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Entries from March 2010

kolkata

March 26th, 2010 · No Comments

it was weird after the andamans to enter into all that traffic, noise and smell again. gladly my guest house wasn’t too far from the port. on this crossing a car missed me slightly but hit a scooter driver behind me. just some bruises and scratches for both the driver and the scooter, but still… […]

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Tags: fashion · locations · people

the big boat again

March 26th, 2010 · No Comments

the trip back was not much different from the first to port blair, a lot of water and some dolphins. except there was not even an empty swimming pool on board and no card games this time. but the last hours were wonderful when we entered the hooghly river. after 3 days on the open […]

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Tags: people · travel

elephant beach

March 26th, 2010 · No Comments

while the others were attending their diving lessons, i turned to snorkeling. i just wasn’t sure if i would like to spend a one month budget of traveling on a 4 days diving course. one of the beaches, elephant beach, was just reachable by boat or an half hour walk through the forest, an old […]

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flower movement prospering

March 16th, 2010 · No Comments

on the andamans i saw the flower movement continue to prosper. this young man was obviously inspired by these members. i didn’t meet the driver of this cycle which was parked in front of the market.

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Tags: fashion · people · thinking...

beach no. 7

March 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

after arriving in port blair we hopped on another boat which brought us to the island of havelock. the beaches have indian names but for tourists they are numbered. so after staying at beach no. 5 and no. 2, i finally got to beach no.7 which is recommended by alex in the worldtourguide, page 27 […]

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Tags: locations · postcards

big boat

March 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

i love boats. it is a nice change from being on the road but somehow it has the same feel to it. the speed, the wind on your face and a lot of time to think about your destination before you reach it. we left chennai with 4 hours delay, but if you’re traveling for […]

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Tags: travel

the india sim breakdown

March 16th, 2010 · No Comments

my india sim card isn’t working anymore. exchange is too much trouble. buh!

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Tags: equipment

mahabalipuram (mamallapuram)

March 6th, 2010 · No Comments

anna and me took the bus for another daytrip. after 6 weeks of cycling from the west to the east coast it was nice to have a swim in the sea again. later we went to see some 1400 year old temples and stone-carvings. with drastic words tourists are reminded of taking their trash back […]

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chennai

March 5th, 2010 · No Comments

the last sign said it was still 22km to go. the next thing i knew i was already in the city.  it took me two hours to get to the center. nice and slowly, for safety and to have a look at some of the colonial buildings. i found a guesthouse of the salvation army […]

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Tags: food · locations · people

tirupati – tirumalai

March 4th, 2010 · No Comments

we spent two days in tirupati to be able to make a day-trip to tirumalai, one of the holiest places in india. we heard that before but located on top of a hill it would at least reward us with a view… there is a pilgrims path going all the way to the top but […]

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