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Mr.M Travel Diary: How Traveling Can Change Your Life?

My dear travellers, how are you today? I really hope you are in the perfect mood and you’re ready for a new post. In the previous post, I asked you for advice about blog content, as we will have little difficulty doing business in the tourism industry. Due to the spread of the Corona virus, world-class tourism will have great consequences as well as other services. For today, I have prepared for you a special post in which I will compare 4 destinations that are somehow “related”.

Travel is itself a great gift that life gives us and when we have the opportunity to explore new cultures and connect with other people. Whether it is a classic tourist trip or a business trip, the journey itself provides an opportunity to expand our knowledge and perspectives that will allow us to more easily to accept some of the new changes that are being imposed on us over time. Man is a social being who tries his best to feed his curious side, and scientists have confirmed that travel is the best “soul food”.

When it comes to travel, it is not the destination that matters, but the company you choose as your travel companions, because you mostly do not go alone. The destination is completely irrelevant, it can also be something in your immediate vicinity of where you live, to some of the farthest points on Earth. The possibilities are great, the question is what are your personal interests.

INDIA

The first destination I decided to write you some of my impressions on today is far away country called India. I had the opportunity to visit this unusual and populous country in Asia two years ago, in 2018, when I was selected by thousands of bloggers from all over the world to visit this amazing country. At that moment, I was really excited and fulfilled with both business and emotional sides. Firstly, it was a great honor for me to be selected from so many bloggers in the world and to organize my trip in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of India. On the other hand, I fulfilled my biggest childhood dream and I visited the country about I heard the stories of my father who visited India many times.

I always dreamed of visiting the famous Taj Mahal and seeing the “River of Life” – the Ganges River flowing through the most famous historical city – Varanasi. As financial situation in the Balkan region is on average, poor level, most people only dream of going to India once for the lifetime or stay dreaming visiting this country. I was fortunate enough to fulfill my dream and embark on an incredible journey that I am sure would honestly not be able to raise money on my own and provide this kind of adventure which worth few thousands of dollars.

This trip was special because I was able to discover all the beauties of the Golden Triangle in India, thanks to the National Railways of the Republic of India, which helped me get in touch with the management of the Maharaja’s Express, a train everyone says is a “5 stars hotel on the wheels ”. Their team was carefully listening to my ideas and they were fulfilled my wishes so we made an unusual trip where we added a little more cities in their itinerary and I’ve got an unusual and magical trip through India.

It was my first long distance trip where I had the opportunity to get to know a whole new culture and to get to know the beauties of one of the most populous countries in the world – India. For 12 days of unusual train journey, we toured the quaint cities in the heart of India every day, and on this occasion I made a lot of interesting stories which I shared with you on the blog in 2018. It was a journey that fulfilled my childhood dreams, on the other hand I was extremely proud because I came to India for my dedicated blog work.

I think that everyone should visit India at least once in your lifetime just to see the beauty of the diversity of cultures and that Hindu culture may be far away to us, but at heart we will understand each others. Of course, it is necessary to save enough money to be able to feel the magic of this country and I think that for 1200 to 1500 euros you can buy plane tickets when airlines have some special fare sales and for that budget you can also provide decent accommodation and visit some of the most famous sights in India.

With pocket money you will need about 1800 to 2000 euros for a trip like this. When it comes to far distant destinations, most of the budget is spent on airline tickets while accommodation, food and basic necessities are not that expensive. That is why it is important to take advantage of the special actions that airlines occasionally carry out and by buying tickets to distant destinations like India.

At the very end of this remarkable adventure, I had the opportunity to visit the city of Varanasi, through which passes the “river of life” – the Ganges, which is of great mythical importance to the Indians. This is not an ordinary city, this is a place where the deity Shiva meets the Mother of Ganges daily. Hundreds of dead people are being burned here every day, who in this way get rid of the classical cycle of life and go to a holy place. It may be a bit morbid for our European understanding and way of life, but for Hindu culture this is acceptable as a cult that have some special order of process of life in their country.

If you want to understand Hindu culture, it is necessary to go there without any prejudice. If you go with some initial negative attitude, you will not be able to understand and see the contrast and all the beauty and diversity of this unusual country. My advice is to book your ticket and when you have the ideal opportunity not to think too much and enjoy the beauty of this far away country.

Posts I wrote about India:

  1. India: Land of Smile and Happiness
  2. India: When Dreams Come True!
  3. India: Last Call For Varanasi
  4. India: Red is the Color of Joy (special fashion outfit post)

LAOS

A country that can be compared to India in some ways, not only do they share a place in Asia, but in both countries it is natural and their cultures are so unreal and different. When it comes to the size of these countries, it is impossible to compare, because Laos is one of the smallest countries in this part of the world.

No matter the size, this tiny green emerald of Asia can, due to its turbulent history and unusual culture, is great “rival” to India. This trip is a little fresher for me because this adventure was realised at the end of last year, in November 2019.

First when someone mentions Southeast Asia, the first associations are long and exhausting flights. Yes it is true, especially since you have to change several airports and flights to get to Laos, but when you step on the soil of this paradise of greenery you realize that it was all worth it. This is a land where you can rest all your senses. Unlike in India, Laos is for all lovers of nature and more peaceful tourism. Here you can come to really rest and learn something new about Lao culture and Buddhism in a completely different way.

It was a great honour for me to be one of the first bloggers in the world to have a chance to visit Laos in collaboration with the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism. The main goal of my visit was to promote Lao culture, traditions and their customs. I wanted to attend on their most important Buddhist religious festival, and a ministry team led by a minister made it a point to experience the beauty of sharing joy with others in mid-November when That Luang Festival is usually held.

In addition to the capital of Laos – Vientiane, I also had the opportunity to visit Luang Prabang, a city of great historical importance to the Lao people. It was once the “cradle” of the Lao kings and from there the influence spread to the rest of the country, until the role of the capital after the kingdom collapsed was officially assigned to Vientiane.

Laos is a country where you can explore the beauties and charms of untouched nature and learn some new historical facts about this part of the world. Believe me, no matter the size of this small country, it is all disproportionate to the injustice and fate of the Lao people throughout history.

In addition, you will learn more about their culture, traditions and religion. After this visit, I got a whole different view of the world with the help of the prism of truth that Buddhism gives you.

If you find the right guides to explain the essence of Buddhism and some of the basics of the rules and principles of this religion, you will understand some of life’s truths and injustices in life. Perhaps this will help you see your life problems from a whole new angle.

Posts I’ve shared with you about this beautiful country:

  1. Letters from Laos: Vientiane, the Lost Treasure of the Riverside of Mekong…
  2. Letters from Laos: That Luang – The Festival of Love and Sharing…
  3. Letters from Laos: Luang Prabang, a magical fairy tale about the land of 1000 elephants…
  4. Letters from Laos: Luang Prabang, the Historical Cradle of Lao Kings…
  5. Letters from Laos: Buddhism is the Heart, where all People can find Peace…

MOROCCO

Morocco is one of those countries in Africa that you fantasize about after seeing a movie or your favorite series. So it was the case with me when I dreamed about this country after I met her “cinematically” after I “saw” as a child in the last scenes of the famous movie “Original Sin” with Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas and the series “Forbidden Love”. Where, in addition to Marrakesh, who played the leading role, was somewhere between the city walls and forbidden the love of the beautiful Moroccan girl Jade and Lucas, the love of two young people who defied all laws.

According to my social channels, Morocco is the destination that has caused the most emotion in most of my readers. Honestly, the same was the case with me. For a while, I dreamed of visiting Morocco and feeling that mixture of Africa and Europe in French language. Morocco is a country that you cannot describe in just three words. It is a country of contrast and to which I have given the epithet “Sand Fairy Tale”.

Marrakech is a dream city and it was a cradle of inspiration from one of the greatest fashion virtuosos, who certainly marked the 20th century fashion and made a real way for French design and creation.

In addition to Marrakesh, the serenity of blue azure shades of blue brings an unusual city on the Atlantic coast. Esauira is a picturesque fishing town. Due to the climatic conditions, he was given the sympathetic nickname “Town of the Winds”.

There is a very interesting festival that is organized every year in the fall and is dedicated to all dragon lovers. I may not have had the opportunity to feel that adrenaline, but I did enjoy the beautiful pictures shown by the guides from the Tourist Organization of this incredible city.

I found out a few more interesting things about this quaint town. Did you know that this city used to be known as the Portuguese name Mogador, which in Berber means a wall, because Portuguese Mogador was strongly fortified. It was because of these walls that Esauira was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in Africa in 2001.

The reason for my visit to this unusual country was the Gnaoua World Music Festival, which is a musical treasure trove of elements of jazz, pop and rock music, and trying in every way to explore some new musical directions. An interesting event that brings together artists from all over the world with famous artists who are members of the Moroccan ethnic group of peoples better known as Gnaoua or Gnawa.

I will remember this trip for the incredible blue and sandy scenery and smiling faces of Moroccans. It is the people that sets each country apart, many people think it is irrelevant, but it is the people who help differentiate a particular country from the rest. Collective behavior depends on whether the state will receive a positive or negative “rating”.

I hope to have the opportunity to visit Morocco soon again and to continue my adventure where I left off. Morocco is one exceptional country that gives us a lot of opportunities and it has been a great pleasure for me to feature it on my blog.

Posts from Morocco that I shared with you during 2018:

  1. Letters from Morocco: My Incredible Adventure in Marrakesh
  2. Letters from Morocco: Essaouira, the Blue Diamond of Atlantic Ocean
  3. Letters from Morocco: Little Piece of Heaven in the Heart of Marrakesh
  4. Letters from Morocco: One Fashion Story from Essaouira

EGYPT

A country with a long and fascinating history that marked human existence. The cradle of a civilization dating back a little over 4500 years, whose history we had the opportunity to learn in primary and secondary schools. When you mention Egypt, the first association with this ancient civilization is the “eternal” monuments that are one of the seven wonders of the world – the pyramids.

As we approached Cairo, I couldn’t even imagine that I would get a chance to see those incredible sights located not far from Cairo on the Giza Plateau. Only when you land in Cairo and head to Giza do you realize how small a man is, but with great effort he can do great things. The pyramids are the result of human efforts to work a miracle for the “gods on earth” as the rulers and pharaohs enjoyed the reputation of mythical beings at that time.

In October 2019, I had the opportunity to visit the center of Hellenistic culture, Alexandria and the jewel of the Red Sea – Hurghada, in addition to Cairo and Giza. It was my honor and great pleasure to be the Destination Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt this year at the Belgrade International Tourism Fair held a few days ago in Belgrade.

42nd Belgrade Tourism Fair marked this year and I am glad that for the first time in many years, Egypt was the partner country of such a significant event in Serbia and the Balkan region as well.

I hope that after resolving this current situation with the Corona virus, it will bring things back to normal and that at least towards the end of this year, tourism will be a bit lively. Tourists have always been dear and welcome guests to this country in Africa, and I’m sure the Egyptians welcome us this year with open arms.

In addition to exceptional resorts and landscaped beaches, Egypt is also known for its many cultural monuments and archeological sites. If you have the time, make some plan to visit Alexandria, a city named after Alexander the Great, the greatest conqueror. An interesting anecdote is that Alexander never actually saw the city but continued his march, but was buried in Alexandria after his death.

Maybe Alexander the Great did not have the opportunity to see Alexandria, but he tried to arrange it in his own way, so he hired urban planners and architects who, based on his ideas, edited Alexandria.

Posts about Egypt I shared with you in 2019:

  1. Letters from Egypt: Story about Golden time of the Pharaoh’s Empire…
  2. Letters from Egypt: Lost Kingdom somewhere between priceless Treasures of Egyptian Museum in Cairo…
  3. Letters from Egypt: Alexandria, the City of the great Charm…
  4. Letters from Egypt: Hurghada, heaven Saphir of Red Sea…

My dear adventurers, once again we have come to the end of our first special post where I will share with you some of my personal experiences which I forgot to write you during posting regular blog posts. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! At the end of this post, I would like to thank my friends from airline companies and Tourism boards for all those incredible adventures. I hope we will continue our new adventures soon!

How do you like this post? Do you have some ideas? Would you like to see some other interesting reviews about destinations which I’ve already visited? Now is the perfect time to tell me and I will do my best to tell you everything about some destinations what I forgot to tell you before! 🙂

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

Best,
Mr.M

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Maharajas Express: Last Call For Varanasi

Hello guys, I’m sure you know the second part of this sentence – I hope you are good and you are ready for the new post. Today everyone is joking, some people just making jokes about my blogging. Why not, the laugh is good and healthy especially when we know that today is a day of joke – April Fools’ Day! I believe you have prepared some interesting pranks for today, just to break a daily boring monotony.

 

I’ve prepared something much better for you, I’m sure you know what it is – a new post! Today I will finish the series of posts about a magical journey through India. I feel some unusual kind of sadness, probably because of the end of a chapter of life, but there are memories and these wonderful pictures to remind me that I have achieved my biggest childhood dream.

 

 

Varanasi, the last city on the Maharajas Express trip, the city of Ganges and the city of souls. You probably know that Varanasi is famous for natural cremation on the banks of the river Ganges, but did you know that it is a city of silk and cashmere? You didn’t know that?! Now you will have the opportunity to find out more about this wonderful city. Let’s start!

 

 

Varanasi is the holiest Hindu city. It is located on the banks of Ganges word in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It represents the cultural and religious center for thousands of years and has therefore gained a flattering title that is one of the oldest cities in the world. The historians don’t have the exact information that how the city was created, but the legend says that the city was founded by God the Shiva. There happened a fight between the two supreme gods, Brahma and Shiva, and the succeeding combat resulted in one of the five heads of Brahma being torn off by Shiva.

 

 

It was a custom of the time that the victor carried the slain adversary’s head in his hand and let it hang down from his hand as an act of ignominy and a sign of his own bravery. A bridle was also put into the mouth. Shiva thus dishonored Brahma’s head, and kept it with him at all times. When he came to the city of Varanasi in this state, the hanging head of Brahma dropped from Shiva’s hand and disappeared in the ground. The land of Varanasi is therefore considered an extremely holy religious site. Because of this, most of people believe that bathing in this holy river helps people to be cleaned from all the sins.

 

 

On the other hand, the city has a very good position for trade, so today it’s one of the main trade centers in India. We had the opportunity to visit the oldest workshop made of all types of pashmina and silk items. For the first time in my life, I had a chance to see stuff and fashion accessories that I only had a chance to see in the Indian soap operas.

 

 

After enjoying in this unusual show of colors and beauty of the precious sarees (female garment from the Indian subcontinent), our friends from India’s Tourism Board and Maharajas Express, took us to a wonderful cruise where we had the opportunity to enjoy the sunset on the Ganges.

 

 

 

After this wonderful journey, I really started to look at India with other eyes, a country with a lot of prejudice, but a country with a completely different and rich culture and customs that everyone should come here at least once in your life and feel this incredible India. People in India will always welcome you with a smile and a open heart.

 

 

The Ganges is the river of life, the river of true love and eternal hopes, the real proof that life is a passing thing and that it needs to be used in the best possible way. There is sadness here when you pass by open crematoriums. A couple of hundred meters down the river are the stairs which are used by family members who had lost their beloved ones that day and they use stairs to go down to the river and to bathe in the river just to say last goodbye.

 

 

 

A very unusual ritual but very interesting and educational. After these sad scenes, you will have the opportunity to cheer yourself up with the most beautiful view on the world and simply say to yourself, “Yes, I finally came to India!” Don’t be disturbed by mosquitoes, just believe me that you will enjoy this cruise.

 

If you remember, I wrote today that India is a far-away country with rich culture and customs. Everyone should, at least once in life to visit this amazing country. I’m sure you will make some wonderful new memories that you will remember for the rest of your life.

 

 

I would have one little please for you. If you take your way to Varanasi sometime, make sure you  will buy few chocolate bars, it’s not really expensive. You wonder why I ask you to do this? This is because of the children which you will surely meet when you take your walk along the banks of Ganges. They love chocolate, but you know because of the financial possibilities they are not able to enjoy this sort of happiness as we have a chance every day then at least sometimes to buy for us or for beloved ones…

 

 

Well guys, we have come to the end of today’s post. I really hope that you enjoyed and you learned something new today. Right now I’m on the airport and I’m waiting to check in for my new destination! See you next week and you must promise me that you will do something fun today because today is the day for the pranks!

How did you like my Indian adventure? I would like to hear your opinion! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social networks, you can find on the CONTACT page.

We’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

 

 

This post is sponsored by Indian Tourism Board – Incredible India and Maharajas Express.

 

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India: Red is the Color of Joy

Hello everyone! I sincerely hope that you are well and you have used this weekend in the best possible way to relax and spend some time with your loved ones and close friends. This is my outfit post that I managed to do in India with the help of my dear colleagues bloggers. I finally succeeded to sum up my impressions from India. Memories from interesting adventures – journeys are remembered for a lifetime, and I wouldn’t do it without support of the Indian Tourism Board. This way I would like to thank them on this wonderful experience!

 

 

Red color is unique. A color that marks joy, love, and happiness. Red roses are pure classic, as well as a black dress, each woman will be happy and one simple red rose will make the most beautiful smile on face of every woman. Red color seems to be some sort of miracle! You maybe remember those of my posts with red details, where I always wrote to you how red color refresh every outfit and people look younger and elegant. ?

 

 

The love for bright colors was inspired by my mother who was always a supporter of a attitude that everyone could look nice and elegant in light colors such as white, beige and other bright colors…

Somtimes it’s good to change your life a little. It’s good to make some change, for start you can start with changing of color your clothes. Believe me, there are so many colors to discover. As I had a chance to visit India, I discovered many interesting things of color matching and how to combine some unusual colors. I learned many things from our guides from Maharaja’s Express. I was the only one blogger who writes about fashion so it was a big challenge for me to explore and feel a real India. Thank you!

 

 

Fortress Gwalior was a great place to make photos of this colorful outfit. One typical sunny afternoon… Yeah! This is India in February! I know that it will be a bit unusual for you to see this outfit on the blog because it is a little strange for this cold winter period. I’m sure that you will like it as I enjoyed while I was taking these photos for you in Gwalior. 🙂

 

 

I carry beautiful memories from India. When it was a time to go on the road I created a picture of India with a little help from internet, various videos on YouTube and of course the famous Indian soap operas. India is a much more than that. India is a country that has progressed a lot for a short time, but remained consistent with their culture, their customs. Some countries don’t need some huge progress because they would lose their “real face”, some things you just don’t need to be adapted to the modern age. India is a multifaceted country, the second after China, they maybe have problems with the economy and that is the phenomenon that is all around the world – Poverty, but today almost all countries in the world are struggling with that problem.

 

 

I would be happy to return to India again and stand behind my words that it is a land of smile and contrast. At least once in my life I would love to feel India’s charm and to see Taj Mahal. Who had the opportunity to visit India, I’m sure you understand my wishes! ?

 

 

We have come to the end of this post! I hope you enjoyed and that you liked my today’s outfit. I would like to hear your opinion and I just can’t wait to read your comments. If you have a question, comment, suggestion, or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as you have always been able to contact me via mail or social networks, you can find it on the CONTACT page.

Best,

Mr.M

 

 

OUTFIT

Jacket: Carolina Herrera

Sweater: Zara

Trousers: Zara

Sneakers: Tod’s

Camera: RX100 Mark V via Sony Deutschland

 

 

 

This post is sponsored by Indian Tourism Board – Incredible IndiaMaharaja’s ExpressCarolina Herrera i Tod’s (Diego Della Valle & C. S.A.P.A).
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India: When Dreams Come True!

Hello everyone! Welcome to my new post! I sincerely hope that you’ve been able to rest for the weekend and to “prepare” for the new working week. Last week I promised you a new post about my little adventure in India. Today has come a day to fulfill my promise and I write you impressions from a far, far country – India.

In the last post I wrote to you that India is a land of contrasts and smile. I’m happy to say that my greatest childhood dream was fulfilled, to see one of the seven miracles of the world – Taj Mahal! I have to admit that with my 25 years I wouldn’t succeed alone, since the average Serbian wallet can’t afford such a trip, but with the small help of the Indian Tourist Board#IncredibleIndia in cooperation with Maharaja’s Express, they have managed to fulfill my dream. Of all my heart, I thank the organizers of this magical journey, not only that they have fulfilled my greatest dream, but I have met new colleagues and made a new friends. Thank you!

 

 

Let’s start with today’s adventure! The second town that was planned to visit on our Maharaja’s Express was Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri is a town located in the area of Agra, specifically in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. He was the first planned city of the Mughal Empire, where the buildings are a mixture of Indian, Persian and Islamic architecture. Because of this, Fatehpur Sikri has been added to the UNESCO list of sites of historical importance in Asia and the Oceania. In addition to the city’s glamor, palace and of course the Jami Mosque are great tourist attractions that attract a large number of tourists each year to this lovely Indian city.

 

 

At every step you can find the remains of buildings that, unfortunately, have not resisted from the time, but some remains are preserved and if you are a fan of architecture I’m sure you will find additional reasons to visit this city!

 

 

Fatehpur Sikri is still surrounded by its original 6 km long wall on its three sides, while the fourth is covered with a vanished lake nowadays, but apart from the complexes of imperial buildings on the rugged cliff of the diameter, most of the city has disappeared. The architecture of the Imperial complex exudes Hindu and Jain styles dominating Islamic elements of architecture. There are a number of buildings that make up this complex, but some of the most important buildings are: Buland Darwaza – the largest portal in the complex, Jama Mosque – the oldest building in the whole complex, the Salim Chisti Mausoleum, Hall of the Private Audience and others.

 

 

I don’t know have you ever wonder how it’s possible that human strength and hands can do something so powerful and timeless… Maybe they are not buildings from a later period like Renaissance, but you have to admit that this style is magnificent! I loved it so much!

 

 

When you walk around these gorgeous halls and gardens, you just understand the concept of this luxury that Maharaja had enjoyed. The sunset is magnificent here! The way a man feels fulfilled, somehow all worries disappear for a moment. You don’t have time to think about everyday things that life can turn upside down!

 

 

After the Royal Complex, it was time to visit Jama Masjid, or Jama Mosque. Very unique building in this complex. There are certain records that prove this is perhaps the oldest building in the Fatehpur Sikri complex.

 

 

One more day it was slowly coming to an end, and bloggers were tired, but fortunate to have enough energy to board on the Maharaja Express and continue their journey!

 

 

Why did I mention a couple of times so far in the past post, and even in today’s post that Maharaja’s Express train I called the train of dreams? It is really a magical train that will give you a memorable trip for a lifetime. This is not a fairy tale, it’s the reality! The train that leads you to the largest jewels of India. You have to admit that there is not much opportunity in life to get to know a good incredible country like India. You should properly organize your time, use it right and of course enjoy in your adventure!

I talk tooo much, but good morning from the city of my dreams! Good morning from Agra! Some people call Agra – The City of Great Love, are you maybe wondering why? I believe you heard about the building of Taj Mahal. Do you know what that symbol is? I’m sure you know! – The symbol of Eternal Love!

 

 

White fairy tale! The Tomb of Mumtaz Mahal. Who was she? The young girl Arjumand Benu Begum, who was a wife of the famous Mughal emperor – Shah Jahan. Title Mumtaz Mahal (Crown of My Palace) was given due to the excessive love she had received from her husband. Mumtaz managed to make her husband happy with the 13 children, but unfortunately she died when she was giving birth to their 14th child.

Mumtaz had few last wishes, and one of them was that Shah Jahan wouldn’t marry again and to build her the biggest evidence of love that the world haven’t seen. So the magnificent Taj Mahal was built. It is a tomb of 36 kinds of white marble, 22,000 workers, who have worked hard for 22 years to build “The Palace of the Great Love”.

 

 

The Emperor Shah Jahan is with his beloved one and his soul has found peace in Taj Mahal, on the other hand Taj Mahal is now on the list of Seven Wonders of the World. Today, millions of people come from all over the world to see this amazing building. Until 3 weeks ago, I had only the memories of my father who was constantly describing Taj with his lovely stories and how many times he was able to see it while he was in India when he was young, many before I came to the world. There, 20 years later in my 25th year and maybe the 3th year of my blogging career I managed to see this building by my own! My dream is fulfilled now. You just have to believe in your dreams! One day they will become reality! Believe me!

 

 

I’m just sorry because I didn’t have more than those three hours to enjoy in the beauty of the Taj Mahal. The plan of the journey had to be respected, and I tried to satisfy my desire in those three hours and to take some photos of this White Palace called Taj Mahal.

 

 

After taking the photos, I was sitting on a famous bench where many famous personalities like Lady Diana – princess of the hearts of people in Great Britain, the present princesse, the Duchess of Cambridge – Kate Middleton and other royal family members and well-known politicians. I had a strange feeling, sitting in front of a building that is a tomb of a one woman and her family.

 

 

In the last post, I wrote that death in India only seems sad, but the Maharaja leaves after him the whole piece of art, just to show their size and luxury which they had for their lifetime. This monument is a bit different, it is the proof of the greatest love. I took advantage of the photographer’s services that followed us on the journey, so the picture came out like “Mom, here I am finally here! Do not worry, I’m fine! ” My mom just told me to look like one famous singer from his cover for his latest album. Mothers…

 

 

This is a monument of the real love, the last hope for all women on the world to remind that love really exists. Maybe your husband will not be able to build you this kind of proof of love, but let’s be realistic no more wealthy people on the world like this, but we can always show our love with some small gestures always. That’s why Taj Mahal is unique and maybe if you can afford to go in your lifetime once, just to feel that peace. It is very important to find that peace there and of course to enjoy art yourself. I did not mind a crowd of tourists who were pushing to make good pictures, I understood because I did it just a few minutes before them. I just sat on the bench and enjoyed the look, I did not feel hunger or thirst at all…

 

 

My sincere recommendation is that if you already have a chance to go to Agra and visit Taj Mahal, spend the night there and arrive the following day in Taj to feel the real oasis of peace and tranquility. I think Mumtaz is really proud that her eternal house has the most beautiful view of the world!

 

 

I would like you to write an interesting fact. As you know about the law of physics, when approaching certain objects or structures, they will enlarge to you, and of course they will look bigger and bigger to you. The Taj Mahal is a little different, there is an optical illusion! As you approach, Taj is “reducing” to you! Very interesting! As long as you don’t climb up the stairs and come in front of Taj itself you do not have the feeling of the true size of Taj itself.

 

 

My perfect morning is ended and Maharaja’s Express crew had to come back to their planned schedule! The next station – Gwalior! I will not say goodbye to Taj Mahal, but I’m looking forward to seeing you at least once in my life! Even with a walking stick or wheelchair, I promise I will come to see you again!

 

 

Fortress Gwalior is one of the largest and most beautiful ancient monument that can be found in the state of Madhya Pradesh, in Central India. The fortress is wonderful, not to mention the little ducks on mosaics on the wall of the fort.

 

 

This cute dog was so much funny and very jealous that we were trying to get some good pictures of the wall of the ducks, not of her. She simply decided to sit down and take her place in the picture! I had to make this picture to publish in my post because she was very kind and humble. She has  a good soul which is full of love for life and people.

 

 

Folks, that is all for today! We have come to the end of the second post in this small series of posts of my adventure from India. I sincerely hope you enjoyed my post and that you enjoyed India. I would like to thank you for the wonderful comments and messages you have written via email and social media. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

I would like to hear your impressions about this post! If you have a question, some comment, suggestion, or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as you have always been able to contact me via mail or social networks, you can find it on the CONTACT page.

In the next post you will se my outfit from India! And now I’ll go to prepare myself for ITB Berlin exhibition! See you!

 

Best,

Mr.M

 

 

This way I would like to thank my friends from the Indian Tourist Board and Maharaja’s Express team for a wonderful experience and I was pleased that I had the opportunity to meet a country like India. I am also grateful to my friends from Sony for the premium camera RX100 Mark V. This post was sponsored by the Government of India, the Tourism Board of India and the Maharaja’s Express luxury train.

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