Malaysia: first steps in a country of smiles

I did not know much about Malaysia. I only added it to my trip because it’s in between India and Indonesia! And what a wonderful surprise! Of all the countries I have visited so far, it might be the one I want to come back to the sooner. Kuala Lumpur is a clean and fun…

India: FOOD

  Ah Indian food… Pretty much what kept me going when everything else was driving me away from India! First, being a vegetarian in India is super easy. Every place is either “pure vege” either has an extensive list of vegetarian items. It seems the South is almost entirely vegetarian and every state has its…

India: last days

At this point I didn’t even want to talk to people anymore. Everything South East Asia did to me, India took it away. I realized lately that I no longer give my trust to strangers, have the same thirst to discover new cultures, and automatically set myself on survival mode when too many people talk to…

India: the Holi, festival of colors

We were very excited to be in India for the Holi, we even planed part of the trip around that special occasion. We chose Vrindavan as it is a smallish town and the said birth place of Krishna. We had some trouble locating our hotel. No one seemed to know where it was. Used to very…

India: Varanasi, like nowhere else…

Varanasi is one of the most sacred places on earth. Hindus who die here believe they are freed from the cycle of rebirth. On the ghat, every night is held the Ganga ceremony, where people gather around to prey and watch priest playing with fire and flowers on live percussion music. At two specific locations…

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…