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26 year old Canadian, Dutch resident travelling to every country in the world (111 so far) to become the first Canadian female to visit them all. Bestselling travel AUTHOR and founder of popular #TRLT Twitter chat.
India is a whirl of magic and chaos. Aromas, delicious and putrid hit you like a brick in the face. Colours bright, bold and glittering wash over you in a wave as you walk the streets. Traffic is an ever-changing, waving sea around you. Tuktuks, pedestrians, rickety bicycles, lazing cows, yellow taxi cabs, overloaded buses, motorcycles and stray dogs weave in and out amongst each other. Spicy, sweet, salty and tangy flavours are in constant competition on your tongue as you indulge in 5-star street food.
I am currently working on the third volume in the Sihpromatum Series, “Rusty Tracks and Booby Traps” and honestly am having the hardest time capturing our five months there because India is such an intense, fantastic, unique, busy place, there’s no way to capture it in words, place! Enjoy this photo essay, it will give you a slight taste of what INDIA has to offer!
Gadsisar Lake Jaisalmer in the Middle of the Thar Desert
Sadly there are many overcrowded places covered in filth in India. This scene is from Dehli
We loved the calm quietness of Puri on the East Coast.
Wash day in Jaipur (Also known as the Pink City)
Going back in time. Kolkata
Time for a little afternoon nap. Kolkata
Taj Mahal built in 1632
Ammon’s favourite food is all you can eat 75 cent Thali. The best part is it was everywhere.
This is not an uncommon scene.
Jaisalmer in the Thar Desert
Looking down on the Kailasanatha. It is a megalith carved out of one single rock. Ellora
Do you see anything odd with this photo? Bodhgaya
Helping the camels get a little extra lunch. Thar Desert
River Tungabhadra runs through Hampi and its such a beauty
You gotta love the wheels on that cart. Bikaner
Children in Darjeeling
The desert is cold in the early mornings. But that doesn’t stop us from our 3 day trek
Up in the Himalayans near Darjeeling the Yak is a very helpful animal.
Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur
Looking over the city of Jaisalmer
Ammon enjoying a very close shave in Varanasi
On the crowded bus from Hospit to Hampi. Can you see Ammon?
Now this is an electrician’s nightmare.
Diwali is a 5 day festival.
Random entertainment in the streets of Kolkata
Thar Desert in Rajashan
Wash day in Udaipur (also known as the White City)
The Rat Temple in Deshnok is where it is good luck to have the holy rats run over your feet.
That is an interesting paint brush.
Busy life in the city of Mysore
We found this character at the Golden Temple in Amritsar
We came across these colourful children in the middle of the Thar Desert while on our trek.
Rickshaw drivers waiting for work. Kolkata
One of our favourite places in India was Hampi.
This guy was our favorite cook on the street. We ate here everyday and sat on the curb with many others while in Kolkata
Fields of tea in Darjeeling where they make some of the best Tea in the world
Children playing on the railway tracks. Mumbai
Victoria Memorial was built in the early 1900s and dedicated to Queen Victoria. Kolkuta
A holy man in Hindu is called a Sadhu. Varinasi
Orcha has wonderful ruins to climb through.
Jodphur known as the blue city.
Not to sure if i trust this job.
Mysore Palace in Mysore was the home
of the ruling royal family the Wodeyars from 1399 to 1950.
Holy cows also enjoy Market day
Some of the amazingly intricate caveings on the Jain Temples in Halebid
Yes we do need to cross that.
We rode many buses and trains in our 5 months in India. Kolkata
Stay tuned for more #FridayFotos. Next week is Indonesia