India: quick trip to Jaipur

Because it was on our way, and because I really wanted to see the palace of winds, we had a very quick (one night and 2 hours) tour of the pink city. After a messed up hotel booking, we were “upgraded” to a completely different part of town, much much fancier! It looked like any…

India: peaceful Bundi

We found in Bundi the first place in India where we didn’t feel harassed, for real. Kids saying hello in the street, not even asking for money and pens (or not so much), adults talking to us and not trying to sell anything, wow, it’s been a while since we haven’t been in such an…

India: a town for hippies

Before heading to Pushkar, we read that the town was entirely vegetarian. Not that being one is difficult in India, quite the opposite really, it’s never been that easy, but a vegetarian town? For real? I had to see it. It happens to be true. It is forbidden to eat flesh in Pushkar, they even…

India: some chilling time at least

Udaipur is known as the most romantic place of India. Well I’m not romantic so that kind of things does not make any difference to me, but it does have some great food! And food, I like. We found a nice and healthy vegetarian restaurant, an actual cosy place where we went many times. It…

India: the blue city

After the golden city, we arrived in the blue city: Jodhpur. We were lucky enough to stay in a heritage haveli with the most beautiful rooftop view on the fort and the whole city. Jodhpur is like the other big Rajasthani cities: overwhelming, but still nice and pretty. We didn’t visit the fort as it…

India: shooting stars

After the struggle of Delhi and Bikaner, we found our first actual nice spot in Jaisalmer, close to the Pakistani border. The old town is built in a fort, and we were lucky enough to sleep there (for the equivalent of $2.30). We arrived very early in the morning with the overnight train (around 5am)…

India: should I stay or should I go?

So they say you either love India or hate it. Can it be both? My first impression when going out of the airport in Delhi was: “wow it’s hot, it’s crawling with people and damn, so much noise!” You’re not even outside the airport yet that tons of people are already harassing you to make you…