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  • Day26

    Scootering in the Himalayas!

    December 14, 2018 in India ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Well let's be honest we have been pretty lazy the last couple of days, so today it was time to hire a scooter and get to the top of one of these hills! First we stopped for a quick Egg Bhurji breakfast and then headed up to Kujapuri Shrine. The drive up was beautiful! It was such a perfect day. Not a single cloud in the sky!! The road was a very windy mountain road so it took quite a while to get up. After a while the road got really bad and it was basically us mountain biking up the mountain. After a while we decided it wasn't worth it and so walked the rest of the way. We had to walk 45 mins from the end of the road anyway so an extra 10 mins didn't make a difference. To be honest it was so nice walking as then I could bird watch again! I saw a red whiskered bulbul, a red vented bulbul and the himalayan bulbul.

    The walk was as lovely as the ride. The views were incredible and it was so nice to see all the local villagers getting on with their day.

    For dinner we treated ourselves to a pizza! 😊Wups it's our second in India. Shhh!
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  • Day291

    Auf Indiens Straßen

    May 6, 2018 in India ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    ist bekanntlich der Teufel los! Und wenn man sich dann noch an einem Sonntag entschließt einen Scooter auszuleihen, dann wird es besonders kuschelig 😎.

    Monika und ich sind losgefahren, um die Gegend rund um Rishikesh zu erkunden und wurden nach den ersten 5 km schon jäh gestoppt, weil unserem Gefährt der Lebenssaft ausgegangen ist. Es ist natürlich mehr als verständlich, wenn der Scooterverleih dafür sorgt, dass man die erste Tankstelle NICHT erreicht 😂.
    Aber dank der Hilfe eines Shopbesitzers in der Nähe, der mich mit einer leeren Wasserflasche zur nächsten Tanke gefahren hat, konnten wir unsere Reise schnell fortsetzen.

    Schnell, ist hier natürlich relativ. Die Straßen waren übervoll mit hupenden Autos und die Brücken voll von Selfie-schießenden Indern und heiligen Kühen. Da hieß es immer weiter durchwuseln und hoffen niergendwo anzustoßen.

    Die staubigen Straßen führten uns dann die Himalayas hoch und wir durften fantastische Ausblicke genießen. Das war die Mühe auf jeden Fall wert!
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  • Day3

    Rafting in the Ganges

    December 4, 2016 in India ⋅ 🌫 21 °C

    Rishikesh, India

    We're already behind on the advent calendar.

    But in other news, we went on a 3.5 hour rafting trips for £15 between us.... Bargain!!

    On the raft we met 5 other Indian delhites with great English (2 lawyers, 2 actual scientists, and a trainee lawyer) they were able to offer good insight not only to wtf was going on with everyone around us but also with The current political situation especially in regards to cash .... DID I MENTION WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!! Fml. We got to do the rafting as it was the first place we'd seen in like forever excepting foreign card.

    Sow what did we learn....

    1.) there are loads of guys looking mental who are like 55-60 (from the 70s) who are dressed in orange smoking weed here there and everywhere. We think this is where the term ganja is from (Ganges river). Now apparently there was A Hindu good who smoked weed every day and that is who these guys worship. They have essentially denounced society and are poor. They live in these beds sits.... Don't really know how they afford to live... Apparently a bit off the religion and most off begging. Also a lot of ex cons pretend to be Swami as they can grow a beard and hide easily.

    2) there are loads of homeless people and a lot are limbless.... Even these people were offered the opportunity to open bank accounts over the last year 40 crore (crore = 100million) took it up but there are still 120 crore who don't have accounts... So can't get any cash now the government have fucked about with the currency.

    3) coconuts = naariyal

    4) devaluation of money for 2 reasons. 1 - that it was to stop corruption among their political opposition who were bribing so they are now unable to do that. 2 - Pakistan was printing fake Indian money and using that to buy weapons for militants.

    5) u can become a full time lawyer at the age of 12

    6) the rivers trust was in conflict because the hierarchy were hoarding cash and not spending it correctly allegedly.... (H&c say likely)

    Noblet got thrown out of the raft on Rapids and had to man up being thrown around like a bottle in a storm. (A scared little baby bottle).

    Then the guy was like... Meh jump out of the raft for the Rapids so we trusted him.... Then Noblet smashed his hip on some rocks #safetyaward2016 but now we've swum Rapids so kayaking no issue.

    We had a break and chilled with some cliff diving although holly was gay and took ages to jump STANDARD

    WE GOT CASH OMG WE GOT CASH £25 BUZZING STRAIGHT TO PIZZA SHOP FOR MEAT FEAST TO BREAK IT..... Oh wait..,. Turns out holly has brought us to a holy city with no alcohol and no meat or eggs... Great.
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  • Day54

    Auszeit im Ashram

    September 21, 2017 in India ⋅ 🌙 26 °C

    Yoga, Meditation, im Ganges baden und den halben Tag Schweigen. Der Tag beginnt bereits um 6 Uhr morgen und es gibt einen festen Ablauf bis zur abendlichen Meditation um 21 Uhr. Zum Glück wird das tägliche Schweigen nicht ganz so streng überwacht.Read more

  • Day5

    Mussourie - Kempty Falls

    September 24, 2019 in India ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    A beautiful waterfall from the mountains. We surely never wanted to miss this place. It's highly recommended to use stairpath instead of rope way. Lots and lots of attractive things to window shop at cheap prices.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Tehri-Garhwāl, Tehri-Garhwal

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