Bridget Jaune's diary

Quelques mois sur les routes...

lundi 31 mars 2008

India House

Last post on India, after two fascinating, not always restful, months traveling into the North. A lot of colors, various strong smells, rickshaws and horns, noise, touts, curry and masala, met on my way... for better or for worse. At the end of the day, I had a pleasant time and had left the country my heart closed to the new friends made there... Namaste India! Accomodation Delhi       Vivek hotel, Namaskar Hotel (recommanded) 480Rs for a 3 beds room Amritsar       the Golden... [Lire la suite]
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dimanche 30 mars 2008

The color purple

Holi festival, celebrating the beginning of Spring in Orchha, India
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samedi 29 mars 2008

Family pics - India 2008

Frederik - Moana - Patrick - Nisha - Vinod - Pintu -  Shambhu - Nati - Manu - Evelien- Koen
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jeudi 27 mars 2008

Tout un cinema...

Who knows me, knows that i am not a big movies fan... I'd rather stay home reading a good book (or alternatively go for a beer...) than paying 8 euros for a crap blockbuster. Twice a year maximum, mainly due to peer pressure, I would accept to enter a cinema. But that's a max. Yet, abroad, it figures as a sociologic experiment. In Jaipur, Rajasthan, going to the theater is a must-do. It is like entering Disneyland since it is designed as a kitsch creamy cake circle. A thick carpet softens your steps and the reclining chairs are a... [Lire la suite]
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mardi 25 mars 2008

Iranian diplomacy - A Fine (Indian) Balance

Varanasi, Utta Pradesh, India Iranian consulate in Delhi or how to get your nerves tested by Iranian officials... It could have been a very simple and quick procedure... but it turned out to be a long 6 hours of waiting for almost nothing. The authorisation to issue my visa, granted 2 weeks ago by the MFA in Teheran, never got to Delhi. Problems of transmission they say. Problems of communication rather! The procedure is straightforward and hundreds of travelers use a private agent (as I did) in order to get their visa... [Lire la suite]
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lundi 24 mars 2008

Zen attitude

Sarnat, Utta Pradesh, where Buddha gave his first sermon to his disciples after having reached enlightenment. Or as they say in India: Shanti Shanti... meaning "quiet quiet". Very useful mantra here where almost everyday constitutes a fight with Indians... or with Iranian officials! ;)
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jeudi 20 mars 2008

Le penseur

Varanasi, Utta Pradesh, India
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mercredi 19 mars 2008

Homo Erectus

Kajuharo, Utta Pradesh. Les avis a son sujet divergent. Et dix verges, c est bien connu, c est enorme. On dit de cet endroit que c'est architouristique. On raconte que les indiens ici sont particulieres tenaces et desagreables, a vouloir a tout prix vous vendre cartes postales, kama sutra et babioles en tout genre. Enfin, on dit aussi que les temples n'en valent pas le detour. Et bien, il m'a fallu etre comme Thomas et voir pour croire... et infirmer tous ces dires. Les touristes, on les evite en parcourant le site a 6h du... [Lire la suite]
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mardi 18 mars 2008

File indienne

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lundi 17 mars 2008

Laisser de marbre

Once upon a time, an emperor, desperate by the death of his beloved wife decided to build up a big white marble monument in her memory. It stands today as one of the most famous symbol of India, the Taj Mahal. Later on, he planned to build up a black Taj as well, but got put in jail by his own son in the fort of Agra before he could achieve his black dream. His last request was to get a room, however small or spartiat it would be but having at least a window from where he could admire the Taj. The Taj Mahal sums up an Indian world... [Lire la suite]
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