Our fifth touristic season is starting well at Friends in Khajuraho, and we have been having some really fun people round – a lot of French speakers, thanks to Guide du Routard and Petit Futé!
Every year we paint and clean the entire house before Diwali, as it is traditional for most people in India. It is a lot of hard work, but there is so much dust around here that after a while things get really grubby underneath beds and at the back of forgotten drawers! It is a great feeling to start each season afresh and to renew energies!
And so here is a picture of our new facade, beautiful and clean! Our signs have been painted again as well.
Below is a blog post about Khajuraho, beautifully written and with some mesmerising photos! It is also mentioning our homestay. It is signed by one of our Indian guests, Chetan!
Just a photo with our latest guest, Anirudh from Chennai
Dear readers, guests and friends,
With the launch of our new website we have decided that we will be blogging from time to time – about our life, about Khajuraho, about India, about travelling, let’s see.
For a first post, we are sharing with you our collection of photos of what can be seen “only in India”. Because as we all know, India is INCREDIBLE !
Car wreck in Agra (Aug. 2005)
Traffic in Jaipur (August 2005)
Contrast in Colaba (Mumbai, Nov. 2007)
Cow on a Goan beach (Nov. 2007)
Vegetarian mess in Trivandrum, Kerala (Nov. 2007)
Electrical work in Khajuraho (Mar. 2008)
Disgusting insects called ‘dirties’ in Hindi, which grow in cow-shit (!) after the rain during monsoon, fall off the sky and into your shirt in the evening, die the next morning (what a shit life!), smell horrible when you touch or walk on them (once I was having dinner out and one fell on my pizza and I ate it; it tasted like it smelled!), and loooove to gather in lightened areas (needless to say most people, shops etc. switch off their lights in the evening and Khajuraho is DARK at this time, but somehow this hotel was still full-lit; urk! (Yes, all that!) Khajuraho; Jul. 2008
Peacock on motorbike (Khajuraho, Jul. 2008)
The worse Varanasi bus, ever! Aug. 2008
Pour le francophones (Varanasi, Sep. 2008)
Monkey licking Coke off the floor (Varanasi, Mar.2009)
Hard work at grape stand (on the way to Chitrakoot, Mar. 2009)
Happy truck (Varanasi, Aug. 2009)
Rich-poor divide aat wedding (Varanasi, Dec. 2019)
Pour les francophones (Varanasi 2010)
Dog wearing fleece jacket (Varanasi, Jan. 2010)
Monkey on motorbike (Varanasi, Feb. 2014)
Monkey on cycle-rickshaw (Varanasi, Apr. 2014)
Bin full of paan spit (Khajuraho, Jul. 2014)
“Yes” bank sign on ATM (Delhi, Jul. 2014)
Bulb reparation (Khajuraho, Aug. 2014)
Making chapati under a bus (Varanasi, Sep. 2014)
It’s easy with sellotape! (Delhi, Nov. 2014)
Very tidy little shoe shop (Khajuraho, Nov. 2014)
High tech monks in Select Citywalk mall, Delhi, Mar. 2014)
Monkey on cow (Jaipur, Rajasthan, Nov. 2014)
A very fashionable nymph! (Khajuraho, Dec. 2014)
Quite handy to dry your underwear after shower! (Khajuraho, Jan. 2015)
Practical when you’re tired! (Khajuraho, May 2017)
We hope you enjoy our blog !