Jaipur, Amber, scams and birds

J6-J7: Jaipur 2-3/4/2019 With traffic, I think we spent an hour entering Jaipur. We’re coming in from Bundi. It’s still days when the tuktuks throw themselves at us with totally crazy rates. We attack the line of tuktuks and end up finding one, less ambitious with an electric vehicle! Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan.…

By Guillaume 24 April 2019 0

Bundi, tank, tank and lost palace

D5, J6: Bundi 1-2/4/2019 When we arrive at Bundi Junction from Chittorgarh, two tuktuk drivers rush towards us. We feed the exchange with lower and lower prices and leave one of the 2, high at the betel. He spends his time honking his horn… Even more than the others. Bundi is a small town east…

By Guillaume 18 April 2019 0

Chittorgarh, fortress, citadel and princess

D4: Chittorgarh 31/03/2019 Arriving by train at 8am from Udaipur (departure at 6am) for a few rupees, we deposit our big bags at the cloakroom located west of the platform. This is our first train and our booking from France seems to have worked. The ride is also an opportunity to see many people doing…

By Guillaume 8 April 2019 0

Ranakpur, marble lace and Khumbalgar Fortress

D3: From Udaipur 30/03/2019 We found a driver from our guesthouse to get to 2 remote sites in Udaipur. It is the fortress of Khumbalgarh and the Jain temple of Ranakpur. Both sites are a two-and-a-how drive from Udaipur. They’re an hour’s drive away. As it is hot, we negotiated to leave around 8am instead…

By Guillaume 4 April 2019 0

Udaipur, Gath, temple and palace

D2: Udaipur 29/03/2019 With this long transport, we are a little offbeat so we wake up around 6:30 in the morning or 2am in France. The city awakens gently as we meet our first inhabitants and our first cows. We head to the gaths through small, fragrant streets. These are access to the lake that…

By Guillaume 2 April 2019 0

Welcome incredible India

D1: Delhi airport 28/03/2019 Our journey starts in Lyon and ends in Udaipur. 3 flights are required with stops in Dubai and Delhi. The first two with Emirates and the last with Jet Airways. Flight 1 Lyon-Dubai-Departure 8.55pm Stopover 3 hours Flight 2 Dubai-Delhi-Depart 10am Stopover 3:20 a.m. Flight 3 Delhi-Udaipur-Depart 6:20 p.m. The first…

By Guillaume 1 April 2019 0

Introduction to our stay in North India

Good morrrning Gouiliomi! Namaste Varsha […] I’ve been working with Indians for six months. They are in Bangalore and New Delhi. When I arrive at work in France, it’s almost lunchtime at their home (3:30 or 4:30 a.m. jet lag). It’s hard to work remotely and over the phone. We only understand words and sometimes…

By Guillaume 22 March 2019 0

Ascension of the Illimani

D18: 9/21/2017 Departure at 2:30, François and I did not sleep, Eric took a Diamox. We both felt breathing difficulties and had twisted dreams. We’re putting this on the back of mountain sickness. Goretex trousers, ice cream shoes, leggings, spikes, piolet, polar gloves, hood, double coat, helmet, shoulder harness, front… It’s curdling and it’s going…

By Guillaume 18 October 2017 0

Illimani High Altitude Camp

D17: 9/20/2017 Awakening completely missed. It’s 5:45, I’m in the wax, we have to jump in the 4×4 for a 4 hour drive to the Illimani base camp. Illimani is a famous mountain because it is visible from La Paz. It is a 6400 and a few meters (6462m). I would remember each of these…

By Guillaume 10 October 2017 0

Without ascent of Sajama

D15: 9/18/2017 “Washing machine” The ridge receives the first rays of sunlight. The 5 tents continue to move jostled by the wind. 2-3 Andinists come out with difficulty and exchange a few words: “como esta” “la mierda el viento” “no puedo sleep” The start of the ascent of Sajama from the altitude camp was planned…

By Guillaume 2 October 2017 0