I have been wondering about this intriguing life style, where people buy a van, make it habitable, pack a small amount of stuff and off they go to explore! In a way it combines quite a few interesting ideas, wildly promoted by social media and so called “influencers” — tiny…

Shimla

Himalayan Queen

It took us five hours to get to Kalka. In Kalka we changed to a narrow gauge Himalayan Queen, affectionately known as the “toy train”, going up all the way to the foothills of the Himalayas. The hillside is so steep that the train meanders back and forth along the…

On the way to Shimla — Mumbai, Delhi, Kalka

If you have ever managed to book a train ticket online through an official Indian railway page you are a patient and persistent person. Martin apparently possesses such characteristics as he, after registering, logging, re-logging, having to decipher the multiple coach classes etc, managed to book us return tickets from…

Mumbai

Mumbai felt like a ray of sunshine after our few days in the intense magical fog of the holy city of Varanasi. We took a cute little black taxi with a bright yellow roof, which initially sped us along the motorway until once again we slowed and resumed the normal…

Udaipur

At 3 am in the morning our coach let us out in Udaipur and then resumed its journey all the way to Ahmedabad. So here we were, surrounded by darkness of this unknown town. We had a hotel booked for the following night (as this one was supposed to be…

Jaipur

The following morning we were met by our new guide — Raghu, who took us around Jaipur. Jaipur, also known as the Pink City for its light red buildings, turned out to be as crowded and large as all the other cities we have visited so far. …

Agra

Taj Mahal

The most famous monument and the main reason to visit Agra is the Taj Mahal — one of the seven modern wonders of the world, the beautiful symbol of ever lasting love. The mighty and powerful Mughal king Shah Jahan, broken with grief after losing his beautiful wife Mahal during…

Punjabi performers at Connaught Place

New Delhi

Our Indian adventure almost started on the wrong foot when we were on the brink of missing our connecting flight from Warsaw. Fortunately, there were many other passengers in the same position so our huge Dreamliner waited for us and other connecting flights for over an hour! …

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