India's enigma

In September 2022, Joseph travels to India again, this time for an extensive exploration of Rajasthan

India's enigma

In September 2022, Joseph travels to India again, this time for an extensive exploration of Rajasthan

India’s enigma

Chaotic and contrasting

India is a country that continues to fascinate. Those who like chaos like me, coordinated chaos, feel at home here. And the more often you visit it, the more it seems to stick. The contrasts there are enormous. In Delhi, for example, you can eat for less than a euro but you can also spend 350 euros per person.

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The same applies to vehicles, wildlife, buildings, history, art, music, film… From art deco neighborhoods to boisterous markets where one can buy and sell anything. Fresh wares in abundance and colors to infinity. “To compensate the grays,” we are told.

Our driver knows his way around. Of course it takes getting used to coming from a tiny country where everything is over-regulated and everything is patronized for the umpteenth time.

Blog Jozef India 2022
Blog Jozef India 2022

The heart of the supercontinent

This time I am visiting Rajasthan which is about ten times the size of the Netherlands. The largest city of state, Jaipur, is classified here as a small to medium-sized city. Population: 5.5 million. It is the heart of the supercontinent with a very tumultuous history of conflicts. It is steeped in architecture of forts and magnificent palaces. Beautiful country houses and impressive nature.

Blog Jozef India 2022
Blog Jozef India 2022

Wildlife galore

Although the national parks are small (due to population pressure) they are home to a wide variety of mammals, reptiles and birds. The monsoon is not over yet, it is the ideal time to be here. Temperatures doable and everything is green. Farmers are happy because good harvests were and are coming.

India prides itself on incredible service without feeling excessive. It comes from the heart, very naturally.

Blog Jozef India 2022
Blog Jozef India 2022
Blog Jozef India 2022

Fascinating and enigmatic

Mysterious, surprising India continues to fascinate often by the little things. Flashbacks come to mind at night. I think it is peculiar to us to solve and explain things. That is precisely what makes India so intriguing as a destination, because you can’t explain some facets and you don’t have to. There are many daily concerns that don’t keep an Indian awake, whereas with us there would be a war, so to speak.

The mystery remains, I love India.

Blog Jozef India 2022
Blog Jozef India 2022

Jozef Verbruggen

I started Untamed with passion and love for the unknown. I am still enthusiastic about the unknown, new accommodations, pushing your boundaries. I regularly travel to our destinations to taste, experience and discover for myself.Traveling is looking at what is happening around you, but also discovering yourself. It doesn't stop, the more you discover the more you want to know. Everyone prefers to travel in their own way. People, animals, landscapes, cultures; meet and discover. We are all different, which makes it so interesting to share “adventure of a lifetime” with others.

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