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SACH PASS

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TANDI AND UDAIPUR At Keylong we turn to Tandi and thence to Udaipur. The road is reasonable and we come through a very rural area, which extends into an ever-narrowing gap. As a Dutchman, you would get claustrophobia.The people there…

SACH LA PAS

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TANDI AND UDAIPUR At Keylong we turn to Tandi and thence to Udaipur. The road is reasonable and we come through a very rural area, which extends into an ever-narrowing gap. As a Dutchman, you would get claustrophobia.The people there…

Overstroming Kashmir

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LEH CONTROLES Regelmatig worden we gecontroleerd op paspoort, visa, autopapieren en het overbekende waar ga je heen, waar kom je vandaan? From here to there, zoals we in Afrika veel invulden, lukt hier niet. Maar met name Ronald wordt er…

SPITI VALLEY

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VAN MANALI NAAR SPITI VALLEY Alweer worden we uitgenodigd voor een paar overnachtingen, dit keer in een hotel/kasteel in Manali. We krijgen een topkamer voor een sterk gereduceerde prijs, maar zo langzamerhand wordt het tijd weer te gaan kamperen, want…

Northern India Offroad Club

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I’ll never drive it again Als ik een oproep plaats om het adres van een goede tandarts in India, weten we niet wat we meemaken. De leden van de Noord-Indiase Offroad Club laten in grote getale van zich horen. We…

India on my Mind

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I dream of travel. My nights are spent luxuriating on the beach in Mexico, eating my weight in SE Asian street noodles, being awoken long before dawn by the roar of an African lion. Sometimes my dreams aren’t quite as…

NEPAL

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TERUG IN INDIAWe zijn koud de poort van Bhutan uit en zijn onmiddellijk in een totaal ander land. Een aanslag op al onze zintuigen: chaos, een kakofonie van geluiden, krakkemikkige winkeltjes met onduidelijke waren en uiteraard de warboel van…

Embracing Serendipity

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I sat in the rickshaw, trying to think of anything cool, sweating profusely in the mid-afternoon heat of Southern India. Jim was in yet another seedy hotel, searching for an acceptable room, a dismal possibility, even according to Lonely Planet.…

NOORD-OOST INDIA

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Een gedeelte van India, dat er als het ware een beetje bijhangt. Hier komen eigenlijk nooit westerlingen. Een enkeling die vanuit Myanmar komt, zoals wij. Bij de grensplaats Moreh is het een zoekplaatje: als we eindelijk de immigratie-officier gevonden hebben,…

My Fascination with Doors

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Doors are my favorite photography subject. I am fascinated, not just by the doors themselves, but by the stories I imagine they could tell if only they had the words.  Some of my all-time favorites call Zanzibar home. This…

Go Go Goa!

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About a year and a half ago we got an email from someone in Pakistan inviting us to Islamabad when we passed through the Middle East. He was with the VW club of Pakistan, and had been following our trip…

Cowboys and Indians

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At last we arrived in Mumbai, the planned termination of our Indian adventure. Lo and behold, as we wound our way into town, we were pulled over by a cop. Indian cops are nothing more than common criminals, and this…

The Big Fat Indian Wedding

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The Big Fat Indian WeddingAs seems to happen to us from time to time, we have fallen grossly behind on our blog. As the days and weeks pass, the interesting things keep piling up and eventually we become as…

Holiday in Goa

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Any long term traveler knows that if you have been on the road for any length of time, standards shift. Standards in hotel rooms, safety concerns and, well, it has to be said, personal hygiene. While we have never been…

Pit Stop Varanasi

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We reached Varanasi terribly late on the fourth day of our drive to Nepal. Varanasi was to be our much needed intermission point; a place to stretch our legs, build back our endurance, and wash off the caked dirt plastered…

Pit Stop Varanasi

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We reached Varanasi terribly late on the fourth day of our drive to Nepal. Varanasi was to be our much needed intermission point; a place to stretch our legs, build back our endurance, and wash off the caked dirt plastered…

Fork Me: A Drive Across India – Part 2

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<< Click to read Part 1 Every morning on our trans-India drive started out the same way; we awoke from fitful sleep by our talking phone alarm clock to the suffocating weight of reality pressing down on our chests. It…

Fork Me: A Drive Across India – Part 1

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The distance from Hampi, India, to the Nepalese border is 2,200 kilometers, approximately the distance from Phoenix to Seattle. The plan was to drive to Nepal for the short trekking season, and then return to India later to explore the…

Hampi Campers

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  Hampi CampersA few weeks back when we went to our friend Santhanam’s house for coffee I brought along my India map, and he offered his advice on the must-see destinations in South India. While we sipped on coffee…