Travel & India

Not 1 but 2 Road trips to Goa

My father came to India for Christmas. For a whole 2 weeks. That is 14 Days! Last time that my dad came to India it was for our wedding it was only ...

April Budget Challenge – Rs1429

Last week I read this article in The Times of India dated  July 7, 2014 which mentioned the following: "Those spending over Rs 32 a day in rural ...

Cricket World Cup Fever

India is heating up. And no, it is not only the summer this time. The cricket world cup is what makes our temperatures soar and our heart beat ...

A Dog called … Monkey

Leaving everything behind and moving to India is the hardest thing I have ever done. It might sound like an adventure to some - moving to India. Country ...

A Desi Guide to: Driving in India

Deepak bought a scooty for me. It is my first big step towards becoming independent in India. Going to my favourite restaurants and shops- driving all by ...

How to survive India

When I was planning my first trip to India - about 2 years ago - I had to go to the hospital in the Netherlands to get vaccinated. The nurse gave me ...

A Desi Guide to: the head wobble

Deepak and I were waiting at the airport for the next flight to Wellington when we heard a little Indian girl ask her mother a question. The mother ...

One day in Prague

On our way to Prague! Finally! Deepak wished to stop all the time to snap pictures of the snowy landscape. This pictured he snapped on the way from ...

A Desi Guide to: Haggling (in India)

India is quite a heaven when it comes to shopping. You can find almost anything and everything if you know the right places to go to. Local markets are ...

Himachal holiday with my in-laws

I wanted to see mountains. In India! Deepak kept going on and on during our Euro trips that I had never seen real mountains before.  Just to be sure - ...

Te Papa, Wellington

We had to go to Wellington for the weekend. We just HAD to go. So after sitting on Deepak’s head for weeks he finally capitulated and we went. The ...

La Cigale, Auckland

We love to indulge every day but especially on Sundays. Back in The Netherlands we either used to go out for breakfast or bake pancakes at home and ...

Bohemian Snow

It was almost Christmas and still no snow in the Netherlands. I started to feel slightly restless; somehow snow and Christmas are connected in my brain. ...