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Asia » India » Manipur May 1st 2019

Walking across a border usually feels a bit nostalgic. Sometimes it’s one big annoying time wasting bureaucratic experience. Most of the time it’s a little bit like in a time machine going from one timezone to another with just one step. Walking through the India Bangladesh friendship gate entering Meghalaya state in northeast India was easy, the border police and immigration officers on both sides were friendly, and although the actual time difference is only 30 minutes, it felt like going back to the future, with one step we immediately saw and felt the difference between the two countries. Meghalaya was the first of the four northeastern states, called the Seven Sisters, we would visit. Immediately we could not only see the difference with Bangladesh, but also with the rest of India. Meghalaya is predominately Christian, ... read more

Asia » India » Manipur November 12th 2015

Geo: 24.4975, 93.7779We decided that we would like to see the living root bridges and they were just down the road a bit, so off we went. Parked then walked down the path of 50 million steps.. well at least 600steps. Ant it was great, fantastic to see and climb on although a little springy. Then the 50 millions steps back up to the car. My butt looks great now.Back into the car and off towards Shilong to then head out East towards Imphal for an easy 400km drive….. 3 days later we arrived in Imphal. I thought we had already driven some really crap road until we started on National Highway 44 and 37. I guess the area was in conflict for a long time so the roads suffered… or should I say the pot ... read more
nice river
National Highway 44
Camp random

Asia » India » Manipur » Imphal April 22nd 2013

On avait lu que l'état de Manipur était le plus dangereux car il est proche de la Birmanie et il y a un trafic intense de drogues dans le coin. Mais comme le gouvernement indien avait arrêté d'imposer un permis spécial pour aller le visiter et comme Kohima était assez proche (et sans aéroport) nous avons décidé de descendre a Imphal, la capitale de Manipur, ou il y avait aussi un aéroport pour notre retour a Kolkatta. C'est bien vrai que la fortune aide les audacieux: oui, c'est un état dangereux car il y a beaucoup de groupes "underground" avec une intense activité terroriste (un chauffeur de camion a été assassiné le lendemain de notre arrivée, ce qui a provoqué une grève générale de proteste de la part de la population saturée de tels gestes et ... read more
Antoine et la vendeuse de pastek
Huguette et ses "copines"
Cornelia et sa nouvelle "famille"

Asia » India » Manipur January 25th 2012

E' sempre stato complicato viaggiare negli stati del Nord-Est indiano, entnicamente complessi e posizionati sullo scomodo confine con l'instabile Myanmar: gruppi di ribelli portano avanti rivolte armate contro tutto e contro tutti, trovando rifugio sicuro al di qua o al di la' del confine, a seconda del proprio paese di appartenenza; ma ora, grazie al miglioramento della situazione politica ed al riavvicinamento tra le due nazioni, le loro porte si sono improvvisamente spalancate e, dall'inizio del 2011, non sono piu' necessari i molteplici permessi che si dovevano ottenere per poterli visitare, ottenibili solo dopo una lunga trafila burocratica, pagando somme notevoli e dovendo sottostare a tutta una serie di condizioni, tra le quali un limite massimo di giorni di permanenza, il dover viaggiare in gruppo con una guida e, in particolare per il Nagaland, il dover ... read more
NH37, buon viaggio!
Manipur: natura selvaggia
Imphal: il centro

Asia » India » Manipur » Imphal December 28th 2008

hi all. ok so i'm in Chennai. did some sight seeing to some templles here. very nice but not as impressive as chichenitza -- if you must compare... it actually reminded me of tulum. near the water and all. funny story : i have alittle sunburn and one of the guys that works at the hotel (indian) was like what is going on with your arms its red. i said i'm sunburned. he looked at me funny. i guess they dont'get sunburned. mor eto come later. hungry. cheers. aims... read more

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