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Entries from January 2010

inner india

January 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

sometimes the road was blocked by herds of cows… or as soon as we stopped by village people, screaming boys and girls or schoolchildren on their bicycles… we reached haveri and found a guest house where after some discussion we were allowed to get our bicycles up in our room instead of leaving them over […]

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goodbye beach

January 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

we left om beach and gokarna to turn inland towards hampi. soon we found ourselves in deep forests with just our road cutting through. we were sweating up the hills and reached sirsi in the evening. after finding ourselves a guest house we went to the marikamba temple, one of the biggest and most popular […]

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paradise beach

January 18th, 2010 · No Comments

i was about to take a bath the next day when i saw two familiar faces. i recognized marten and manon from the netherlands whom i first met in esfahan and then again in yazd. they were on their way to paradise beach, a 40 minutes walk from om, and after a break for coffee… […]

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om beach

January 11th, 2010 · No Comments

we stayed a day longer in gokarna,doing the laundry, sleeping, going shopping and styling our bikes the indian way with colourful stickers of ganesh. the ride to om beach was just 5km but to enter the beach we first had to carry our luggage and cycles down some stairs. when we looked for a place […]

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January 11th, 2010 · No Comments

it felt good to be riding again after 10 days of relaxing but also a lot of lazyness. a place like goa makes it easy for you, takes you by the hand and won’t let go of it once you made up your mind to leave… we heard good things about gokarna, a hindu pilgrimage […]

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January 8th, 2010 · No Comments

the first days in goa i stayed with some indian guys which where renovating their house to turn it into a guesthouse. i was their first guest and as construction was still in progress the line between host and guest wasn’t that clear. we had lunch and dinner with 10 people eating together sitting on […]

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the anniversary post

January 8th, 2010 · No Comments

*** 6 months on the road *** 100th post *** hurray. live from gokarna, india. my indian number: 0091 9665497932 here and here you’ll find the blog of alex (who also reached india by motorcycle over pakistan) with pictures and stories from the time in iran. i am traveling once more with morgane and battista. […]

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