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XIX Heiko goes Delhi I

Stopover in Bangkok – before flying out to Delhi – Crazy India I am coming.

Sometimes it is very wisely not to buy a simple burger for 6$ (!) at Burger King at the airport or to eat for nearly the same price lunch at the hotel; but just to walk 500metres and find an authentic street food place with only Thai writing on the menue and very friendly + wonderful people (Thx at Nattha + Poy).

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Here I am….getting a airport pick-up from my lovely friend Yatan.

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Yatan’s lovely family and my very first accomodation while in India.

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First night – Indian Dance event…

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Oh well…..public transport…..talking about Delhi’s metro…..yes it’s true….not pretty much space, so you shouldn’t have any problems to feel the breath of others in your neck…..and also  it’s men, and men and men again…didn’t see any single woman in the hole train….later on I found out that there even exist separate wagon’s for women only.

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My destination for day 1: Salaam Balaak Trust – Street walking tour…very interesting, as former street kids are showing tourists around the streets  talking about the life as a street kid and what Salaam Baalak trust does offer to get kids off the street.

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Only bad touch of the story…..he didn’t even know his exact birthdate/age…no identity card…no trace of his parents……he was a small kid when he left home to go to Delhi. Definately worth to try out this walking tour yourself.

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A lil bit of street life…colourful…

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If everyone ever questions why you do find pictures of the god’s on the walls here and there. The answer is quite simple….Indian people, whatever religion they belong  to, are very strong in believe to their gods. So a picture of their gods should avoid them from peeing on the walls.

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Visiting Qutab Minar together with Yatan.

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Yatan wanted to show me the new Delhi, I insisted on seeing the old Delhi first ;-)….so here are some street impressions of the old part.

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Western media say:  Be careful…..Indian streetfood…..severe stomach problems. I did prove them wrong…..if so many indian people are standing in queue to get some food than it can’t be that bad…just probably dont take something too spicy which might be too untypical for our stomachs and you will be fine.

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Friendliness

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Indian way of transporting things…..just be creative and do it!

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Time to say goodbye to delhi for now! Thank you so much for hosting me and it was a pleasure to got to know your lovely family. But I should be back….also to see the New Delhi 😉

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On the way to the airport…..cows, crazy traffic….daily life.

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The holy cow – eating rubbish from the streets….typical India.

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Me at the aiport again….flight number….hm?….18 !?

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XVIII Heiko goes Hoi An

Time to say goodbye to Hanoi and hopping on the train for my 2nd ride.

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My two room mates for the night. They didn’t speak any english – I didn’t speak any vietnamese. But hey, we smiled at each other, talked by using the hands and at least could exchange our names and our travel destinations.

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Some train ride impressions – on our way to DaNang.

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After arriving in DaNang I arranged a taxi ride towards Hoi An….destination for the first day/night was the „Under the coconut tree Homestay“….nearby the beach, 18-bed-dorm without aircon, but with Ven & Moscito nets for every single bed plus open air toilet and shower…..plus lots of lovely people – simply great!02 beach hostel (1) 02 beach hostel (2) 02 beach hostel (3) 02 beach hostel (4)

A first little walk towards the ocean, which was very nearby.

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Time to find some food…

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Usually I don’t book accomodation in advance, and if I hadn’t done it I would have probably extended my stay at the Under the Coconut Tree Homestay…..but the move towards the city centre should be worth it.

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The father of the family owned guesthouse is a long-year tailor. So I decided to get myself some nice new clothes.

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And the mother of the family was a great cook; and she was so lovely to allow me to join her in the kitchen to see how she is cooking and also to join their lunch. The children were studying english in evening classes, as many young vietnamese people are doing, to better being able to deal with the increasing tourism.

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Hoi An is a great and lovely city in which you can easily walk and bike. Some first street impressions…

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The local market.

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Spontaneoulsy arranged a Yoga session a little bit outside of the centre…going there by bike trhough rise fields….if only the bikes were not that small, or better said: If only my legs were not that long – but well, I made it.

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Hoi An by night…the city of lanterns…

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A big recommendation goes to…

Bike tour with Hoianfreetour….local students offering tours for free to improve their english skills…..we were a nice little group and saw lots of amazing things all around the city.

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Back in town…and some more street impressions….including the old Japanese Bridge…

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Doing a little boat ride.

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Crazy or just Gaga ?

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And even more lanterns…..it was the night when they switched off all the lightning in the hole city for something like 30 – 40 minutes as a sign of saving energy for the world.

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Hair cut – Vietnamese style – why not.

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There we go…..remember ?….yep…the 2 lovely ladies from the trek in Sapa, originally from Down Under…..I was just riding the bike along the streets in suddenly   someone shouted at me „Heyyyyy….“  (can’t remember actually the originally saying)…..but it ended up having a lovely dinner together and also meeting the Oops-Girl along the river.

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Final market shopping and cooking and lunch time with the lovely hosting family of my guesthouse ebfore saying goodbye to Hoi An.

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