India by Motor Bike
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15 December 2017 till 8 January 2018 (24 days, 3.5 weeks). We rented a Royal Enfield Bullet 350 for 11+5.5=16.5 days and drove 1.565 km around the southern Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. We spent New Year’s Eve … Read More

Flight from Delhi to Moscow to Berlin
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Don’t do it here. We have 7 hours stop over in Delhi to do some souvenir shopping, so we take the airport express metro (50 Rupies, 7 Euro) to New Delhi Railway Station. Ugly random building. We had dinner at … Read More

Protected: Local Hindi Sign
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1.565 km with a Royal Enfield Bullet 350 in India
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During 16.5 days, we filled the reservoir 4 times and spent 3.200 Rupies (42 Euro) on petrol. The handbrake stopped working once because the brake fluid had disappeared. The remainders looked horribly old. The carburator was loose once so it … Read More

Lokamaleswaram to Kochi Airport and Flight to Delhi
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Goat porn on the way to the airport. Our hirer is late, so we leave the bike to go to the check-in. Our flight is delayed by 1 hour – so A. could meet him and do a last selfie. … Read More

Thrissur to Lokamaleswaram
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Going off-road towards the beach, we found many wooden and reed houses. We chatted nicely with this family. Father (57), mother, daughter (28), son (26) and grand-daughter (5). Their neighbors were fishermen and relatives. The temple chief came walking by … Read More

Coimbatore to Thrissur
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A. had too many spicy snacks (and beer) and no food the evening before. He felt bad when we started in Coimbatore. The plan was to go 114 km to Thrissur. After several stops to recover, A. had to pull … Read More

Pollachi to Coimbatore
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Look at this in India! Slips, Panties, Nightwear, etc. Fortune teller on the roadside. The bird came out of the cage and picked cards from the top of the pile until the fortune teller gave him a signal to hand … Read More

Valparai to Pollachi
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We had beers and fake Barcardi with Arun and Deepthi,  an Indian couple. He owns several companies and an African Twin. She is a medical doctor. They might visit us in Berlin. The picture shows how we felt the next … Read More

Cherai to Valparai
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Room service breakfast in our homestay on the beach. The room costs 1.500 Rupies (19.70 Euro) An elephant near a temple The party is over If there is empathy, there is poopathy Preaching can harm you and others Athirappilly Falls … Read More

Kochi to Cherai 
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The dog adopted us for New Year’s Eve. Someone in the hostel fitted the luminous horns. New Year’s was unspectacular. Fireworks for 5 minutes. Indians seem not to have money to waste. We decided to hit the road and not … Read More

Walking Around in Fort Kochi
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Waiting room? Sales job offer Trash Jewish quarter Workers from the dockyard going home Street art Santa Claus ready to be burnt at midnight “Look Me” says the spice market Spices being dried with the worker taking a nap Renew … Read More

Thodupzha to Kochi
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Christmas decoration in Kerala. There are really many christian churches in Kerala. Lovely setup, with burned trash. Barber at 80 Rupies (1.05 Euro). India beats many countries here! Jesus, enlightened Locals guided us on an old viaduct road Veg on … Read More

Smartphone Repaired!
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Hooray, Samsung Service Center in Kochi replaced the display, so my GalaxyS8 is working again. The 25 Dec 2017 track was still running and is now recovered.

Booze Shop
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We get better at finding them!

Strange Washing
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We saw these in several locations. And we did not yet find out what they are for. Hypothesis: Dry moist rice cake before baking it.

Driving Around on Small Roads
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We are leaving the mountain area towards Kochi. Seeking small roads to get some more feel about Kerala – and potentially find remote, poorer villages. But there are no poor villages. Pepper being dried next to the road. A well … Read More

Sweet Waiter-Owner
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The waiter kept standing next to us after bringing stuff, so I asked him to pose for a photo. It turned out he is the owner of the place. He even asked us about our opinion about the color of … Read More

No Wifi, But Beer
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The accomodation we finally found has no wifi. The mobile network showed “E” (edge, max 384 kbit/s) – too slow to enjoy. So we went for a walk and found “4G” holding the smartphone up. Use one-hand-standing mode for typing. … Read More

Rooftop Chair
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AFree spotted this

Lemon Tea, Apple, Cocoa
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We are offered these while waiting for her husband checking accomodations in the area. But: No.

Confusing Sign
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Accomodations are fully booked almost everywhere. We have to move again although we would have liked to stay one more night. We find places at 5000 Rupies and above. Nothing is below 2.500 Rupies. Don’t travel in high season in … Read More

Shopping in Adimali
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Finding the Samsung Service Center and the beer store.

Munnar to Anachal
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Changing stay because it could not be prolonged.

Buying Beer in Adimali
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Ask any male in the city where you can buy beer. They will know. In Adimali, we had to ask several times because we happened to be far from the place. The closer we got, going slow and looking around, … Read More

Buying Toothpaste
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You encounter communism in the details: Buying toothpaste in any random supermarket goes like this: Grab the toothpaste from the shelf. (Actually, a supermarket employee came after us “offering” a basket). Pay at clerk No. 1. Get receipt with all … Read More

Souvenir from Adimali
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Soooo many nice communist flags in Adimali… we honor communism and will put one of the flags in A’s living room.

Welding at the Beer Station
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Cables without plugs inserted into sockets.

Driving Around Near Munnar
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Actually, the road to Adimali (Samsung Service Center!) is very busy. Congestions in both directions due to the holiday season. This brings extra thrill to driving, since A. can overtake several cars at once when further down 2 busses try … Read More

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