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Our trip started taking a crucial turn as Voukefalas didn’t sound good and we had to get out of India in ten days. Although we both managed to keep calm, our concern was obvious as we started our drive out of Jaipur and towards the capital, New Delhi.Before our arrival in New Delhi and as [...]

Chapter 22/India

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Our trip started taking a crucial turn as Voukefalas didn’t sound good and we had to get out of India in ten days. Although we both managed to keep calm, our concern was obvious as we started our drive out…
Most of you might wonder about our experiences on the actual roads of India. Well, remember our post about the road conditions while we were heading south from Mumbai? Compared to the ones on the north, they were super highways. As we headed further north inland and the streets went from bad to worse, besides [...]

Chapter 21/India

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Most of you might wonder about our experiences on the actual roads of India. Well, remember our post about the road conditions while we were heading south from Mumbai? Compared to the ones on the north, they were super highways.…
In almost every traveler’s itinerary that makes it as far as South India is a ride through Kerala’s backwaters on a houseboat. Alappuzha, or more romantically known as Alleppey, is the hub of the backwaters. It’s also home to a vast network of waterways and base for more than 1000 houseboats. In other words, it’s the [...]

Chapter 20/India

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In almost every traveler’s itinerary that makes it as far as South India is a ride through Kerala’s backwaters on a houseboat. Alappuzha, or more romantically known as Alleppey, is the hub of the backwaters. It’s also home to a…
Welcome to Incredible India, a country that loves to toss up the unexpected. Here is our travel story…As the taxi drove through the streets of Mumbai, the poverty was definitely one of the first things that confronted us. Mumbai is big. It’s full of dreamers and hard-laborers, starlets and gangsters, artists and servants, street beggars [...]

Chapter 19/India

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Welcome to Incredible India, a country that loves to toss up the unexpected. Here is our travel story…As the taxi drove through the streets of Mumbai, the poverty was definitely one of the first things that confronted us. Mumbai…
As an intro to Incredible India ,our present destination ,we have put together in this post a quick look in facts and figures for you in order to understand what makes this vast multi cultural and multi lingual country so unique:- India adds more people to its population every year than any other country. Between the [...]

Chapter 18/India

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As an intro to Incredible India ,our present destination ,we have put together in this post a quick look in facts and figures for you in order to understand what makes this vast multi cultural and multi lingual country so…
Sorry for the late posting,at the moment we are back on the road  and with Voukefalas in our side.I am not sure if the post below was needed but being in the beautiful Agonda Beach in South Goa without our mobile home, I felt like putting together a quick rundown of all the equipment that [...]

Gadget Updates

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Sorry for the late posting,at the moment we are back on the road  and with Voukefalas in our side.I am not sure if the post below was needed but being in the beautiful Agonda Beach in South Goa without our…
I feel obligated to write about our Indian visa adventure as a separate post in order to warn all fellow overlanders heading to the so called by the tourist brochures “Incredible India”, with the not so incredible system of welcoming its visitors.
As we started traveling six months ago, it was impossible for us to apply [...]

Indian visa issue – be warned

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I feel obligated to write about our Indian visa adventure as a separate post in order to warn all fellow overlanders heading to the so called by the tourist brochures “Incredible India”, with the not so incredible system of welcoming…

VAKANTIE IN GOA

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Na een uitputtende en dagenlange rit is het goed uitrusten…we komen werkelijk niet in beweging! Voor de verandering geen druk verkeer maar een bijna verlaten strand met een stuk of 8 auto’s van overlanders, allemaal Duitsers. En dus spreken we…

DE VELE GEZICHTEN VAN INDIA

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Bij terugkomst uit Nederland weten we direkt weer dat we in India terug zijn. Van tevoren is de hotelkamer geregeld evenals de pick-up met een taxi van het vliegveld. We staan om 2 uur ‘s nachts vergeefs te wachten op…
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TERUG NAAR DELHI

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Wir werden an der Grenze in Chuy äusserst freundlich empfangen und mit vielen Touristenbroschüren versorgt, was immer sehr praktisch ist. Überall wo wir in den nächsten Tagen hinkommen, fällt uns diese ruhige, zuvorkommende Art der Uruguayos auf – man muss…
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AMRITSAR

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AMRITSAR, DE STAD VAN DE SIKHSVan andere reizigers hebben we de coördinaten gekregen van Mrs Bhandahri’s guesthouse in Amritsar. Vooral in grote steden is dat erg handig, je rijdt er 9 van de 10 keer zo naar toe. Dit is…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…

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