The Kerala Blog Express trip wrapped up a few days ago and I’m now writing from Portugal, where I re-united with Romana and little Diego. The last leg of our Kerala road trip has seen us covering part of the districts of Thrissur, Wayanad, Calicut and Kochi. The highlights include having visited Kerala Kalamandalam, having eaten a real Kerala Sadya with my fingers (thanks Tarun for teaching me 🙂 ), having met and photographed an elderly tribal chief, having watched a Theyyam performance and a Kalaripayattu demonstration, and having been able to spend some time photographing the streets of Fort Cochin and Mattancherry. Read More
So much has happened since my last post that I don’t know where to start. We’ve been moving pretty fast and on a tight schedule – jumping on the bus in the morning (often rather early), travelling a few hours, stopping by to see a sight or a resort, jumping on the bus again, stopping to see more stuff, and so on.
Every evening we check-in at a new hotel and take our room, have dinner, a post-dinner chat or a beer when possible, and then (Wi-Fi permitting) some of us blog, skype with their families, catch up with their emails or read the news before going to sleep. Some times we all sleep in the same hotel, but most of the times we are divided into two groups whereby each group sleeps at a different hotel. Read More
Greetings from Kerala! It’s great to be in God’s own country once again. During these three days I’ve seen a bunch of cool luxury hotels, resorts and monuments. I fell in love (again) with the backwaters and I learned several things about the history and culture of Kerala. But the moments I enjoyed the most where those spent photographing fishermen on the beach, or people in the streets. Read More
As I said in my previous post, I recently got robbed and had to buy some brand-new camera equipment. While I loved my big digital reflex camera and its lenses (which got stolen), I hated their weight and size – way too much stuff to carry for someone who’s constantly on the move like me. So when I hit the market again (this time with a rather limited budget) I decided to go for a mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses. Backed up by some research and helped by some of my my friends’ opinions I ended up buying myself a Fujifilm X-E2. Read More