What’s the story behind this picture? What are we looking at, in Selfie Sunday #3?
Those of you who follow me since a while, are most likely well aware of my love-hate relationship with India. I have written numerous articles about India on this blog and have tried to describe my thoughts and feelings in this particular post here. (click to go to that post) Many images and memories are still vivid […]
Despite the beauty of the unspoiled private beach of hotel The Oceano in Varkala, we did not like it there at all. Varkala’s public beach on the other hand, especially Papanasam Beach, is wonderful! No, it is not as pretty, clean or peaceful, but it is so lively! You just take a seat at one […]
One of the states we visited in India was Kerala. I already wrote about our stay in Kochi and our day trip on the backwaters, which we loved. I felt to also spend a few days in Varkala. I read about peaceful beaches and beautiful ocean views. So I searched for a nice hotel on Tripadvisor. […]
Owning a bike, motorcycle, motorbike in India must be invaluable! They come in handy in traffic jams and in narrow streets. Less expensive then a car, easy to park. And people transport everything and everyone on it. Whole families travel by bike or commute daily on it. Women are on them in their traditional dresses. […]
Delhi, India, has a lot of historic sites. Humayun’s tomb is one of them. It was a hot day, when we visited, with some clouds now and then. As often in India, we, being tourists, had to pay tenfold of the entry fee for the locals. A bit more is OK, but 5 to 10 times more […]
I love this sign on a wall in Old Delhi, India. Would not mind hanging it on one of the walls in my living room. One small problem: I have no clue what it says and what it is about. Can anyone translate and explain? I’m anxious to find out more!
I never wanted to visit India. My idea was that -undoubtedly- it would be very colorful and interesting, but also way ‘too much’. Too much in terms of poverty, misery (animals and people), dirt and a too high risk of getting sick. Then my husband was sent to India for his work. And I followed […]
You gotta love Diana Vreeland! What a wonderful, eccentric, original woman and thinker she was. Her quotes and one-liners are both strong and quirky. Here’s one that speaks to me: “naturally, I adore pink. I love the pale Persion pinks of the little carnations of Provence and Schiaparelli’s pink, the pink of the […]
While travelling around and staying in different places I meet new people regularly. Remarkable persons; sweet people, kind people, talented and/or unique personalities. From now on I will portray one of those persons in a special post each monday: Monday Meetings. Today’s portrait is that of a young Indian woman named Pooja. We stayed in the […]