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 »
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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.
I have said it before, and it’s true: India is the most photogenic and photo friendly country I have ever been to. Not only people don’t mind if you click their photo, they are generally happy and even make themselves available as a subject. The other day, walking and clicking … more »
After a few days in the capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai, we thought we’d explore a little bit of the rest of the state, and go to some neighboring areas. Once the main reason we traveled to the South of India was to escape the madness that Delhi and our … more »
Before going to the state of Tamil Nadu, in South India, all I knew about it would pretty much boil down to this – Benny Lava: OK. Maybe this is not completely true. But I find this video so hilarious that I just couldn’t help but sharing it … more »
That’s what the old man probably said. Today’s photo takes us to Chawri Bazaar in New Delhi. We had our wedding invitations printed here as there are a dozen or so shops that specialize in that kind of thing. The place could not have been crazier! Chock full of people … more »
One of the funny things about Delhi (and believe me, there are plenty of others!) is that this city is somehow a mix of modernity and rustic feeling. Many things make you feel like you’re indeed in the 21st century, while some others reminisce of simpler times. Although you can … more »
The beaches in Goa (India) can be a place of funny contrasts. They’re located mostly next to villages, where people would traditionally make a living from the land and, mainly, from fishing. But now a days, as the beaches have become a touristic hot spot, some locals have come up … more »
Typically found all over the tropical parts of India, sugarcane juice is a local favorite. Cool, sweet and refreshing! Oh, and all natural! As we were walking in Goa, under the scorching sun, we couldn’t resist the cool respite that Vijay quickly concocted for us. He picks up a few … more »
When in Rome, do like Romans. And when in India, eat samosas! Samosas are, quite probably, one of the most popular Indian snacks known all over the world. Although eaten all year long, they are particularly comforting on winter days: the caloric overload of a couple of samosas along with a … more »
I saw this picture placed next to a little road-side Hindu temple while walking the streets of Chennai, in Tamil Nadu (Southern India). It truly caught my attention because, despite the fact that is was part of a place for Hinduism devotees, it depicts symbols of 3 religions: a mosque … more »