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Goodbye party

Fiesta de despedida

overcast 30 °C

Last weekend in Chennai and time to party with friends found during the year....

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Último fin de semana en Chennai y la hora a la fiesta con los amigos que se encuentran durante el año ....

explaining that the bottles need to go

explaining that the bottles need to go

only fruit juice please

only fruit juice please

all good friends

all good friends

newly wed

newly wed

time to cut....

time to cut....

only the girls want cake

only the girls want cake

happy party people

happy party people

some more old cask?

some more old cask?

I understand nothing!

I understand nothing!

yes, we are getting into good shape!

yes, we are getting into good shape!

everything is fun!

everything is fun!

Time for some after party food

Time for some after party food

must taste really good

must taste really good

Posted by henrikper 21:37 Archived in India Comments (0)

The tiger hunt

La caza de Tigre

sunny 30 °C

In Ranthambore National Park, close to Jaipur, we went for our tiger hunt. And we saw a lot of tigers. However, all except one ended up being strange twisted branches, trees and rocks.
The real tiger we could first follow using the tracks on the road. In the middle of our tracking, our jeep got a flat tire. Everyone had to leave the jeep so the tire could be changed but still stay close enough so we could jump back in since we didn’t know where the tiger was. Scary and exciting at the same time! Once back in the jeep, we were able to track down the tiger, calmly walking in the forest. It was on the move the whole time so we never got a good chance to take a picture, or maybe we were too excited. Once hidden among the trees the tiger even started to roar. Yes, we got a second adrenalin kick!
We tried our luck four times taking safaris in the park and got to see a lot of other animals and great nature as well as the excitement of not knowing what you will see next.
Great adventure and one of the best experiences in India during this year.

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En Ranthambore National Park, cerca Jaipur, fuimos a nuestra caza de Tigre. Y vimos muchos Tigres. En todo caso, todo menos uno resultaron ser ramas raras y enredadas, Arboles y piedras.
El Tigre de verdad lo pudimos ver siguiendo las huellas en el camino. Durante nuestra búsqueda, se nos pincho el neumático en el jeep. Todos tuvimos que salir el jeep para cambiar el neumático pero al mismo tiempo estamos cerca para subir otra vez como no sabíamos estaba el tigre. Miedoso y excitante en el mismo tiempo!
Una vez de regreso en el jeep, hemos sido capaces de rastrear el tigre, tranquilamente caminando en el bosque. Fue en movimiento todo el tiempo por lo que nunca tenemos una buena oportunidad para tomar una foto, o tal vez nos emocionamos demasiado. Una vez oculto entre los árboles, incluso el tigre comenzó a rugir. Sí, tenemos una falta de adrenalina segundo!
Tratamos nuestra suerte cuatro veces teniendo safaris en el parque y se puso a ver un montón de otros animales y la naturaleza grandes, así como la emoción de no saber lo que verán a continuación.
Gran aventura y una de las mejores experiencias en la India durante este año.

welcome to the park

welcome to the park

fresh tiger tracks

fresh tiger tracks

you might fall down!

you might fall down!

beautiful all over

beautiful all over

that is the lake hiding?

that is the lake hiding?

enjoying a break

enjoying a break

peacocks everywhere

peacocks everywhere

heading into the park

heading into the park

can I have the bottle?

can I have the bottle?

waiting for the next safari

waiting for the next safari

crock relaxing

crock relaxing

let me just relax here, please!

let me just relax here, please!

can we get closer?

can we get closer?

spotted deer

spotted deer

hard to find owl

hard to find owl

safari toilet

safari toilet

our lucky morning (the group we saw the tiger with)

our lucky morning (the group we saw the tiger with)

a big guy

a big guy

changing tire close to fresh tiger tracks

changing tire close to fresh tiger tracks

safari girl

safari girl

grand guy

grand guy

What are you looking at?!

What are you looking at?!

slow but good transport

slow but good transport

It is still India, and there is albino pigs here!

It is still India, and there is albino pigs here!

Posted by henrikper 10:38 Archived in India Comments (6)

Entering the last month

Entrando en el último mes

overcast 28 °C

Our last month just started here in Chennai and we are starting to feel ready to go back home. We just have 10-20 forms to fill out to allow us to leave the country. Hopefully we will have enough time before the plane is leaving.
We also have two more exiting trips to do before we leave, of course! ;)

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Nuestro ultimo mes acaba de comenzar aquí en Chennai y estamos empezando a sentirnos listos para volver a casa. Sólo tenemos 10 a 20 formularios que llenar para que podamos salir del país. Esperamos tener suficiente tiempo antes de que el avión se vaya.
Tenemos también dos viajes que hacer antes de noestra salida, por supuesto! ;)

Posted by henrikper 11:36 Archived in India Comments (1)

Kolkata - The whole india on one street

Kolkata - La toda India en la misma calle

overcast 28 °C

Calcutta, or now Kolkata, will always be special after Dr. Bombay...
This is really a city with many faces, and just by walking a long one street you can find everything people sleeping, eating, cooking, begging, getting a hair cut and taking a bath or a leak. If you want to see typical India street things, spend 10 minutes on the streets of Kalkata and you have got a great summary of what it is all about.
Even if there is quite some chaos and a lot of poor people as well as dirty, the city still has some very nice areas to visit. Sometimes it feels like they decided to maintain some buildings at least and then be able to take a ride in the tram is a very nice way to see and transport oneself in the city.
And yes, I guess Dr Bombay was right, the city is full of taxi, taxi, taxi....

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Calcutta, o ahora Kolkata, siempre será muy especial en honor de Dr. Bombay ...
Esto es realmente una ciudad con muchas caras, y con sólo caminar una larga calle se puede encontrar a la gente todo lo que dormir, comer, cocinar, mendigar, recibiendo un corte de pelo y tomando un baño o pipi. Si quiere ver las cosas típicas de la calle de la India, pasan 10 minutos en las calles de Kalkata y usted tiene un gran resumen de lo que se trata.
Incluso si hay bastante caos y un montón de gente pobre, así como sucia, la ciudad todavía tiene algunas áreas muy agradable de visitar. A veces se siente como que decidió mantener algunos edificios por lo menos y luego ser capaz de dar un paseo en el tranvía es una manera muy agradable a ver la ciudad y el transporte en la ciudad.
Y sí, supongo que Dr Bombay estaba en lo cierto, la ciudad está llena de taxi, taxi, taxi ....

It happened on this street ten years ago...

It happened on this street ten years ago...

enjoying the rain

enjoying the rain

a fuzzy guy

a fuzzy guy

worm love

worm love

Maiden (the big park in the city) view of Victoria Memorial

Maiden (the big park in the city) view of Victoria Memorial

hanging by Victoria memorial

hanging by Victoria memorial

grand view

grand view

forbidden love

forbidden love

A different part of the city

A different part of the city

a slow day on the street

a slow day on the street

Never seen a girl taking pictures?

Never seen a girl taking pictures?

street cut

street cut

taxi mania

taxi mania

still some great buildings standing

still some great buildings standing

transforming the old to new

transforming the old to new

Not a fancy stock market

Not a fancy stock market

down by the chocolate brown river

down by the chocolate brown river

Lets try this great water once more

Lets try this great water once more

The river can look nice

The river can look nice

what are you doing under the umbrella?

what are you doing under the umbrella?

stretching by the high court

stretching by the high court

the glory days are gone

the glory days are gone

people are still working like animals

people are still working like animals

New market, maybe not that new....

New market, maybe not that new....

here you can by any part you want

here you can by any part you want

better not stand in the cross fire of the birds

better not stand in the cross fire of the birds

different ways of transportation

different ways of transportation

and down it goes (high tech but not very fast)

and down it goes (high tech but not very fast)

the tram will take you to a better place

the tram will take you to a better place

please sit down

please sit down

Ready for a ride

Ready for a ride

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Darjeeling - welcome to the clouds

Darjeeling - Bienvenida a las nubes

rain 22 °C

We headed to north India to see the mountains of Himalaya but we forgot to check when the monsoon will hit the area...
So we were living in the clouds for four days. Some times it was like the windows were painted with white color.
Still we were able to see quite a lot of things and even do hiking into Nepal for a day.

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Nos dirigimos al norte de la India para ver las montañas del Himalaya, pero nos olvidamos de verificación cuando la lluvia llegará a la zona ...
Así que estábamos viviendo en las nubes durante cuatro días. Algunas veces era como las ventanas estaban pintadas de color blanco.
Aún así hemos podido ver mucho de las cosas y siquiera ir de excursión a Nepal por un día.

early airport breakfast

early airport breakfast

beatiful nature

beatiful nature

Lets drive into the mist

Lets drive into the mist

Biggest monastery

Biggest monastery

People working hard

People working hard

Tiger hill, just clouds and no mountains...

Tiger hill, just clouds and no mountains...

Yes, can I help you?

Yes, can I help you?

Spin a prayer for me

Spin a prayer for me

No toy train, but still fun!

No toy train, but still fun!

The hills of Darjeeling

The hills of Darjeeling

rainy bridge

rainy bridge

walking the track home...

walking the track home...

happy munks

happy munks

Maybe some sun on the way

Maybe some sun on the way

Some Buddhist flags...

Some Buddhist flags...

At the holy hill

At the holy hill

deserted main square

deserted main square

Ano 1982, things get old fast here

Ano 1982, things get old fast here

really small houses

really small houses

gate keeper

gate keeper

Welcome....

Welcome....

Turn them the right way

Turn them the right way

small shop

small shop

Getting more and more indian....

Getting more and more indian....

A good breakfast before the trekking

A good breakfast before the trekking

Time to climb the mountain

Time to climb the mountain

At the boarder between India and Nepal

At the boarder between India and Nepal

tea break

tea break

When will the hill stop?

When will the hill stop?

Resting and waiting for lunch

Resting and waiting for lunch

enjoy a smoky lunch

enjoy a smoky lunch

Using the same water to clean everything!!

Using the same water to clean everything!!

Where did the path go?!

Where did the path go?!

taking the path to the unknown

taking the path to the unknown

It stopped raining!

It stopped raining!

finally we can see some mountains!

finally we can see some mountains!

clear sky makes everyone happy!

clear sky makes everyone happy!

yes very wet from the rain

yes very wet from the rain

Great view of the mountains

Great view of the mountains

heading down, the tough part is over!

heading down, the tough part is over!

Hard to fit in the top floor apartment

Hard to fit in the top floor apartment

Japanese peace pagoda

Japanese peace pagoda

better keep the beat

better keep the beat

The old tea factory

The old tea factory

Tea hills of Happy Valley

Tea hills of Happy Valley

bend over and pick some tea leaves

bend over and pick some tea leaves

Tibet women in the refugee card making clothes

Tibet women in the refugee card making clothes

Playing in the refugee camp

Playing in the refugee camp

All solutions good?!

All solutions good?!

Say bye bye to the hill tops

Say bye bye to the hill tops

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New Delhi - A big construction area

Nueva Delhi - Un área de construcción grande

sunny 30 °C

Henrik´s brother arrived and it was time give him a good Indian experience, so we took a weekend in New Delhi and this time we actually went to all tourist places.
It really feels like they decided that central Delhi needed to be improved and they stared to do new construction everywhere! So it felt like we came to a big construction area. One really good that is coming to Delhi is the Metro. It really feels like a different world, still clean and very organized inside the Metro.
New Delhi still has a lot of good thing to offer, old forts, the model for Taj Mahal and the houses of Mahatma Gandhi and Indira Gandhi. A great weekend with a tight time schedule.

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El hermano de Henrik llegado y era hora de darle una buena experiencia de la India, así que tomamos un fin de semana en Nueva Delhi, y esta vez fue realmente a todos los lugares turísticos.
Realmente se siente como decidieron que el centro de Delhi era necesario mejorar y miró a hacer nuevas construcciones por todas partes! Así se sentía como llegamos a una gran área de construcción. Uno muy bueno que está llegando a Delhi es el Metro. Realmente se siente como un mundo diferente, limpio y muy organizado todavía en el interior del Metro.
Nueva Delhi todavía tiene mucho de algo bueno que ofrecer, antiguas fortalezas, el modelo de Taj Mahal y las casas de Mahatma Gandhi y Gandhi Indira. Un gran fin de semana con un calendario apretado.

What can we see in Delhi?

What can we see in Delhi?

Welcome Delhi

Welcome Delhi

Indoor market

Indoor market

Can we figure out the time?

Can we figure out the time?

Akshardham temple

Akshardham temple

India Gate

India Gate

enter the gate

enter the gate

Welcome to the old fort

Welcome to the old fort

hanging around in the old fort

hanging around in the old fort

This is the old mosque, right?

This is the old mosque, right?

The park where everything is allowed

The park where everything is allowed

The lost world

The lost world

The path to freedom

The path to freedom

Ready whenever you need a taxi

Ready whenever you need a taxi

Flexiable Indian solution

Flexiable Indian solution

favorite palm tree

favorite palm tree

Are we in Agra?!

Are we in Agra?!

Humayun´s tomb

Humayun´s tomb

Ready to jump?

Ready to jump?

Sun reflections

Sun reflections

Special doorway?!

Special doorway?!

Pond reflection

Pond reflection

Are some people getting tired?

Are some people getting tired?

Parlament hill

Parlament hill

Are we still in India (nice and clean metro)?

Are we still in India (nice and clean metro)?

Home sweet...?

Home sweet...?

ready for a ride?

ready for a ride?

Entering the red fort

Entering the red fort

Yes, I need to touch!

Yes, I need to touch!

What are you looking at?

What are you looking at?

Red Fort, Garden people

Red Fort, Garden people

Inside Red Fort

Inside Red Fort

What smoking area?

What smoking area?

Yes, you can all be in the picture

Yes, you can all be in the picture

The gate to Red Fort

The gate to Red Fort

The great wall of Red Fort

The great wall of Red Fort

It got very popular after we went...

It got very popular after we went...

The culture way to the mosque

The culture way to the mosque

Welcome to the mosque

Welcome to the mosque

easy to loose your head in old Delhi

easy to loose your head in old Delhi

Last step of Gandhi

Last step of Gandhi

Gandhi´s room

Gandhi´s room

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Welcome to holiest and dirties city of India = Varanasi

Bienvenido a la ciudad más santa y sucia de la India = Varanasi

sunny 40 °C

After running through the airport of Brussels I was able to get on the flight to Chennai and join Morin for our next trip. The flight arrived late so we only got 3 hours sleep before it was time to head to the airport again and get on the plane to Varanasi via Delhi.
In Varanasi the Ghats and the Ganges feel like the cleanest places in town, even if Ghats are used as toilets of many and Ganges is used for everything. However, it was still very nice taking a walk along the river to get the holy feeling of the town.

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Después de correr a través del aeropuerto de Bruselas fui capaz de coger el vuelo a Chennai y unirme con Morin para nuestro próximo viaje. El vuelo llegó tarde por eso tuvimos solo 3 horas para dormir antes de que fuera tiempo de dirigirse al aeropuerto de nuevo para coger el avión a Varanasi a través de Delhi.
En Varanasi los Ghats y el rio Ganges se sienten como los lugares más limpios de la ciudad, aunque los Ghats se utilizan como baños de muchos y el rio Ganges se utiliza para todo. Sin embargo, todavía era muy agradable dar un paseo por el río para sentir la santa sensación de la ciudad.

Cargador publico de telefono mobil

Cargador publico de telefono mobil


Welcome the the dirtiest city in India!

Welcome the the dirtiest city in India!

Leaving the safe world and entering the real Varanasi

Leaving the safe world and entering the real Varanasi


waiting for something...

waiting for something...

Ready to go down to the water

Ready to go down to the water


Vagabundo

Vagabundo


Ganges feet

Ganges feet


Enjoying the relaxing Ganges

Enjoying the relaxing Ganges


The best house to the holy cow

The best house to the holy cow


Kingfisher  bird

Kingfisher bird


Un fuerte arabe

Un fuerte arabe


Lets clean everyone!

Lets clean everyone!

Guru trying to make money (having tourists taking picture of him)

Guru trying to make money (having tourists taking picture of him)


Main Ghat

Main Ghat


On the water of Ganges

On the water of Ganges


En bote por el rio Ganges

En bote por el rio Ganges


burning ghat

burning ghat


Gandhi?!

Gandhi?!


Close to the street market

Close to the street market

Ganges is good for everything

Ganges is good for everything


Lavando la ropa al lado de la basura

Lavando la ropa al lado de la basura


A lot of wood is needed to burn 300 bodies per day....

A lot of wood is needed to burn 300 bodies per day....


Ghat falling into the river

Ghat falling into the river


Una mujer arabe?

Una mujer arabe?

Donde estamo?

Donde estamo?


Golden temple or 'hard to find' temple

Golden temple or 'hard to find' temple

not high pressure on the shopping today

not high pressure on the shopping today

small and dirty airport

small and dirty airport

Time to leave

Time to leave

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Enjoying the big city

Disfrutando de la gran ciudad

overcast 40 °C

It was time to enjoy a big city. Spent a whole day in the "1 km mall" and felt like we were in a different country, enjoying the shopping and movie.
Had to made it to some tourist attractions, so we went some in the outskirts of New Delhi, still very impressive.

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Era el momento de disfrutar de una gran ciudad. Pasó un día entero en el "centro comercial de 1 km" y sentimos como si estuviéramos en un país diferente, disfrutando de la zona comercial y de cine.
Tuvo que hizo a algunos lugares de interés turístico, así que fuimos algunos en las afueras de Nueva Delhi, sigue siendo muy impresionante.

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ready explore the area!

ready explore the area!

lost tourist

lost tourist

The great qutb minar

The great qutb minar

Yes I want to touch!

Yes I want to touch!

The great pattern of the mosque

The great pattern of the mosque

Not as high was expected

Not as high was expected

audio guide guro

audio guide guro

great architecture

great architecture

copied from Sidney?

copied from Sidney?

Welcome to hare krishna

Welcome to hare krishna

Two gods

Two gods

hare temple

hare temple

Delhi taxi driver

Delhi taxi driver

Going back

Going back

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Long drive for the monkey man

Un viejo largo para el hombre mono

sunny 37 °C

After trying to explore the train way system we decided to take the car to Mysore instead. After a very long drive and getting lost more than three times, we reached the city and had a great day exploring the city. Just the freedom be able to walk around is great some times!
We also got to experience some time with the monkey man up on the hill...

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Después de tratar de explorar el sistema de tren de manera que decidimos coger el coche a Mysore en su lugar. Después de un viaje muy largo y perderse más de tres veces, llegamos a la ciudad y tuvo un gran día explorando la ciudad. Sólo la libertad se puede caminar alrededor es grande a veces!
También llegó a experimentar algo de tiempo con el hombre del mono en la colina ...

East gate of palace

East gate of palace

guarding the palace

guarding the palace

Real buddies

Real buddies

entering the palace

entering the palace

favorite bunny....

favorite bunny....

They might eat you!

They might eat you!

dancing guys

dancing guys

The great palace

The great palace

Oh yeah!?

Oh yeah!?

Palace view

Palace view

The view probably better than the hotel...

The view probably better than the hotel...

What is the time?

What is the time?

What is happening here?

What is happening here?

Heading for the top

Heading for the top

You said something?

You said something?

Hanuman

Hanuman


Can I join?

Can I join?

Any place is good for resting

Any place is good for resting

Please buy!

Please buy!

The banana man

The banana man

flower oils

flower oils

The color of the market

The color of the market

Enjoying dinner at HRC

Enjoying dinner at HRC

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Back in town

Vuelta en la Ciudad

sunny 35 °C

After delays and re-booked tickets a couple of times, everyone is back in town!

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Después de algunos retrasos y cambios de reserva están todos de vuelta en la ciudad

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Different airport view

Different airport view

airport made into a hotel....

airport made into a hotel....

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