architectural astronomy at Jantar Mantra & Hawa Mahal - JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN.
There are four Jantar Mantar monuments in India, of which the largest is in Jaipur which features many instruments along with the world's largest stones sundial."
And of course I had to gaze up at the great Hawa Mahal, or "Place of Winds". Tt was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivities while unseen from the outside. Not enough? Oh yeah, there's one of the best street chais I've had in India. And I've had quit a bit chai there.
farm family & holi sunrise trekking - PUSHKAR, RAJASTHAN.
I can't believe that this was around 5 months ago already. Oh, how time flies away...
Some of my favourite things to do while I'm on the road is to follow the sun, literally. I love to wake up before sunrise to then watch, from some amazing place, how magical and powerful the universe and mother nature is.
At the photos above you can see the view from a holi hill in Pushkar one very early and cold morning.
busy with drive licence & work.
villages & babas - PUSHKAR, RAJASTHAN.
saris & local livin' - PUSHKAR, RAJASTHAN.
And the old man on the last photo had fun talking to me in the little Hindi I'd spoken and said that he'll be happy to marry me if I ever wanted. Thank god, I've got a plan B if I end up single with no kids in my 30's! Hahaha...
cooking night in the slum and luxury in the day - PUSHKAR, RAJASTHAN.
living with the locals - JAISALMER, RAJASTHAN.
BREATH & SLEEP.
Well Ben, I don't think you'd wanted to look like the girl on the left photo and feel as her do you? Well, I guess you don't care cause you're already in the grave...
And even if we don't look like th photo (hopefully). I still think you should have a good look at it and the text around it. And breathing? Oh man, if you get used to the yogic Pranayama (breathing technique) then most of your main problems will stop you from living a longer and healthier life.
Me myself, I sleep between 7.5h-9h a night and wake up before 9am to kickstart a new day I'm blessed with.
Don't take everything for granted folks.
sleeping under the stars - JAISALMER, RAJASTHAN.
As the sun rises again the morning after I was the first one to wake up with the camels. Chilly, peaceful and soft freshness spread out in the air I breathe in. It took me a second or two to realize where I've woken up and just as I did a big smile appeared on my lips.
desert life - JAISALMER, RAJASTHAN.
village visit - JAISALMER, RAJASTHAN.
the city of desert - JAISALMER, RAJASTHAN.
night rides to new places - JAISELMER, RAJASTHAN.
Towards the desert city..
exploring the lakes - UDAIPUR, RAJASTHAN.
He showed me some of mother natures work and led me to another soul.
Another stranger with another heart to open up.
To show me everything he knew and to let me in to the most important things in his life.
I ask myself everyday why not everyone is like that.
I know I'm one of those who's not like that, yet.
But I learn everyday more and more. In the future my heart will be as open as his.
the one and only rooftop pool - UDAIPUR, RAJASTHAN.
The only rooftop pool in Udaipur and with this amazing view. I could stay there for ever... Days when it was super hot and I felt like enjoy myself a bit more I went to the hotel, paid 200 rupees and could hang out there how long I wanted. There a bit of wifi too.
After hanging out with the owner I realized that this wasn't only the only hotel with rooftop pool, but also one of the places where the movie "The Marigold Hotel" was made. A american comedy about India and it's beauty. One of the inspiration to my adventure in this grand country.