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What to see in Jodhpur

What to see in Jodhpur

  Above the city you can see a mountain and a fort called Mehrangarh. Beneath are small buildings, most painted blue. Jodhpur is one of a few places where the earth is up and sky below. On narrow blue streets walk women dressed in pink saris. A walk in Jodhpur is a real feast for the eyes. The answer to the question „Should I go to Jodhpur?” is a big yes. Why are walls of the buildings blue? There’re a…

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11 practical souvenirs from India. Guide for minimalists.

11 practical souvenirs from India. Guide for minimalists.

It is easy to get some souvenirs while traveling. They stand at each stall and say: buy me, I am beautiful, local and I will remind you of this fascinating journey! I was sensitive to these questions, so I used to always buy some. Wooden Buddha, jade Ganesha, brass elephant, each of these things was indeed beautiful, but after a while, the figurines stopped to fit on the mantelpiece. So soon after retuning from the emergency room, after three marble…

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HOW TO FIND A GUIDE?

HOW TO FIND A GUIDE?

The holidays are near, so you had to make many decisions, such as where to go, where you’ll stay and what you’re going to do there.  You also have to decide how and what you’ll be sightseeing: alone, with a group, or with a private guide? If you decide to hire a guide, a question will likely arise: how do you find a professional guide? There are several options. And each has advantages and disadvantages. There’s a question whether choosing…

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To hire a driver or not to hire? In India this is not the question.

To hire a driver or not to hire? In India this is not the question.

  To hire a driver or not to hire? Don’t ask yourself anymore – hire a driver! It’s quite common practice in India, even in very long routes. Like for example tour around Rajasthan. Why?   Roads conditions Driving on your own in India can be exhausting. Believe me! I write about it in the article “10 reasons why tourists in India do not rent cars”. Chaos on Indian roads can be understood only by those who have local experience….

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10 reasons why tourists almost never rent a car in India

10 reasons why tourists almost never rent a car in India

  Rent a car and hit the road! Yes, sounds like a great idea – in many destinations around the world. However, sometimes you should think it twice. In India, it is not difficult to rent a car. This can be done through the hotel or tourist agency. There are international rental networks on the market that you are familiar with and which provide services around the world. All you need is an international driving license, and you can go….

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