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  • Day3

    36 Hours Later

    December 7, 2018 in India ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    A day and a half later and we've flown halfway around the world, met up with Augie, driven six hours through Delhi area traffic, checked into our hotel, and taken a rickshaw tour through Keoladeo bird sanctuary.

    India appears to be much as I remember it from 45 years ago although I'm sure that this perception will change over the coming days. There's a winter haze hanging in the air from the burning of the fields following the harvest. Today the air particulate matter is hovering around a toxic 600. Beautiful green fields followed closely by sanitation nightmares. Ox carts, scooters, runaway buses, dogs, cows, diesel semis, and speeding cars all working incessantly toward sharing as little of the road as they can get away with while driving as fast as possible. Colorful clothes, inquisitive children and lots of people with laughter in their eyes.

    A couple of hours at the bird sanctuary this afternoon netted about 40 bird identifications. The four of us had a wonderful time. Here's a link to a photo album that I put together on the experience.

    Tonight we eat late and hit the sack early. Our jetlag is not too bad all considering. I am a bit fatigued so I'll cut this short. Tomorrow we're off to Chand Baori stepwell.
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  • Day160

    Keolada Bird Sanctuary

    January 7 in India ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    After many intense Indian cities our excursion on three bikes combined with some sun rays and our excitement to get lost in the middle of the nature felt like paradise. Finally no noise, no cars, no horns. Like often the simple things are the most rewarding. We spotted hundreds of exotic birds and animals, not to forget the hundreds of Indian people as well ;-)Read more

  • Day7


    February 7, 2012 in India ⋅ 16 °C

    Heute morgen wurden um 09:00 Uhr unsere maßgeschneiderten Klamotten geliefert (einfach nur genial).
    Nach dem Frühstück sind wir mit Harish von Jaipur nach Bharatpur zu einem Naturschutzpark gefahren und dort mit einer Fahrrad-Rikscha ca. eineinhalb Stunden durch den Park gedüst.
    Danach sind wir "feudal" an der Autobahn zum Essen (1.400 Rupies, ca. 23 Euro). Was für indische Verhältnisse sehr teuer ist - egal, es war superlecker..
    Nach dem Essen haben wir noch Fatehpur Sikri, die verlassene Stadt, besichtigt. Es war hier sehr schön, doch leider waren hier die Schlepper sehr aufdringlich.
    Wir sind dann weiter nach Agra. Bevor wir ins Hotel fuhren, haben wir noch in einem Betrieb, der Marmortische herstellt vorbeigeschaut. Dort haben wir für Muttern einen Marmorelefanten (puuhh 3.300 Rupies !!!) gekauft.
    Dann, im Hotel angekommen, das ziemlich feudal wirkte, haben wir keine Lust mehr verspürt uns ins Restaurant zu setzen. Wir sind auf unser Zimmer, haben geduscht und sind dann noch früher als sonst, mit Vorfreude auf den morgigen Taj Mahal Besuch, schlafen gegangen.
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  • Day1

    Accommodations in Malacca

    March 21, 2018 in India ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Travel to the most pocket friendly Accommodations in Malacca by Bus

    The hotels in Malacca are some of the best choices for travellers who prefer comfortable accommodations and do not wish to take anything lying down. Although low on cost, the properties are equipped with some of the most modern amenities and staff that is warm and welcoming. These properties are proofs that you need not splurge to get some of the best accommodations. The interiors of the room will put even some of the most luxurious hotels to shame. Equipped with outdoor pools, spa treatments and courtyards these hotels have everything that a luxury hotel would! If you are planning to go strict on your accommodation budget why not as well on your travel budget. Make sure to travel by bus as they have some of the cheapest fares and sometimes offer better services than a cab would!

    This website lets you book your bus tickets online which is very hassle free.

    Hotel Sentral View Melaka
    It is a 3 star hotel and you are sure to get value for money here. It considered one of the best options for travellers who are on a tight budget. It is located alongside Jalan Tun Ali and is only two kilometres away from some of the most signature landmarks of this historical place so you will not have to spend much on travel either. The hotel houses more than 112 fully air conditioned guest rooms. The rooms have a minimalistic decor that looks pleasing to the eyes. The beds are soft and comfortable. The rooms are equipped with tea and coffee vending machines and the bathrooms have bathtubs too. Free WiFi and a TV is available in the Executive Suite, which is priced moderately. I visited this place as I had several meeting to attend. We stayed in a standard room with twin beds. It appears that the hotel is recently renovated. It has wooden flooring. The bed was ok but if you are used to resting your head on a thick pillow, you might have a problem as the pillows are quite soft. Washrooms are clean and fine but the pressure of water is a little low. Food for the price is also ok. You can board a bus from Melaka Sentral Station, which will drop you off a kilometre away from this hotel. A little walking will not harm you and a healthy option too!

    Eco Tree Hotel
    Located in Melaka Raya the hotel has been rated four stars by its guests that is quite high for a budget accommodation hotel. The hotel has qwerty interiors and is completely equipped with all the modern amenities you would want to see in your room. The rooms have air conditioning, coffee vending machines, televisions and bathtubs. Everything you would find in a luxury hotel. The hotel is also reachable from Jonker Street by bus. The journey will take you somewhere around 15-20 minutes in lean hours. I will not recommend you to book a cab, as there is a lot of traffic at all times of the day.
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