How to Make Most of Your Visit to McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala: the Dalai Lama, Immersion in Tibetan Culture & Spirituality


Most travellers coming to McLeod Ganj, a suburb of Dharamsala, are attracted by the place where the Dalai Lama lives and are curious about lives of the Tibetans living in the town, their culture and traditions. Having spent almost three weeks in McLeod Ganj, we would like to help you to make most of your stay

Top 5 must see places in Rajasthan, India


Majestic royal forts and palaces of maharajas, vast desert landscape, colourful towns, vibrant culture, festivals and markets, men with colourful turbans and curly moustaches, women in dazzling saris decorated with gold jewellery – all of this makes Rajasthan the most fascinating state of India. There’s so much to see in Rajasthan and deciding what places

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D. U. B. A. I. Dazzling. Unique. Bright. Amusing. Inventive. With its futuristic architecture, magnificent malls, luxury cars, alluring markets and unbelievable man-made attractions, Dubai is an ultramodern ever-changing multicultural city set in the Arabian Desert that you will certainly not forget. In this post we will tell you about the 9 best things to do in Dubai,

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Malaysia's George Town boasts absolutely unique Chinese temples that you will not find elsewhere in South East Asia. 
Khoo Kongsi temple is the most beautifully carved of all Chinese temples in town. It is the biggest clan house in Malaysia; it was built by the Khoo clansmen more than 100 years ago and its lineage can be traced back 650 years. The section on the ground floor displays information about the clan and about waves of Chinese migration to the rest of Asia. 
I visited George Town and its temples several times while on travels in South East Asia and can tell you that Khoo Kongsi really is an exceptional piece of architecture!

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With deep canyons and unique rock formations, Turkish Cappadocia is one of the most spectacular places on the Earth.

Thousands of years ago, people started to built their dwellings inside the caves and rocks in Cappadocia.

I love alternative houses and was amazed to see that even nowadays the Turkish still make some of these rocks their homes.

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A Tibetan monk performing a fire puja in Guyto monastery in Dharamsala, India. 
Fire pujas are Tibetan Buddhist sacred ceremonies during which offerings, usually tsa durva grass, rice, kusha grass, mustard seed, barley, lentils and wheat are placed in roaring fire. They are the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and can be done for any purpose - from removing obstacles to bringing peace.

It was truly spectacular to witness this Tibetan prayer and ceremony.

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While walking down to the Tibetan library in McLeod Ganj, I spotted these distinctive black faced monkeys sitting quietly on a branch in nearby sparse forest. Just a few moments after I took this photo, the langur mother and her baby left the spot together with other langurs of their group. They all then briskly disappeared in the valley. 
Grey langurs, also called Hanuman langurs, are considered to be holy by the Hindus in many parts of India. They are named after the brave and wise Hindu monkey god Hanuman who is said to have burned his hands and face while rescuing Rama's wife in a battle with evil giants. That is the mythological explanation for why Hanuman langurs have black faces and hands.

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Sikhs await the election results. The new head of the Golden Temple is elected.

I took this photo in November 2015 when I visited and stayed at the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar, India. 
That day, Diwali, a well-known Indian festival of lights, was planned to be celebrated at Golden Temple. Hundreads of pilgrims from all around India arrived to the Golden Temple to celebrate Diwali. However, as somebody desecrated Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikhs' holy book, before the day of Diwali, the Sikhs decided not to celebrate Diwali at the Golden Temple complex in 2015.

In the end it was a day of election results instead. No Diwali fireworks, but it definitely was an eventful day. 
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The Golden Temple in India's Amritsar, the Sikhs' holiest shrine, is daily visited by thousands of pilgrims from all around India and the world (many Sikhs live abroad). The elegant lower level of the Golden Temple is made of marble, adorned with flower and motifs. The second level of gold panels is topped by a dome gilded with 750 kg of gold. 
In the shining inner sanctum, priests and musicians keep up a continuous chant from the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy book.

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Golden Temple is an incredible holy place that never sleeps.

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Magnificent Meteora, the UNESCO World Heritage Site in central Greece, is a complex of six orthodox monasteries. All of them are accessible and beautiful from outside and inside.

Meteora was the first historical site we visited in Greece and we were absolutely astonished! We could just spend hours observing the amazing rock formations and monasteries sitting on the top of some of them. 
A bit of history: between 50,000 and 5,000 years ago caves in Meteora were formed. Later in the 11th century monks inhabited them and in the 14th century 24 monasteries were built. Nowadays it's possible to visit 6 of them.

Wonderful site and definitely a must see when you travel in Greece! 
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It looks like time stopped in Romanian countryside... absolutely love the athmosphere of the old times! 
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Orthodox painted monasteries in Romania's Bukovina truly amazed us! Dated back to the 15th and 16th century, stories from the Bible and history were drawn on the walls outside and inside of the monastery. This photo is a photo of Voronet monastery that we liked the most. 
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While driving the scenic Transfagarasan Road we saw this Coca Cola cabin taking visitors across the valley up to an altitude of 2140 m. The views from there must have been stunning! 
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Lovely smiley ladies from Romania's Maramures.
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Picturesque Maramures, one of the most traditional regions of Romania, was our first stop in Romania...
beautiful countryside, authentic village life & friendly locals - that's Maramures!
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