Here’s a video I made of the trip to Goa, India, in January 2019. The video focuses on the good Indian food I was happy to experience. It will tell you the good foods to try out in case you’re travelling to Goa. Take a look –
My flight was through Delhi, so delicious hints from the Delhi domestic airport and Delhi international airport will also be shared.
The restaurants from South Goa featured in this video were Portofino, Sagar Kinara and German Bakery, in addition to some beach shack restaurants on the Goan beaches.
The video visits also in local shops and fruit stalls in South Goa and even a sweet shop in Margao, the capital of South Goa.
The Indian sweets mentioned in the video are milk cake, imarti and an extremely delicious velvety smooth Gulab Jammu from Kolkata that practically melts in your mouth when you take a bite. See, so that you know what a tasty Gulab Jammu looks like.
I was happy to notice that in some local shops in South Goa one was able to find some organic products also. Especially some nuts and atta. And also gluten-free atta made from quinoa. Combined with psyllium, one was able to make gluten-free rotis out of quinoa atta.
Another thing I was happy about was a South Indian dish poha, which was sold without unhealthy preservatives in the Indian domestic flight from Goa to Delhi.
Notice that this video comes with subtitles, which will give you more information in either English, Finnish or Swedish.
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What if it was possible to experience Taj Mahal in one minute – what should that experience have?
At least Taj Mahal at different times of the day – Taj Mahal at sunrise, in the middle of the day, Taj Mahal in the afternoon, Taj Mahal at sunset and Taj Mahal in the night time.
All this, and immediately in the beginning of the video below, you will see what Taj Mahal looks like before the sunrise, in the twilight, when in reality the Muslim prayer invitations are echoed outside, and how the first sun rays of the morning make the Taj Mahal dome roof glow.
You can also see how the Taj Mahal, known also as Taj-Bibi-ra-Rauza, the Garden-Tomb of the Taj Queen, looks like when seen from the Red Fort in Agra – That is where the ruler Shah Jahan spent his last years of life in prison, captured by his son, looking at the beautiful Taj Mahal. Mausoleum, built for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, as a symbol of eternal love. Historical writings tell us that Mumtaz Mahal, Arjumand Banu Begum by her birth name, had died in her 14th childbirth.
The video will also show brick-red gate walls flanking the park and fountain next to Taj Mahal. The main entrance for Taj Mahal park area is through the brick-red wall gate. In addition, you can see, for example, a red mosque building in the courtyard. The two other queens of Shan Jahan, living under the shadow of Mumtaz, where also buried in this area and have their tombs there.
From the video you can see how many tourists there are around Taj Mahal. Tourists from all over India and around the world have come to see this one of the world’s 7 miracles, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as is also the Red Fort, near Taj Mahal in Agra. Tourists walk in the mausoleum and around it with bare foot or recyclable shoe covers to keep the Taj Mahal’s marble floors clean and undamaged.
The first images of this video were photoshot in 2007 and this video has been shot in various occasions in winter as well as in summer time before the monsoon. During the winter months in January, people in Agra wore long-sleeved wool and top coats, but in the summer, short-sleeved kurta-shirts and saritops were common.
Taj Mahal literally dazzles its viewer while the sun is shining as the bright sun is reflected in so many different ways from the skilful walls of that building. You get some idea of the size of Taj Mahal when you look at the pictures of tourists in front of the Taj Mahal. This video Taj Mahal in one minute takes its viewer also very near of Taj Mahal, to the contact distance – you can see close-ups of Taj Mahal wall decorations and wall embossings.
You can also see what the environment of Taj Mahal looks like from inside the building – but Mumtaz Mahal’s and Shah Jahan’s marble tombstones within the mausoleum are left as a mystery to the viewer.
Taj Mahal was built on the banks of the Yamuna River in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, which is also seen on this video, and it took 11 years to build this mausoleum. The construction of the other buildings and the park surrounding the Taj Mahal continued for a few more years on top of that. What else in this world has been built for so long?
About Taj Mahal – experiences
Hardly any words can fully describe the architectural beauty of Taj Mahal. And even though the pictures tell a lot, they do not cover exhaustively the experience of Taj Mahal. Like how cold the Taj Mahal’s marble stone feels, how dazzling the marble is in the sunshine, how many shades of white can be found on the Taj Mahal’s surface, how beautiful is the aquamarine colour in the Taj Mahal’s fountain, how high is the Taj Mahal in relation to the adjacent Yamuna River and what kind of a great landscape opens up behind the Taj Mahal. Or how do the local inhabitants cool off by the Yamuna River during the summer heat.
Or how do you feel after a long journey, on a hot day in India, after all the challenges associated with traveling, when you are finally there in Agra. And after having paid the entrance fee to the Taj Mahal, and heading among other people towards the red arch through which you have to enter, you can finally see somewhere behind the people’s shoulders something dazzling white blinking, and when you go through the gate, all of this opens up to you –
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Today is the time for the Gokarn in one minute -video.
Gokarn is a small village in the state of Karnataka in the West coast of India and this video will show you many beautiful details from that Indian village.
In this short video you can see the beautiful nature and all the beaches in Gokarn. Those beaches are the main Gokarn Beach, Kudley Beach, Om Beach and the Paradise Beach.
You can see the local people, tourists and The Hindu pilgrims in the streets and beaches of Gokarn. The video will also show, what kind of cows and other animals can be met in the Gokarn village.
Experience the high hills, boat rides and beautiful sunsets together with the serenity, simplicity and colorfulness of Gokarn.
All this and more in less than one minute –
Video by Indivue.
Note: This video contains fast moving images, which may disturb the balance of the most sensitive viewer.
About the beaches in Gokarn
Gokarn Beach is easy to reach from the main village but for Kudley Beach you need to cross a high hill in order to reach there. For Om Beach you need to take rickshaw ride as well as to the Paradise Beach, but for the Paradise Beach you still need to walk rather long time in the midst of the forest in order to reach that beach. Alternatively you can go by a boat to any of these beaches.
Today you can see the traveller’s Amsterdam in one minute –
You can see the unique architecture of Amsterdam and the various boats and house boats during a lovely channel cruise.
You will also peak in the Red Light district during dark. During daylight you will see many nice street cafeterias of Amsterdam.
The video will also pop in the Van Gogh Museum which is one of the best sights in Amsterdam. Few other art districts and museums will also be seen, like a sex museum and Anne Frank -museum, with its 45 minute long queue.
You will find lots of people with bicycles and even bicycles with bicycles. Most of the people, including kids, ride bicycles without a helmet, like daredevils.
But what would a one minute video about Amsterdam be without tulips and other flowers – they cheer the rider on the railing of many bridges in Amsterdam, as you can see in the video.
Since 2005 Indivue has written, photographed and coded 8 inspirational digital opuses dealing with, among others: tourism, traveling and art both in India and in Europe.
These works are:
Travel Opus to India Opus has articles related to India, Indian cities, Indian culture and attractions, as well as Indian travel tips in both written and pictorial formats. The work is updated monthly.
Travel Opus to Goa Opus that includes blogged articles about Goa, Goan beaches, sights, and other Goa tips and travel experiences, and hundreds of other Goa-themed stuff with videos and photos from the past fourteen years, at least in Finnish. The work is updated monthly.
Travel Opus to Bollywood Travel Opus to Bollywood has featuring articles about Bollywood and Hindi-language Indian films, as well as movie reviews mainly in Finnish for over ten years, in addition to video and music samples. Travel Opus to Bollywood introduces Bollywood movies and their stars to it’s readers. The work is updated monthly.
You can read, watch and listen to all these digital Opuses, all of these eight works easily and for free. Find them from the links attached. When you subscribe INDIVUE and follow it on social media, you will be among the first ones to read all the updates to these opuses!
Here’s a video of traveller’s Paris in one minute.
See how it looks like from the top of the Eiffel Tower on a sunny summer day in almost 40 degrees celsius. See also what the Eiffel Tower looks like in the evening lights.
Find the famous architecture of Musee d’Orsay with some classic paintings, and find the famous Musee du Louvre and the lovely fountain there in the inner yard. It is a cool place to be during the summer heat.
Observe the scary but beautiful architecture of the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the famous church Sacre Coeur with the view from the stairs far over the city of Paris.
The fabulous Luxembourg Garden and the Arc de Triomphe, Avenue des Champs-Élysées and the cruise in the river Seine can also be fitted into this 1 minute video of Paris!
Video and photography by Indivue, music by YouTube.
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Note: The video contains fast moving images, which may shock the most sensitive viewer.
Today’s travel related panoramic photo is from Amsterdam.
It is about the queue for Anne Frank museum, which was actually a house where Anne Frank had lived hidden. The house was in its original condition and you had to walk some very narrow corridors there. After first queuing to get inside for half an hour. But, that’s the life of a tourist, and a travel blogger, wanting to get a glimpse of the past. Luckily they had some nice terraces by street in Amsterdam where you could get yourself a cup of tea with a freshly baked item.
Was the Anne Frank museum worth all the queuing, you might want to ask. I’d say yes, especially if you’re into time travelling.
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