Jan and Petra with Rattan, August 2011

We’re just back from vacation and very excited! India is a bizarre country, where nothing seems to go according to rules. Before we went, we decided we wanted to have a completely new experience. Well, India surely delivered! What surprised us every day is the traffic: utter chaos. Oxes, horses, tractors, ghost riders, cars, buses, pedestrians, bicyclists, dogs, etc. all seem to function together according to a logic entirely incomprehensible to us.

This was a new experience to us every day. The best things we experienced were: the view on the city of Jaipur, Bharatpur National Park with a lot of beautiful birds and monkeys, the natural north with a view of the Himalaya at Kausani, and the parental village of our driver Rattan, where we saw a shaman at work.

In short, we had a great trip, also due to Rattan’s input. His commitment, humour, and professionalism transformed everything into an unforgettable experience. He was always willing to do anything and listened carefully to our wishes. Rattan, thank you!