Country Review: India

Even after spending more than four months in India, traveling through ten states from the southwest to the northeast, we still feel hardly in a position to squeeze the innumerable impressions and experiences into this attempt of a review. read more…

Street music in India

Long before even going there, many questions stood unanswered regarding the potential of India as a country to play street music. How could it be morally justified to play music for money as a traveler, considering the read more…

Why you will love India – 8 reasons

After four month in the country, we can safely say that India left a deep impression. Before we arrived, many travelers told us: ‘You will either hate India or really love it – there is not much in between.’ read more…

Why you will hate India – 8 reasons

After four month in the country, we can safely say that India left a deep impression. Before we arrived, many travelers told us: ‘You will either hate India or really love it – there is not much in between.’ read more…

Good bye, Mother India

Dear Mother India,

it has been four months, the longest time each of us ever spent continuously in a single country not named Germany or Romania.

In those months, you nourished us generously with all those different dishes read more…

Stopover: Majuli Island, Assam

Where the mighty, chocolate brown Brahmaputra river left Arunachal’s mountains and starts its long journey towards the Gulf of Bengal lies a sandy island, home to a unique culture, amiable people and read more…

Stopover: Vypeen Island, Kerala

While being in Kerala and Karnataka we avoided the ‘big guns’ of the pretty, sandy coastline. No Kovalam, no Varkala, no Gokarna and definitely no Goa. Sure, those names have a sound. But why read more…

Nongriat: One week in Paradise

We thought a good while back and forth if we should write about Nongriat. This is one of those very rare places left in India, where immense natural beauty, an intact ecosystem without any roads read more…

Himalayan Tunes

We walked down the steep lanes through the wandering clouds of morning mist covered in many layers, our hands hidden deep in the pockets of our jackets. Those jackets stayed hidden deep in the backpacks for almost read more…

My mind stays in Kolkata

We were angry, frustrated and tired after a 24 hour train ride. We came to Kolkata just to apply for the Myanmar visa or to find any boat that could take us anywhere out of India, as soon as possible. We had enough of people peeing on the street, in front of us, read more…

Holi in Kolkata

The omens where all but subtle. As we walked the busy market lanes during the afternoon of March the 4th, the hawker stalls were shiningly colorful and the offered items resembled what you could find during carnival time elsewhere. Clown and party read more…

And suddenly: Green! Kerala, Southern India

It was just a nap ago as we watched the brown plains and naked, cragged Omani mountains change to the endless blue of the Arabic sea. In the haze under our wings a new coast revealed itself. A few minutes later with the airplane read more…

ABOUT US:

We are Maria and Ben, a Romanian-German couple driven by itchy feet and thirsty mind. We hit the road to look once more for answers to question that haven’t even been raised yet. Read more>>

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