Category Archives: Living in India

2015 year in review: from India to Croatia and beyond

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A year ago, during Christmas time, I was having a long, bumpy ride to Kerala. I rode an elephant, swam in the Arabic sea and used to start my mornings with a cup of chai. As I‘m writing this post, I sit in my childhood room back in Lithuania, the sky is grey, it‘s raining and cold outside. What a contrast! The days are running like crazy to the end and it‘s time to sum up what happened to me in 2015. I spent 9 out of 12 months abroad and added 6 new countries to my travel list.         Continue reading

My Top 3 travel destinations in India

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What I like the most about India is that every place is so different. India has a lot of issues and many people come back from this country swearing inside that they will never do it again. I had plenty of bad emotions there as well, but apart from that India is very rich in culture, history, nature and it is definitely worth to visit. Here‘s my Top 3 places I liked the most. Continue reading

Hiking in Rishikesh

It’s been five months since I’m in India and I find myself thinking more and more about home. What I miss the most is being invisible, being able just to walk down the street without thousands of curious eyes watching me. I am tired of chaos, noise and pollution in Indian streets. I miss proper order, cleanliness and freedom. As soon as you cross the threshold of the street – you can never be relaxed. That’s the kind of life is in here.  Continue reading

Auroville – a community for peace and harmony in the middle of Indian chaos

DSC_0997Utopian communities were extremely popular in XIX c., when people wanted to create a better world – free from social stratification, injustice and restrictions. However, most of them didn‘t last more than a few years.

Auroville, established in 1968 is a place where people from all over the world come to live, volunteer or just visit. The main values of this community is equality, diversity of all religions, nations, and peace. There are about 2500 people who can call themselves as Aurovillians, also you can find a lot of local Indians working here, international volunteers and tourists. Continue reading

On the road again: Hampi, temples and boulders

DSC_0790January was the last month of our internship at Niraj International School. I spent really nice time there, but I was eager to go out of Hyderabad as soon as possible and to explore other parts of India.

An auto rickshaw driver, which took us to the train station, instead of farewell said „Thank you for visiting my country“. That was probably the nicest thing I have ever heard from drivers in Hyderabad. He didn‘t know that our journey has just begun.  Continue reading