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Delhi – Two days Wellness at the Shangri-La

When we planned the India part of our world trip we decided to put Delhi at the end as we were a bit afraid of its chaos. The plan was to slowly build up our tolerance level to be able to enjoy the chaos in the end. But that didn’t work as at the end […]

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Agra – Home of the Taj Mahal

The next day we took the train to Agra to see the most famous monument of India. It is probably also the most expensive monument of India as in today’s equivalent it would have cost more than 800 Mio USD. It was built by Shah Jahan, a Mughal emperor, as a mausoleum for his favorite […]

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Ranthambore NP: More than just Tigers

Unfortunately to go to this unique natural park you have to stay in Sawai Madhopur which is for sure not the nicest place you have ever seen. There is literally nothing nice to see or do in this city. So don’t make the same mistake as we did and take yourself a good hotel with […]

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Jaipur in one day

Jaipur is also known as the pink city, as many buildings in the old town are made of red sandstone. And as this red sandstone appears pink in the bright Indian sun it had its name. With the Hawa Mahal there is one of India’s top landmarks in the middle of the city and there […]

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The three best things to do in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is a city in the Thar Desert close to the Pakistani border. It is known as the golden city because of the golden sand and the sand colored houses. It is a vibrant small city that you can best explore by foot or by rikshaw. The main reason tourists come to this place is […]

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Highlights of Jodhpur

Jodhpur is also known as the blue city. You will find the name giving blue houses mainly in the old suburbs of the city, where mostly Bramans were living. This cast is considered the highest in the Indian culture. They did so because the blue color was meant to help against the heat and insects, […]

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Udaipur – Best Things To Do

It was our first time in India and we wanted to start small. We decided to put Delhi at the end and took a connecting flight to Udaipur. From the moment we arrived in the city of the lakes we fell in love with it. It is called the Venice of India because everything is […]

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Ancient Bagan – 3 Day Temple Tour

Bagan is considered the crown jewel of Myanmar. This is based on the fact that its temples are so stunning, that they easily can keep up with Angkor in Cambodia but probably also because the weather is generally better than in most other parts of the country. There are so many temples to explore that […]

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2 Reasons to go to Monywa

This town half the way from Mandalay to Bagan is mostly overlooked by tourists doing the classic triangle. But it definitely does not get overlooked by the Burmese tourists, as it contains two of their most important temples. 1. Count the 500’000 Buddhas at the Thanboddhay Pagoda This pagoda was for us the one with […]

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Hsipaw, Pyin Oo Lwin and an uncomfortable train ride

Hsipaw is a 4h bus ride north of Mandalay and feels so much different from the big city. First of all it is a small village within a beautiful landscape and secondly nobody is trying to sell you anything. The people simply smile and wave at you. Besides the beautiful people there are a few […]

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