Kashmir

Two days in Kashmiri mountains

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Narayannag is the place to be when you visit Kashmir, I heard saying from various sources. It’s not only the Kashmiri nature but also the people who live there, the gypsies who wander these lands with their goats and sheep, making their summer shelter high in the hills. Some of them settle though and stay […]

Gulmarg

Gulmarg, India’s finest ski resort

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Two shared jeeps took me to Gulmarg, India’s finest ski resort. If it wasn’t for my guide Gulam, I would have never even known where to take these jeeps from. He personally found one for me, just outside of the center of Srinagar. The first jeep drove me to a small town called Tangmarg that […]

rikshaw ride in Avakai Byriani movie shooting

Being an actor/actress in an Indian movie

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Rickshaw driver asking the directions from people in the street after he reassured you that he certainly knows the way, a daily bucket shower routine but also countless wedding invitations, photos with the locals and also … the chance to take part as an extra in Indian movie shooting. I’m not talking about being just […]

monks in Ladakh

Ladakh – a little Tibet in India

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It is a long bus ride all the way from Manali to Ladakh. General busses usually stop in a lovely town called Keylong over night and the next day you can continue to Leh. And the second day journey is really a challenge! The road takes you over the high and empty mountain plains. Crossing […]