Q. Tell us a bit about yourselves.
We are Alberto and Marina from Spain. A few years ago, we decided to spend seven months travelling around Asia, and two months around South America. We quit our jobs, and since then, we have been sharing our adventures on Instagram. The name ‘viajaentusofa’ is a combination of words in Spanish that translates to ‘travel on your sofa’.
Q. What prompted you to come to India?
India has always been one of our dream destinations. Its culture, gastronomy, and architecture have fascinated us, so when we organised a trip around Asia, we could not miss the opportunity to visit the wonderful country.
Q. What was your first impression of India?
It was love at first sight! We landed in Jaipur first and absolutely loved the colours, smells, chaos of the city, and the cultural shock—all of which make India unique.
Q. What places did you visit in the country? Which one turned out to be your favourite?
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