We still had three hours before our train would depart to Gorakhpur, but we decided to move out of the hotel and go to the station. The road was dustier than usual and the horns of the tuk-tuks noisier than they were hours before. The Indian whiskey amplified our perception on reality.
Most of the people I met in Nepal were shy and by no means vulgar; for this reason, it was difficult for me to imagine that some would practice prostitution and that we would be approached in the street.
I’ve never heard one single story about prostitution in my first months in Nanjing. I had to go to Vietnam to get stopped in the streets by pimps and prostitutes. It reminded me of a similar experience back when I was living in Bucharest.
India is not just any place, if you go there will surely return with tons of memories. I have a lot of stories from my recent trip to India and I intend to share some of them here. However, since the bad memories are the first we forget, I will begin with them.
Varanasi is one of the most interesting cities I had ever seen! You can check the video below to get a glimpse of what Varanasi has to offer. …and one thing about the happy young couple in the video: the way in which the groom held the bride reminded me of the way my grandmother held […]
Soon after my arrival in India I saw many old guys with their hair dyed red. I thought it was strange, but didn’t pay too much attention But the red-dyed Muslims I saw in Mumbai got me thinking if there is a discrepancy between the rigors of Islam and cosmeticizing yourself for hiding old age; and […]
Kiev is a big and beautiful city. You wouldn’t normally expect that from an Eastern European city that is not even part of the EU, but anomalies happen sometimes. Knowing how historically significant Kiev is and seeing how many interesting stories it has to share, I now think Kiev should more often be considered a […]
The border between Romania and Ukraine is situated at less than 100 km from my hometown. Just as any normal family knows all sorts of things about its neighbors, in the region where I grew up we were all familiarized with stories about Ukraine (and, as you will see later in this article, other things).
It’s never easy to decide where to take your friends when they visit your city. You will have to study their personality at least one month in advance in order to decide whether you will have to take them to some old Chinese garden, to a museum, or to simply invite them to the bar […]