Samstag, 29. März 2008

Mumbai (formerly Bombay) with HP

Our Dutch friend Hans-Peter arrived on the day of the Holi festival when people paint and splash each other with coloured water.

After some sightseeing in Hyderabad, we flew to Mumbai (above: the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus).

Administrative building

Spices at a market

Chowpatty Beach

On the boat to Elephanta Island

Rock-cut temple on Elephanta Island

Catching up

Flea-picking session

View of Mumbai

Taj Mahal Hotel

Gateway of India

After another day in Hyderabad, Douwe and HP traveled to the Andaman Islands (photo by HP)

and to Mamallapuram (see earlier post), making the most out of six days in India.

Mittwoch, 5. März 2008

Goa again

This time with Douwe's parents.

And dolphins. (There's a baby dolphin in the middle.)

Benaulim Beach

The shells are perfect: pretty to look at but so small and yielding that they don't hurt your bare feet.

Sandpiper (not sure which kind)

Benaulim beach babes

Evening stroll with buffalo.

This buffalo preferred to enjoy the water without a leash and made a dash for it.

Sweet freedom

These fish weren't so lucky.

Another beach babe

Our lovely spice tour guide with a particularly mean sort of chili.

Betel nuts

Jack fruit

Star fruit

Refreshing elephant shower.

Palolem Beach

Early morning cricket game on Benaulim Beach.