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How to find your train at the New Delhi station? It’s easy when you know it.

It’s pretty crowded and a traffic jam in front of the station. When facing the front of the station the long stairs to the platforms are on your right hand. Downstairs is a digital sign with train directions, departure times … Continue reading

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Tricked again again at the New Delhi Railway Station (saturday)

The next day we managed to get inside the train station looking for the departure information, like which platform. We were early and had two hours space. The informationsigns were not all that clear to me, not much English. I … Continue reading

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Tricked at the New Delhi Railway Station (on friday)

Experience with touts at the main station of New Delhi. Continue reading

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Goa and Agra, practical

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I visited Goa and Agra as an independent traveler in february 2012. Here are some first hand practical things that I encountered in those weeks and the reader might find useful. South Goa – I stayed in Majorda at the … Continue reading

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Portuguese left in India

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My research question was: What’s left of the Portuguese in India? Many old mansions and many Portuguese names. The hotel woman listens to the name of Fernandez, the signs of shops show Da Costa, Silva or Teixeiras. In the capital … Continue reading

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The Taj Mahal

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What shall I do to remember you by? asked the emperor of India his unquestionable love of his life, who was dying. Make something that everyone who sees it, will never forget, she said. So he did with the help … Continue reading

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Goa, the southern part

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What to do in Goa? Do Nothing! Sitting at a beach shack, sipping on a cold beer, smoking a fine Dutch sigar. Watching miles of thin white sands and the endless sea. Read an e-book, see the sun set. That’s … Continue reading

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