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What’s poverty?

What’s poverty?

Many people have asked us back at home how we cope with the extreme poverty in this part of the world. When we actually started to think about it, we realized that we didn’t notice poverty as much. And by that I don’t mean that we run around ignorant, living a bliss life without paying attentions to our surroundings. In fact we’ve seen a lot of poor people, a lot of slums and extremely poor areas, we’ve seen people living…

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How to have a bad time in Cambodia – and sometimes it’s better to move on

How to have a bad time in Cambodia – and sometimes it’s better to move on

Pictures as always at the end of the post After a short pit stop in Bangkok (cheaper flights from Myanmar!) we took a bus to the border of Cambodia, Poipet. The bus ride was fine, we walked through the Thailand part of the border without any problems (we were pretty happy we didn’t run into any of the 5 million mentioned scams), walked through the no-men-territory (question: if you book a hotel there, which country are you technically looking for!?),…

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Valentine’s day at a monastery

Valentine’s day at a monastery

Pictures as always on the bottom of the post! After India, we took a pitstop in Malaysia and then headed to Myanmar. We spent some time in Yangon and Bagan, but that’s a different story I might tell later. I feel we’re so busy I rarely have time to update. So here’s the story of Valentine’s Day at a monastery or more so of our trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake! Early in the morning we got ready to meet…

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10 things about India!

10 things about India!

Pictures as always on the bottom of the post! We have made it! Survived a month in India and didn’t even get sick once! I believe we are the first people to ever claim this, even though an Indian dude we talked to on the train said we tried some dangerous street foods (water based ones, whoopsie) Here are some of the things we remember! 1) Food is not actually as spicy as assumed. In fact it’s not spicy, except…

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A (not so) typical day at the Ashram, Amritapuri, Kerala, India

A (not so) typical day at the Ashram, Amritapuri, Kerala, India

Pictures at always at the end of the post 3am – wake up from a bunch of bells going off. 4am – wake up by a bunch more bells going off. Try to go back to sleep in your prison like room (at least it’s a private and it has a view of the ocean), but the crow screeches through the open window and the waves crashing on the beach let you assume there’s a big storm (nope just crazy…

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Overcoming Stereotypes

Overcoming Stereotypes

Pictures as always at the bottom of the post I tricked you guys in my last blog post, because getting my hands on the original Chai Tea Recipe, wasn’t all that hard. In fact I just asked the owner of our family guesthouse in Jaipur what is in Chai Tea (actually just to know if it’s milk or waterbased) and he immediately yelled at his son to write down the recipe for us, people are just the friendliest here! However…

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How we went to see the Taj Mahal without seeing the Taj Mahal

How we went to see the Taj Mahal without seeing the Taj Mahal

Agra The first morning of our stay in Agra, we got up at 6am to go see gorgeous Taj Mahal shimmer in the light of sunrise, as a friendly local advised us to do. As soon as we walked outside we could barely see anything, it was incredibly foggy. I got all excited for the picture I could snap. Taj Mahal slowly appearing between layers of fog, glowing in the light of sunrise, little did I know then… First we…

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First few days of Indian craziness

First few days of Indian craziness

India. We have made it through the first week of India! What can we say? India is crazy! When we landed in New Delhi on Sunday morning, made our way through the immigration control and into the metro station towards Delhi Train Station, which was close to our hotel we had pre-booked, everything seemed to be ridiculously easy. Easier than we expected, so easy it seemed like we missed some important detail. As soon as we walked out the Metro…

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It’s official

It’s official

It’s official. I took the scary decision to give up a great career opportunity. I just quit my job. I am going to fulfill my lifelong dream to travel around the world and to make it even sweeter- Kevin (my boyfriend ;)) is coming too! We are selling all of our belongings, giving up our apartment and saying goodbye to everyone for a while. I hope that this is inspiration for all of you out there to go after what…

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