Rajasthan – a dream come true, Jainism – the religion of extreme pacifism and non-violence, how we got into the city of charity and the happy encounter with Pir Baba

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Gurdwara in Delhi

04.10

Karta Delhi_CUTWe go back to Rajiv Chowk, the center of Delhi at 7 a.m. and we witness the Sunday morning occupations of the people who live here. The traffic around the main square had been stopped and thousands of people are running, jumping and dancing around. At one place there is a huge yoga class taking place, at another some youngsters perform Bollywood dances, at third some guys are performing break dances, comic sketches, guitar playing, rope jumping and many other sport and cultural activities. We enjoy this a lot and after stay for a while, then we head to the old city. Continue reading

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Taj Mahal – the building that amazed us in an unexpected way, India – a world of wonders, Vrindavan – the town with 5000 temples, the clean and modern Delhi

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Taj Mahal

28.09

The family wakes us up at 6 a.m. with two cups of hot tea. After breakfast we take goodbye and go out of Fafunda Village. Shortly two strange guys stop. They are very silent, don’t smile at all and don’t seem like generous or nice people. We travel the record distance of 150 km. with them to Aligarh City. It resulted that one of the guys is not a bad person at all. He treats to rice biryani and buys us water and soda. When he sees that the seller at the shop doesn’t have change for our bill he buys us bananas too. While we are traveling he is all the time making funny moves with his head listening to the loud electronic music at the car. Continue reading

Strange, surreal days at Rishikesh: the yoga capital of the world, close encounters with wild elephants and tigers, Swami Ji – the guru who eats three times a year

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Sunset over Ganga River

14 – 24.09

We stay one more night at the Gurdwara and then we relocate at the area where the ashrams and the temples are and where many pilgrims live. First we find a small ashram where they told us we can stay for free, but on the next day when we go there again, this time with our rucksacks, the superintendent says it is not possible. The foreigners here usually pay a room at the bigger, more commercial ashrams or are not let to sleep inside. We start to wonder what to do and think of sleeping under the trees as the Sadhu people do here when we see an old building that looks like an ashram. We go inside and ask whether we can stay. In the small room there are few Sadhu and a foreigner. Continue reading

Wild animals in the jungle, mango mania and sightseeing in Dalai Lama’s town

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People from the Gurdwara

05.06

The people from the temple woke us up at 7:30 for breakfast. They were really nice and told us if we had any problem to contact them. We went to the main hall to prey and at they exit they gave us delicious halva.

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