Varanasi, the holiest city in India

Varanasi, located on the banks of the Ganges, is a major religious hub in India and the holiest of the seven sacred sites for Hinduist, including Haridwar, Dwarka, Kanchipuram, Ujjain, Varanasi, Ayodhya and Mathura. This overwhelming city is full of chaos, color and spirituality, being a place that Hindus aim to visit once in a … Continue reading Varanasi, the holiest city in India

Taj Mahal: amazed by one of the seven wonders

After 3 days in Delhi it was time to carry on our road trip to the next destination: Agra, home of Taj Mahal and other Mogul-era buildings. Agra was funded in 1504 by Sultan Sikandar Lodi, the Muslim ruler of the Delhi Sultanate; and reached its golden age with the Moguls, who took over the … Continue reading Taj Mahal: amazed by one of the seven wonders

Fascinating chaos in Delhi

Delhi was the first destination of our Indian-Nepali adventure and got me equally fascinated and horrified. It was shocking to see the conditions of some people living on the chaotic streets of the capital, that is also home to some of the most magnificent temples I have ever seen. I was amazed to see the … Continue reading Fascinating chaos in Delhi

Gulhi, little island paradise

After eleven days exploring Sri Lanka it was time to relax in the Maldives. This turquoise paradise of the Indian Ocean is just a couple of hours away by plane form Negombo Airport. The Maldives is home of less than half million habitants, being the smallest Asian country by size and population, as well as … Continue reading Gulhi, little island paradise

On top of Sigiriya Rock

Sigiriya is a village in the Central Province of Sri Lanka famous for its 200-meter-high rock. The complex, including a citadel, gardens and ponds, was built on the 5th century as a palace for King Kasyapa and, after his death, was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century. It contains gardens, ponds and … Continue reading On top of Sigiriya Rock

Unawatuna beach vibes

Unawatuna is a small beach resort village in Southern Sri Lanka located 5km east of Galle. It is one of the most popular beach destinations in the country for its calm waters, golden sand and palm trees. How to get there: there are 3 daily trains from Colombo to Unawatuna leaving Colombo Fort Station at … Continue reading Unawatuna beach vibes

Lazy days at Lake Toba

Lake Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world. It was formed after a super volcanic eruption in Toba that occurred about 75.000 years ago and caused a climate changing event that had global consequences for human populations, killing most humans living at that time. The subsequent collapse formed a caldera that, after filling … Continue reading Lazy days at Lake Toba