You don’t have to look far to find something picture worthy in India. From the bizarre, the beautiful, the unique or even the straight out dirty, India becomes a photographer’s (or Instagramer in this matter) paradise. Below are my Instagrams of India which I snapped over the 5 weeks we traveled from Kochi to Kolkata.
A quintessential stop on any tour through India, the Taj Mahal is supposed to be all it’s cracked up to be, and for some people, more. But it’s hard to not have expectations of something so hyped-up and touristy. As I entered through the red brick gates, I wasn’t overwhelmed with awe or shock, rather, […]
I was suspicious of the Aditya guesthouse manager before I even saw him. I didn’t like being called “friend” in an email when asking for room prices. I especially didn’t like him requesting me to like the guesthouse’s Facebook page before he sent the necessary information. Unfortunately, we were at a loss for budget options in Sawai Madhopur, […]
Two Canadians, two Germans, Simon and I bumped along in the back of the “Trotters Camel Safari” jeep as we headed off into the Thar desert. With turban in tow, Simon was certainly prepared but I felt slightly hesitant. The tour we chose was the “off the beaten path” option for our overnight camel safari with […]
I always knew I’d make it to India in my lifetime, but it was always a matter of ‘when’. Hearing stories about Hindu mythology, maharajas and ancient temples sparked my imagination but stories of dead body parts in the street, rampant flies and poverty made me think realistically. For a place as complicated, diverse and […]
When you hear the term “backwaters,” especially in India, images of slim infused water and plastic bag jellyfish enter the mind. Taking a tour of these backwaters sounds even more somber. I originally imagined floating through canals behind small houses on a small motorized and smoggy boat. Fortunately, the Keralan backwaters are nothing like that. Unfortunately, I think all the trash […]
After emptying a liter of gasoline with the few rupees we had in our pockets, I hopped on the back of the scooter and we darted off toward Siolim for our cooking class. We passed a few cows and dried out rice paddies while zipping past the slower motorbikes and cars in the process. From […]