Approximately one year has past since our epic adventure into India, and it is only now that I finally have the time to deal with the photo backlog. Tragically, the heat, moisture and dust contaminated my backup HD to the point of failure – leaving me with only the final 3 weeks of the trip […]Read more "Photo Archives – Delhi in a Day"
My feet are sore and filthy. Today is my last day in India, and it only seemed right to walk the streets of Delhi to revisit the places we saw four months ago and to explore some new ones. The idea was to finish off with the “real” India and after getting lost in the […]Read more "The End?"
Well I’m already about half way through my internship here in southern Andhra Pradesh and thought that maybe it was time for a quick update on my progress here. Basically, I spend my mornings roaming the countryside takings snaps of the things I encounter, all in the name of reviewing the wildlife monitoring program for […]Read more "Pre-Monsoon Heat in Andhra Pradesh – FES Update"
Big yellow taxi After our expensive entrance into the dirty little border town of Raxual, (see previous post,) we boarded a train heading east to the capital of West Bengal and the old colonial capital of India – Calcutta (Kolkata). Our arrival was yet another surreal 6am wakeup in unknown surroundings but we were quickly […]Read more "Kolkata to Kerala"
Pokhara to Kathmandu After the chaos and cacophony of India, Nepal is like a warm-bath dream. The people are warm and friendly with a never-ending Namasté on their lips. We were constantly approached by strangers hoping to try out their english and were asked thousands of versions of the simple questions with the same simple […]Read more "Nepal – The Rest"
Day 6 – ABC to Bamboo I awake at 6 to the sound of heavy mountaineering boots stomping by on the snow-covered boardwalk outside. I perform a well-practiced sleeping-bag change, grab my camera and step out in the brilliant morning alpenglow. The clouds are long-gone and the massive 8091m peak of Annapurna I is the […]Read more "Nepal – The Way Down"
The A/C in my train car is a welcome relief from the oppressive heat of early summer in Kerala and will finally allow me to write in comfort. It’s hard to believe, but two weeks ago we were shivering under blankets high in the Himalayas; now I can barely remember the sensation. I do, however, […]Read more "Nepal – The Way Up"
Uttar Pradesh (UP) is arguably the most influential and populous state in India, boasting well over 200 million people; however, this figure doesn’t even include the 20-40% of the population who don’t have the means to record births or deaths. In Aravind Adiga’s book “White Tiger”, he refers to the regions touched by the black […]Read more "The UP’s and Downs of India – Agra, Khajuraho & Varanasi"
Rajasthan is the westernmost state in India that borders both Pakistan and the Great That Desert and happens to be our next stop. For millennia, trade caravans have passed through and been taxed by the great forts of Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udiapur and Jaipur, and the only thing that seems to have changed in modern times […]Read more "Rajasthan – The Land of Kings (and touts)"
After returning to Delhi we turned around and headed back North by train up to the state of Punjab. The 8-hour train ride in the opposite direction of our continuing travels was a bit of a deterrent, but the promise of a Sikh Temple gilded with 75kg of pure gold and a high-kicking dance competition […]Read more "Amritsar – Punjab"