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Thank you India

by Emiel Van Den Boomen

Ten days in India is very short time to visit such a big and incredible country. Our plan was to give our children a first impression of India after we visited the country back in 1998. I believe we need our upcoming weeks in Thailand to reflect on these days in Delhi and Jaipur.

From day one India grabs you: the colors, the people, the dirt, the religions, the chaos, the friendliness. When you travel the streets in the back of a Tuk-Tuk all is combined: in the traffic chaos you here the far-away sound of a temple bell, in the smelling dirt kids separate and collect plastic, the motorcyclist driving behind you lifts up the cover of his helmet to gently greet you, a group of colorfully dressed women are laughing while walking the streets.

India is everywhere around, constantly looking at you. I will never forget her eyes….

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Forest Parks May 24, 2013 - 16:18

I long to go to India, I wish I had a visa longer than 6-months available to me but sadly that’s the limit for Brits, as far as I know,

Great photo.

Emiel van den Boomen May 24, 2013 - 23:53

I know Forest, once you are overwhelmed by the culture….

Forest Parks August 16, 2013 - 18:51

I guess growing up in a fairly Indian part of London and having many Indian friends at a young age is the source of the longing! One day….

Michi August 25, 2012 - 13:22

Stunning photo, Emiel. You know, if all else fails, you could totally become a travel photographer. 🙂

Emiel van den Boomen August 28, 2012 - 15:03

Thanks Michelle, you discovered my secret dream…

Justin August 13, 2012 - 11:59

You must have been giddy when you saw this pic! Nice capture Emiel! Thsi pic says a lot!

Emiel van den Boomen August 13, 2012 - 14:32

Exactly Justin! The girl kept on looking right into the camera, it was a great moment for sure.

Ayngelina August 9, 2012 - 04:28

I want to go to India…one day. I feel like I need to build up the strength to deal with the challenges.

Emiel van den Boomen August 13, 2012 - 14:30

In certain ways you have to Ayngelina. But I was positively surprised with how our children adapted to it all. We did a short trip to only two big cities and after 10 days we really had to change the scenery and move on. I advise to balance the places you stay in. Places like Bangkok are like a small city compared to Old Delhi, be prepared.

Jenna Francisco August 8, 2012 - 16:05

Beautiful words and photo!

http://wlidha79.blogspot.com/ August 5, 2012 - 17:37

please does anyone have an idea about price regarding a trip of 10 days ? thanks in advance

Emiel van den Boomen August 8, 2012 - 13:41

We traveled with a budget of 80 euro per day. Of course flight tickets are expensive if you travel to India only, that’s why we chose to move on to Thailand. We travel with two children and a good hotel will cost you no more than 40-50 euro per night. Hope this helps.

http://wlidha79.blogspot.com/ August 8, 2012 - 23:07

Thank you very much Emiel, for infos .. this helps so much ..
kind regards

Flashpacker Family August 4, 2012 - 22:49

Beautiful portrait!

Mohit August 4, 2012 - 15:22

Thanks for choosing india for your Travel. Mohit From Delhi.

Emiel van den Boomen August 8, 2012 - 13:38

Thanks Mohit, it has been a real pleasure.


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