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Delhi – The city of contrasts

Delhi, the capital of India, is a city we really enjoyed. Actually there are three parts of Delhi.  Old Delhi is the historic city, the city that has grown organically around the great palaces and mosques of mogul, the emperors of Central Asian origin, who have ruled India for centuries, is that mad, chaotic but authentic and memorable India. There is New Delhi, the colonial city, built by the English, desperate for the chaos of the Old city, the planned city, the tall and shady trees, a solemn and precious atmosphere determined by the fact that the state authorities are here. And finally, the youngest Delhi is not called Super-New Delhi, but Gurgaon, the modern and funky city where skyscrapers have been built, where the malls have surpassed the bazaars and where the world of business, fashion, that of the twentieth-century India. Early morning we started our visit in Old…

How we visited Northern India

First of all we want to clarify that this is not a paid post. This is our experience and the way we felt it. Before decided to go to India, we already knew a lot of things about it since Costin has spent a few month there about 10 years ago. We knew that logistics in India are somehow difficult to handle by your own, especially since  we were only two people going and we did not have that much time to lose. That’s why we choose to go to India by a travel agency. We spoke with our friend Iuliana from Nefertiti Travel and she arranged this amazing trip to Northern India – The mysteries of Rajasthan from her partners Karpaten and Sita India. Although, generally we organize these kind of trips by yourself we are very happy with our choice. It helped us a lot to have everything…

Few Reasons why you should visit Northern India

Not everybody wants to visit India. Most of my friends don’t even want to hear about traveling here. People say it is too dirty, hygiene standards are lower in India than anywhere in the west and not to mention the chaos. Others say it is extremely tiring and difficult to get around so you can ruin your vacation. Well, honestly, it is all true! But there are so many other things why you should consider visiting India and so we did! We decided to travel to the north, and chose a travel agency to do so since we wanted to make the most out of our 10 days here and avoid losing time chasing transportation or waiting in line to enter the sights. India is a huge and very diverse country with more than 1.2 billion people. Different regions have their own distinct cultures. Language, religion, food and arts are…

20 Things to know before visiting India

India is mind blowing, intense, colorful, difficult to digest and one of the most fascinating destinations in the world. Nothing can really prepare you for the attack on all senses, but you can make your stay much more pleasant in this incredible country by learning a few things before you arrive there. 1. Set your expectation right This may be the most important thing that you have to take into consideration. If you will think that you will find a clean and perfectly organized country similar to Switzerland, for example, you are in for a treat. Read  a little about this amazing country and watch some documentaries before you go to India, at least to understand a little bite about it and to know what you can expect. 2. Be ready to embrace a unique experience A trip to India can be full of unexpected experiences. Few countries in the world have…

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