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Ahmedabad

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  • Day20

    Ahmedabad, India

    January 12, 2017 in India

    After being forewarned by Rupal and her family how different India is compared to the US, I was still somewhat surprised by how different it really is from anywhere I've traveled. Besides the Gandhi Ashram which was impactful and well done, Gujarat's largest city is not on the typical India tour route so it was an authentic experience in a busy Indian city where I stood out quite a bit more than at typical tourist destinations. Some of the unique experiences that I really enjoyed were a moped ride to the city center, a rickshaw ride weaving through traffic, the kite festival called Uttrayan with every rooftop in the city filled with people flying and cutting kites, and getting to meet and spend time with family members, some of which I hadn't met before.

    Certainly a memorable week! I caught myself staring at the camels, monkeys, peacocks, and elephants on the busy streets and even caught plenty of locals staring at me - an interesting glimpse into quite a different world.

    Thank you to all the family and friends that I was able to meet during my visit. Everyone was very welcoming and I even picked up a few Gujarati words along the way! Special thanks to Sanjay Mama and Darshana Mami for hosting us and helping plan our tour through India!
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  • Day11

    The longest journey ever!

    February 27, 2017 in India

    Today was the day that we had all been dreading; a 7 and a half hour bus journey, followed by an 8 hour sleeper train to Mumbai! Luckily the bus wasn't until 10.30 so we were able to get sorted in the morning and have breakfast. The journey was long and the bus had beds above the seats but it was okay. I even caught our tour leader watching fifty shades of grey on his laptop-he claims he didn't know what the theme of the movie was! After a long Tuktuk ride we ended up at Gandhi's former house although I'm not sure everyone was feeling up to reading all the information. It was still interesting to see. We went to a very posh mall after where you were security checked upon entry. After some great KFC we watched a film with the group which made a nice change and for £1.20 each you couldn't go wrong! It then came the time to board our train. It was surprisingly cleaner than expected and although I found it hard to sleep it was a swifter journey than day travelling. Mumbai, we made it!Read more

  • Day2

    Old city walk part 2

    January 6 in India

    In Ahmedabad there is an annual kite flying festival. This festival is held next weekend! This is the locals colouring the string for the kite looms. The string is coloured with a chemical product that creates glass shards on the string. The aim of kite flying is to cut the string of other kites to make them fall and have your kite flying the longest.

  • Day3

    Tuk Tuk

    November 18, 2017 in India

    Phhh, das muss man miterleben. Tuk Tuk im indischen Straßenverkehr.
    Auf zur Altstadt. Tuk Tuk vom Hotel zur ?????
    Irgendwann und irgendwo waren wir angekommen, eine Richtung gezeigt und weg war er.
    Wir ratlos in die gezeigte Richtung unterwegs und fanden einen riesigen Markt (Basar).
    Außer uns keine anderen Nichtinder. Bestaunt wie "bunte Hunde".
    Zu Mittag ein Restaurant ""gewählt": "Spices of Awadh Restaurant".
    Glück gehabt, sehr empfehlenswert. Ausgezeichnete Speisen (Malai Kofta, Angara Tangdi Kabab, Naan, Lucknowi Lassi, Water, CoCo)

    Wir wollten weiter zum "Calico Textile Museum".
    Einzige Information über Öffnungszeiten im Reiseführer (15:00-17:30). Nichts war sonst wo zu finden.
    Endlich dort (per Tuk Tuk). GESCHLOSSEN!
    10:30-13:00 Öffnungszeit im Moment 😲😭😠.

    Per Tuk Tuk klingt ganz einfach:
    Es dauert seine Zeit, bis man da jemanden aus dem wirren Verkehr fragen kann.
    Der Erste macht Pause, der Zweite kennt das Ziel nicht, der Dritte konnte scheinbar nicht lesen (englisch?), und kennt das Ziel nicht. Endlich der Vierte...

    Wer braucht ein Museum, wenn man Tuk Tuk fahren kann. Hochschaubahn und Adrenalin ist nichts gegen 5 Km Tuk Tuk fahren...
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  • Day4

    Durch die Altstadt, Moschee & Gandhi

    November 19, 2017 in India

    Durch alte enge Straßen mit halb verfallenen Gebäuden und Dreck... Und "heilige Kühe" mit mächtigen Hörnern als Wegbegleiter.

    Aber UNESCO Weltkultur-Erbe.
    Wie die das geschafft haben, fragt sich auch der Reiseleiter.

    Sidi Saiyyed Moschee
    Die Sidi Saiyyed-Moschee in der Stadt Ahmedabad im indischen Bundesstaat Gujarat ist ein eher unscheinbarer Moscheebau der Indo-islamischen Architektur, der jedoch über zwei der schönsten und berühmtesten Jali-Fenster der islamischen Kunst verfügt.

    Gandhi Ashram. Leere Gebäude als Pilgerstätte...
    Bilder und Leben Gandhi's im "Museum"
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Ahmedabad, أحمد آباد, احمدآباد - هیندیستان, Горад Ахмедабад, Ахмедабад, আহমেদাবাদ, অমদাৱাদ, Ахмадабад, Ahmadábád, Ahmadabad, Αχμενταμπάντ, Ahmadabado, احمدآباد, Ahmedabad - અમદાવાદ, अहमदाबाद, અમદાવાદ, אחמדאבאד, AMD, アフマダーバード, აჰმადაბადი, ಅಹ್ಮದಾಬಾದ್, 아마다바드, Ахмадабад шаары, Amedebatum, Ahmadabadas, Amdāvāda, അഹമ്മദാബാദ്, အမယ်ဒါဘတ်မြို့, अमदावाद, ଅହମଦାବାଦ, ਅਹਿਮਦਾਬਾਦ, احمداباد, அகமதாபாத், అహ్మదాబాద్, Аҳмадобод, อัห์มดาบาด, Exmetabad, احمد آباد, Ahmadobod, 艾哈迈德堡, 阿美達巴德, 艾哈迈达巴德

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