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Arusha

Arusha

I spent a couple of days in Arusha trying to find a safari tour to join; it wasn’t easy, it was low season and I couldn’t find the price I wanted.

Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro

Arriving in Moshi, the town closest to the Kilimanjaro, surrounded by forest, with maasai, coffee plantations and pool tables.

Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam

Arriving in Tanzania, at Dar es Salaam, trying to orient myself in this new country and understand what to eat and what to do.

Pondicherry

Pondicherry

Some time in Pondicherry, on the Eastern-South Coast of India, a former French Colony, where people speak French and eat chips.

Kochi, Kerala

Kochi, Kerala

A bike ride in Kochi, the capital of Kerala, a town with buildings of Dutch, British and Portuguese architecture.

In Paradidse

In Paradidse

A well deserved holiday in a little touristic area in Kerala, Costa Malabari, where I live in the jungle and spend the day at the beach.

Bombay Mumbai

The contrasts in Bombay: from the green and lush parks, the rich governmental buildings, to the rubbish-covered slums.

Gandhi in Ahmedabad

Gandhi in Ahmedabad

A day in Ahmedabad, a compulsory stop between Udaipur and Mumbai, to visit Gandhi’s ashram and learn a bit more about his life and beliefs.

Pushkar and the Sacred Lake

Pushkar and the Sacred Lake

Visiting Pushkar and its sacred lake in Rajasthan, and thoughts about traveling and a life different from the classical stereotypes.

Jodhpur and Pushkar

Jodhpur and Pushkar

My backpacking trip around India continues with stops in Jodhpur, the blue city, and Pushkar by the sacred lake, among weddings and religious celebrations.

Jaisalmer fort and desert

Jaisalmer fort and desert

A day in Jaisalmer, a pretty town at the border with Thar Desert in Rajasthan, with a fort, many tourists, and angry stray dogs.

Yoga in the desert

Yoga in the desert

Two days tour in the Thar desert, riding camels and drinking chai, not enjoying the camels much, but the view and the people a lot.

Walks in Bikaner

Walks in Bikaner

Enjoying traveling in Bikaner, a small but very busy and chaotic town at the border with Thar desert in Rajasthan, India.

Walking in Jaipur with locals

Walking in Jaipur with locals

It looks like the most interesting stories about this backpacking trip in India come from talks I have with locals, and Jaipur is no different.

Havana

Havana

La Havana is a very interesting and curious town. It has a special charme, but it is also suffocating, with collapsing buildings and a population constantly trying to trick you.

Dodoma

Dodoma

Visiting Dodoma, the official capital of Tanzania, and planning travels in the country, taking notes of what might go wrong and coping with it.

McLeod Ganj

McLeod Ganj

McLeod Ganj with Tibetans, in the cold and the fog of the Indian mountains; a place good for massages, ayurveda and reiki.

Delhi, what a surprise!

Delhi, what a surprise!

I was pleasantly surprised by Delhi, India’s capital, that has a bit of the traditional India and something of the Western World.

Agra: Taj Mahal and more

Agra: Taj Mahal and more

Visit to the Taj Mahal and the red fort, both Unesco Heritage Sites, and other important and beautiful monuments in Agra, India.

Venice Carnival

Venice Carnival

Pictures and a short story of the Carnival in Venice and its famous masks and costumes; the Carnival is one of the best times to visit Venice.

Baba and the Diwali

Baba and the Diwali

Talks about philosophy with a baba by the Gange in Varanasi; looking at Diwali celebrations from the roof of the guesthouse.

Verona, the City of Love

Verona, the City of Love

Verona is considered one of the most romantic cities in Italy and for Valentine’s Day there’s a festival dedicated to love

Fountains of Rome

Fountains of Rome

Many fountains in Rome are true pieces of art, designed and sculptured by some of the most famous artists. Here are my favorite.

Street kids in Kolkata

Street kids in Kolkata

Some sad stories of children I met in Kolkata that live with very little money, far away from their families, doing what they can to survive.

Golden Circle

Golden Circle

First day in Iceland driving around the Golden Circle, fascinated by the beauties of Thingvellir, Geyser and Gullfoss, and any corner of the island.

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