As our auto rickshaw arrived at Ajmer’s Bus Stand to drop me off, my stomach was churning and my heart was beating fast. I had been travelling with friends in Rajasthan for about a week, and they were about to take the train back to Delhi and head home. I … more »
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Namaste and welcome to Ashray’s homeland!
From the top of the Himalayas to the South where things get even spicier, we’re going to take you on a tour of our beloved India.
We’re driving from Rishikesh back to Delhi, when the traffic in the highway starts slowing down. More than the usual, I mean. Cars start stopping and, in a few minutes, considering the density of traffic in North India, there are already several kilometres of cars stopped. We don’t know what’s happening, … more »
India amazes me every single day. In the good, the bad, the funny, the colorful, the smelly, the ugly, the humbling, the tasty, the smiley, the spicy, the bitter… and even when it comes to something as mundane as electricity! This electricity post spotted in Old Delhi is not one … more »
There is something sad about the moment when this photo was taken. We were walking close to the sea in Puducherry and there was a public event taking place. Loud music was playing and people were generally having fun. We approached the crowd to see what was going on: there … more »
First day in South Goa. Palolem Beach. Mid morning. Ayush and I decide to take a seat in a beach restaurant called Royal Touch, while Ashray, Dushi and Avinash (who joined us earlier that morning) go for a dip in calm waters. If only the vibes at this place were … more »
Read Christmas at the Beach: North Goa part 1/2 Baga, Anjuna… and Gangnam Style! Once Calangute wasn’t really that relaxing and now we had bikes, we decided to go and explore the beaches of north Goa. Fist stop: Baga. This is where Goa’s fame as party land started, way … more »
We’re currently in Goa once again and no better place than this to reminisce about our last trip to… Goa! That’s right: we have a love affair with this part of India and it’s turning more into some sort of committed relationship. There aren’t that many places in this word … more »
During one of our days in Pondicherry, we decided to go to near-by Auroville, the City of Dawn. I have been in places with rather particular life-styles, but I have to say that Auroville ranks very high on the top of places with unique society and organization. Auroville is all about … more »
Chawri Bazar: most utilities one might need to purchase can be found here. This iconic whole sale market in Old Delhi is a feast for the senses. For the eyes, you’ve got the crazy crowds passing by walking, in rickshaws, the animals, the vibrant colors of the clothing and the … more »
It’s been more than 2 weeks since we last posted anything on Backpack ME and, unfortunately, way too much has happened ever since. I knew we wouldn’t be posting for a while as we were getting married on the 28th of February and we’re not the kind of bloggers who … more »