Not on a Harley Davidson cruising Route 66, but on a Parveen nightbus wobbling on bumpy Indian roads… But first, Pondicherry! The Lonely Planet was right: chances are you stay longer than planned in lovely Pondicherry. The city still has that old French colonial vibe because you cannot escape its Frenchness: French street names, French food, French buildings, French speaking…

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The next phase of my India adventure has begun and it is time for another update. I left Yercaud behind and the backpacking through India road trip has now officially started! Last week was not the best week since I arrived in India because I was seriously ill… It was so serious that I even went to an Indian village…

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On friday me, Josiane and Lee, got on the bus to Madurai, a beautiful city 300km south of Salem. This was the bus drive from hell… We got on the bus at 9pm and for the next 6 hours we were stuck on this local, overloaded and HOT bus. And the road was so extremely bad! Now I get why…

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As I said before, Yercaud (Jerkat) is so very beautiful. I’m so extremely far away from the “modern world”, I love it. Taking a shower with a measuring cup is no longer a big deal, and I squat down on an Indian toilet without any problems. The cockroach count in our little room has almost reached double digits, and it…

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(And Pythons, Cockroaches And Scorpions) Okay, a few days have past and a lot has happened since my first arrival in India. Incredible India. There is a chance that this is going to be a rather elaborate update, so if you’re having concentration issues: do not read any further! After the first pretty rough days I left for Mysore on…

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After all these months of preparation departure day finally was here: last wednesday I got on a plane to India! Fortunately, the goodbyes at the airport were pretty decent and I have to say I was very proud of myself for not shedding any tears when I passed the security check (although it was hard!). I had a stopover in…

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