Pune’s Sourroundings – Nothing Seems Impossible

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. – Helen Keller

There are so many things happening here in Pune that it is impossible to write about all of them – In general I start to realise that India as a whole is nothing you can easily put in words, if at all. This country is so big, so diverse, so beautiful – it offers everything and the only real problem is to settle down for some ideas while deciding against others. As I started the planning of my trips I felt just lost at some point – from beaches over mountains to forests and deserts, nothing seems impossible in India. It just lets me fall in love with this country more and more. Continue reading

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Pune – Hunting for Adventures

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. – Jawaharial Nehru

I decided on this quote since this time I had to literally search for an adventure as we didn’t plan a trip or anything for last weekend, except from the farewell party of my roomie ( 😦 ). But best plans are those created spontaneously, so our little entertainment program turned out to reveal me another side of India, similar to what one imagines when sitting in some European country in front of the TV and following a documentation about this fascinating country. Continue reading

Lonavala – Pocketful of Sunshine

If we were meant to stay in one place we would have roots instead of feet – Rachel Wolchin

Since I started to like the idea of starting each post with a quote, I will stick to this for now. It has been more than three weeks that I moved to India and I settled in quite well – after such a short time I already feel like I saw so many new things, and I embraced every opportunity to add more, small new experiences to my stay here. I tried street food, Thali, different versions of Dal, Paneer, Panipuri, and whatever else I could find or my friends would offer me. I made my first own Indian chapatti, took a ride in a rickshaw, finally saw some camels on the street and learned how to drive my cute little scooter in the middle of the crazy traffic here (another post on the traffic here will follow for sure), got chased by street dogs, saw monkeys, rode a dromedary, spent time in the police station and made the officer there accidentally think that I wouldn’t understand English because I barely got any word of him, and so on and so on. Continue reading