From worms to black scorpions
Chiang Mai November 18th, 2010

Northern Thailand

It is 8 p.m. and we ran out of ideas. So I've decided to write. This is our 5th day in Chiang Mai (Northern Thailand). We arrived from Bangkok after a painful and uncomfortable 12 hour bus ride. Sitting in buses and airplanes has…


Bangkok
Bangkok November 13th, 2010

Hello Bangkok, goodbye Bangkok

I wake up to my last day in Bangkok and my first without diarrhea in almost 7 days. Basically all I have been eating since Delhi has turned into water. Concerning food, my arrival in Thailand has been a tremendous torture, no matter where…


New Delhi November 7th, 2010

New Delhi from the hotel balcony

Diwali, the biggest and most important Hindu festival in India just started. In English is known as Festival of lights, I suppose I can say it is a bit similar to what we call Christmas in the west. Most of the Hindus pray to…


Taj Mahal on a very foggy day
Agra

Hungry for Agra

A 13 hour night train took me from Varanasi to Agra. If the name Agra doesn’t ring any bell to you, Taj Mahal will surely do. Agra is not only known for what is meant to be the world’s most wonderful monument, but also…


Nepali and Indian Horns
Varanasi November 3rd, 2010

On Recycling…


Varanasi and River Ganges
Varanasi

The Craziest PlaceOn Earth?

Famine dogs awake to another day of fighting and starvation. Florists sell the last flower ornaments. Thousands of Indians gather on the west bank of the river goddess Ganges/Ganga. Sitting comfortably on a boat, camera in hand, I wait. Everyone is waiting for Surya,…


Thorung La Diary Page
Varanasi November 1st, 2010

The Thorung La Passage Diary Excerpt


The Ascent To The Thorung La
Varanasi

Annapurna Circuit: The Thorung La Passage

At an altitude of 5416 meters, below zero morning temperatures (even in summer) and extremely strong winds after 11AM: the Thorung La Passage is without questions the biggest challenge of the Annapurna Circuit. There is basically no way of avoiding it – once you’ve…


Prayer Flags in Manang
Pokhara October 28th, 2010

The Annapurna circuit destination Manang

Coming from a country surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the only experiences I had from mountains were given to me by BBC documentaries and one or two small winter trips for skiing or snowboarding. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) sounded to me like a small…


Relaxing in Pokhara
Pokhara October 27th, 2010

Pokhara

Done! I just finished the Annapurna Circuit and reached Pokhara (the second main city in Nepal). The 16 days spent in the Himmalayas were absolutely unforgettable. I did the whole circuit in the company of Carsten. Carsten is Danish and this is his third…


The Portuguese Hair Production
Gorepani

Vicissitudes


Kali Gandaki
Jomsom October 20th, 2010

Kali Gandaki Valley

I apologize, but I have no time to write now since I am using internet via satelite at the hotel where I am staying in Jomsom. As you can imagine, each internet minute is extremely expensive, but I assure you I am having the…


Kathmandu October 8th, 2010

Namaste…

Namaste means "hello/goodbye" in Nepali. I find it odd and interesting to have two antonyms as meaning of a single word - pretty helpful when you don't like someone and still want to be polite on greeting (more…)


From 8am To 11pm
Kathmandu

From 8am To 11pm


Kathmandu From Above
Kathmandu October 7th, 2010

Kathmandu from above

Sitting on a top roof restaurant at Durbar Square in Kathmandu, drinking a cup of black tea, listening to the overwhelming sounds from below. (more…)