27 Apr, 2008 in India, Itineraries
Around India in 24 days - a trip summary

It took a while to finish all the posts about India, but now it’s finally concluded. Here’s the course of my trip plotted on a Lonely Planet map. Following are the India posts about my 24 days around India: India – day 1 – landing in Mumbai – Colaba and Fort …

26 Apr, 2008 in India
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India was an adventure, and I had some good times, but I think that looking back the one thing that I really appreciate about this trip is having the opportunity to spend some quality time with my father. We didn’t really have a chance to do it this often, and now that we don’t see […]

25 Apr, 2008 in India
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Last days of the trip I spent rediscovering Mumbai, which I kind of ran away from in my first day in India, hoping to catch a more relaxing country-side beach-side chillout. To get a good overview of Mumbai, my dad resulted to having a private tour-guide join us, who thankfully was English fluent and quite […]

23 Apr, 2008 in India
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From Bangalore, our final stop before heading back to Mumbai was Cochin. My dad was hoping to spend a quiet weekend where there’s somesort of a Jewish community, and Cochin certainly has the longest history of a Jewish community anywhere in India with the tourist attraction “Jew-town” (a name I feel utterly uncomfortable with, bringing […]

22 Apr, 2008 in India
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Bangalore, as a general example of southern Indian cities, is a reminder that India can be different. More modern than Mumbai, more open than Delhi, cleaner than any of the other cities, Bangalore was a refreshing look at big Indian cities. Boys and girls holding hands, the ladies dressing up with cleavage, and all in-general […]

21 Apr, 2008 in India
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Udaipur has great potential – with two lakes in the middle of town that almost looks picture perfect. Some day, when the Indians decide they want to clean up the lakes, it’s going to be a great city to live in.    But right now, hate to spoil it to you, there are …

20 Apr, 2008 in India
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The trip wasn’t well planned. We were too lazy to plan anything ourselves and ended up totally relying on agents that seemed like they knew something but as we executed their plan we always found out that they had their agenda. The drive day from Jodhpur to Udaipur through Ranakpur and Kumbhalgarh was a bit […]

16 Apr, 2008 in India
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Early early in the morning, we met our new driver in Pushkar and set out to reach Jodphur. Our driver was well prepared for the fact that his car had no heating, but we weren’t. Till the sun went up, we were freezing our ass off, the only thing warming us a bit was the […]

15 Apr, 2008 in India
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Northern India was cold, really cold. We were told that it was the worst winter in 90 years, and that in China millions of Chinese were stuck because of sudden snow on their way home for Chinese New Years. Northern India, and especially Pushkar isn’t well prepared for this kind of cold, having no heating […]

14 Apr, 2008 in India
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Early, 7am, we got ready to head to my favorite Indian fort – Jaipur’s Amber Fort. That marble structure up on the mountains against the clouded blue skies looking down at the old city is a sight I’ll never forget. Ever.     The Taiwanese group …

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