Episode 1: Mother India (15 minutes video)

It has taken a while but I finally completed the first episode of my wordtrip.  Curious how my worldtrip started last year? Discover & enjoy the first episode… Mother India !! Suscribe yourselves to my website & LIKE my FB page Backpacking Around The Globe to be notified of the next upcoming episodes !! A … Continue reading

Episode 1: India (Short video – Intro only!)

First of all, I wanna thank you all out there, who are following me in my adventures and keep inspiring me to continue this journey!  I realize it has been a while since I posted something here…  Not because nothing was going on, on the contrary!  In fact, there was so much going on since … Continue reading

In mother’s Theresa footsteps…

On the nighttrain to Kolkota, my last destination in India, I shared a cabin with 2 Indians. Shayandeep, 27, works for a consulting agency in Lucknow and was on his way to his sisters wedding. Deepak, a slightly older man and research scientist in Bombay aka Mumbai was attending a conference in Kolkata and a … Continue reading

The Holy City

After a 5h delay, I finally arrived in the holy city of Varanasi. My host Ashish, a graphic designer who recently took over the guesthouse of his parents, lives on just 5 minutes walking from the trainstation. Unfortunately he was out, promoting his guesthouse so I decided to explore the Ganges river & the narow … Continue reading

New Delhi

New Delhi… A diverse, colorful, enigmatic and bursting metropole that smells like cooking fires, tropical flowers, pollution, animals, sewage, incense , … To most people a shocking experience at first sight, other fall in love with it!  This city counts almost 19 million souls and is divided in 2 very different cities. New Delhi with grand buildings, … Continue reading

Clement visits Taj Mahal

A few weeks before my departure, a French teacher contacted me and asked if I would cooperate for her school project. The plan was to take Clement, a paper figurine with me and send them pictures from him with whatever was representative for a specific country. And so I took Clement along and our first … Continue reading

Strangers among locals

Bharatpur… a small town south-west of Delhi where time stood still. No must-see touristic area’s, no souvenir shops… just genuine, simple life. Exactly how I like it! Irina & myself got ourselfs a riksja driver, Rajskiit and explored this town for half a day. Wherever we stopped would be a gathering of the locals, surrounding … Continue reading

The Pink City

Jaipur or ‘The Pink City’ is the capital & largest city of Rajasthan.  The centre is extremely vivid & is filled with camels, elephants, cows, riksja’s, temples, forts & palaces.  In the typical markets of the old city people & colors blend nicely together and seem to have an artistic touch over and over again. … Continue reading

The wise man

After a long, crazy ride of 6h in a fully packed bus, where I nearly could squeeze myself between the crowd into a seat, I finally arrived in the holy city of Pushkar where I was hosted by Jagdish Kapri aka Swamiji, an unbelievable nice, wise man & yoga teacher. He’s an Indian by birth … Continue reading

Roadtrip on a riksja

After driving for hours in the desert, the city of Jaisalmer appears as a fata morgana on the horizon. This magical feeling only gets stronger when you approach the huge, golden city walls and the front gate.  The fort of Jaisalmer is nothing like the one in Jodhpur. In this fort people are still living … Continue reading

The little girl & the web designer

During my stay in Jodhpur, I met the downstairs neighbours of Surendra & their cute little girl. On the morning i would leave, she jumped into the sofa and kept staring at me.  So I asked her her name and she answered promptly… Veenu! I was surprised she understood and even could talk that good … Continue reading

Life in the blue city

After a long flight from Brussels to Delhi via London and a hesitating moment by the pilots to take off in Delhi due to the persisting fog, I finally arrived after a 17h journey in Jodphur in the province of Rajasthan. Some call it ‘the blue city’ as the houses are paint in blue in … Continue reading