head-rush. In Puri there are all pedal-cycle style. In Calcutta there are many rickshaws but no pedal-cycle, they human power the cart with their legs. These guys are the lower class of society and are more than willing to rip you Continue Reading ...

Puri India, Puri the holy city of india

All last week I decided to nest here in Puri which is a pilgrimage area for several different types of individuals who are seeking the external form of spirituality. This last week consisted of rain and cool temperatures that I greeted enthusiastically; a change in the weather always adds to good health. Hindu pilgrims make Continue Reading ...