• One night in Bangkok (From Mandalay to Thimphu)

    On our last day in Mandalay we went to Mingun, the place where they once started to build the largest stupa of all times. It should have been bigger than the pyramids in Gizeh. Slight problem: it was never finished. There‚Äôs only the base and that has been badly damaged over time, also because of […]

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  • India & Nepal – Agra to Kathmandu

    From Ranthambhore, another fairly uncomfortable train ride in an unairconditioned car followed by some 60 kilometers per taxi brought us to Agra. On our way, we stopped to see the palace complex of Fatehpur Sikri and you have to hand it to those old mughals, they certainly knew how to take care of themselves. The […]

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  • India – Bombs & Bagh

    The day after the bombings, all tourist attractions and all shops in Jaipur were closed and the old walled city was inaccessible. You read about bombings almost every day, but somehow they’re a lot more worrying when they explode in a place where you were walking around only a few hours earlier. We spent the […]

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  • India – Aurangabad & Udaipur

    Note: this posting was written and published just after the Jaipur bombing incidents, so we are all fine.. India is a land of extremes. That is for sure.. There’s heartbreaking poverty and incredible wealth. People are generally very nice but many are only after your money. They can be very helpful while others are plain […]

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