In the previous post about Jaisalmer, I explained that Mahendra's wife taught us how to dress the sari. In addition to paying close attention, we recorded a video that I preferred to put in a separate entry so that it did not go unnoticed: What I had always asked about the sari and had not dared to ask: Where can I buy the sari?
China is evolving very quickly and the Beijing Olympics contributed to making this change meteoric. We have a good account of the new China in the Dongchen district and especially in the surroundings of Wangfujing Street, where we can find the most select and luxurious establishments in the city.
The truth is that in this temple the scenes of the first Tomb Raider movie were not filmed. They really filmed in Ta Prohm, another spectacular temple of the archaeological complex of Angkor. However, if you want to live an experience as adventurous as possible, your temple is Beng Maelea, the temple that we liked most about the trip to Cambodia.
During our trip to Vietnam and Cambodia we enter and leave Vietnam through Ho Chi Minh City. This city was not at all the one we liked most about the itinerary, but we could enjoy local cuisine in four different restaurants. When looking for where to eat, we ask people from Ho Chi Minh to recommend places and, now we want to share with you.
We continue with the stories of the 9-day trip to the Maldives. This time we hurried the last hours on the island of Vilamendhoo before leaving for the last island of our trip: Meeru Island Resort. That was our last morning in Vilamendhoo and we knew that a piece of our hearts would stay there.
We bring you a new account of the 9-day trip to the Maldives. On this occasion, after the intense day of snorkeling with whale sharks the previous day, we get back on a boat but this time to swim with manta rays and turtles in the Maldives. When the alarm rang at seven in the morning I couldn't with my body.
We continue with the stories of the 9-day trip to the Maldives. On this occasion we explain a very intense day in which we spend in the water most of the time. In addition to the snorkel with whale sharks we made a night dive that did not leave us indifferent ... prepared? At half past five the alarm rang.
We continue with the stories of the 9-day trip to the Maldives. On this occasion, we spent the first day snorkeling at the Kuredu Island Resort and discovered that there is much to do in the Maldives. That morning we woke up soon. About seven o'clock in the morning it was totally daytime and from our villa you could hear the waves breaking on the beach, which was just a few meters from the bed.
New account of the 9-day trip to the Maldives. This time we spent our last hours at Kuredu Island Resort and in the middle of the morning we left for a new island in the Maldives. Here we tell you the arrival at Vilamendhoo Island Resort. It seemed to be a habit, but that morning we got up at six in the morning to take a dip in the beach.
We continue with the stories of the 9-day trip to the Maldives and in this case we explore the island further and see what other activities can be done at Kuredu Island Resort. Who says there is not much to do in the Maldives? Well, myself a few days before going to the Maldives. Being a beach destination, I thought it wouldn't be made for me, since I don't like to make "the croquette."
We bring you a new delivery of the trip to the imperial capitals of China. In the previous story we explain our arrival to Xi'an from Pingyao, and this time we continue our journey through China visiting the star attraction of Xi'an: the incredible terracotta warriors. Although the terracotta warriors have given Xi'an a worldwide fame, they are not in the city proper, but an hour by bus.
We finish the stories of the trip of girls to the Maldives. This time we explain our last day at Meeru Island Resort. That night we slept with the windows open. We do not always have the possibility of sleeping in a water villa and we wanted to wake up to the sound of the sea. We woke up with the first rays of the sun and went to breakfast.
We continue with the stories of the trip to China we made in summer 2012. In this story we will continue with the visit to the beautiful walled city of Pingyao to take a bus to Xi'an at noon. Do you want to know what to see and what to do in Pingyao? Do not miss the story! That morning he had to get up early.
We continue with the story of the trip to China we made in August 2012. On this occasion, we left behind the city of Datong to travel to the picturesque Pingyao, a world heritage city. That day it was time to get up early, because at 7:45 we left our train from Datong station to Pingyao and, seeing the success we had had with the city taxi drivers, we wanted to go ahead.
Our 15-day trip to China continues, and as the day before we lost most of the day looking for the hotel, that day it was time to tighten the itinerary to see the two wonders near Datong: the Yungang caves and the hanging temple. It was a can have wasted time looking for the hostel the day before.
The Great Wall of China began to be built over 2000 years ago during the Qin dynasty, under the reign of Emperor Qin Shi Guan. It started being different walls built by several independent kingdoms to stop the attacks of the northern nomads. However, over time they ended up joining a single large wall whose construction required hundreds of thousands of workers, mostly political prisoners.
Many years ago, I went to see a Taiwanese film in its original version: Tiger and Dragon. Almost at the beginning of the movie, when Yu Shu Lien arrives in Beijing to deliver the celestial sword to the duke, there is a scene where they enter the Forbidden City and an impressive panoramic view of the imperial palace is seen in its era of maximum splendor.
At four in the morning, the room service knocked on the door promptly to bring us a breakfast prepared especially for us. At six we left our flight to Amritsar, where we were going to spend a night to return to Delhi, so we left our bags at the hotel and prepared a backpack for those two days of travel.
That morning we woke up calmly after the hangover of emotions provided by dinner at Mahendra's house. Dilip diligently prepared breakfast for us and we ate without haste with the views of the city at our feet. Taking advantage of the fact that we finally had the punjabis made, we set out to visit the most famous Jaisalmer havelis, which are outside the palace walls.
That morning I played early, because we only had 6 hours to visit Jodhpur. I don't know why we gave ourselves so little time for it, but then I realized that this was one of the great mistakes of the trip: wanting to cover more than sensibly advisable. At seven o'clock we get up and have breakfast a while later.
The easiest way to go from Bundi to Jaipur is by car. But we did not take this into account when we bought the train tickets to and from there. The last train of the day to Jaipur left at twelve, arrived at four in the afternoon and left us at the station for about eight hours waiting for our night train to Jaisalmer.