India is, hands down, the most culturally complex country I have ever been at. With a population of 1.3 billion people (this represents one seventh of the entire world!), the variety of religions, social strata, beliefs, customs and even languages spoken is mind blowing! If a person could only take … 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.
Sunset cow spotted at Goa’s Agonda beach. Agonda beach is one of those beautiful tropical beaches full of the whole paradisaical vibe with one interesting feature. Your vision of a tropical paradise probably never included cows lounging around the beach. Sunset cow hung around there watching the sky turn red … more »
Delhi has no mercy. It is a city that covering you in dust will make you rub your eyes, as if they should be wide open to observe all the scenes that it presents everyday. Whether it is to show you something good or bad, India tends to be very … more »
As you know from my previous post, I am now living in India. I have been here for about 2 weeks now and, although I already have many stories to tell, I’ll start with one that stinks! Yes, this is a post about body odor! While I was … more »
A couple of years ago, on our way to Thailand, we transited through Mumbai airport, in India. Here, there are separate security lines for Gents and for Ladies. As Ashray went to the alpha male line-up I was left alone by the Ladies X-ray machine. I was the only one … more »
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And us travelers know that, starting the day with the right combination of food and drinks, can really make a difference on your level of energy to make the most of your time! Trying different cuisines from around the world, is … more »
It’s been 8 and a half months since Ashray left India to travel on the opposite side of the world. Backpack ME is living proof that we are very happy with what we are doing – it shows, doesn’t it? But sometimes one can’t help but to miss home. And … more »
This picture was taken at the base camp near Amarnath in Kashmir, India. Amarnath is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus and the walk up to this point is around 20 kilometers as there are no roads coming to this part. The only other available transport option is riding atop … more »
I am a sucker for Bollywood movies. My heart pumps at the thought of happy endings and the Indian movie industry knows how to deliver these better than anybody else. In Delhi, we came across this “magical box” that allows you to watch a movie inside, as you take a … more »
India: they say either you love it or you hate it. Hippies tend to love it. And one of the reasons is because, apparently, this country is perfect for the “finding yourself” quest. Like Indians would say, this is such a gora thing! I’ve got to confess that I don’t fully … more »