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
A long time passed since I made a post on the blog. Unfortunately these last couple of months have been a bit stressful with a number of unfortunate events occurring in sequence, including the theft of 90% of my camera equipment during our trip to Kuala Lumpur. Yes, I’ve been robbed again, but fortunately (so to say) this time I didn’t lose any of my pictures and I still have my laptop and my data is safe. Because I couldn’t afford to stay without a camera for a long time, I made a quick decision and taking advantage of an offer, I bought myself a Fujifilm XE-2, which proved a great purchase (but I’ll write more about it in the next posts) although I still miss my big Canon from time to time.
Anyway, the negative spell seems to be fading out (although, please send me your positive energy 🙂 ) and I’m so excited to announce that Kerala Tourism recently picked me along with other 24 travel bloggers, writers and photographers, to be part of Kerala Blog Express. Read More
Once Amit and I left Gujarat, where I’d shot my Gujarati nomads project, we headed for Mount Abu, in Southern Rajasthan, on the way back home. It was late night when we arrived there and we couldn’t imagine it’d be so difficult for us to find decent accommodation for a reasonable rate. To our surprise hotels were rather overpriced and less than decent, so it took us a couple of hours before we realised that Mount Abu was no place for us and we hijacked our driver, Mr. Patel, towards Udaipur.
Both Amit and I knew Udaipur (I had been with Romana as part of our big trip in 2010), and we were 100% sure we would find a more welcoming environment in the so-called Lake City. We arrived in the morning and checked in at a nice hotel near the ghats – thanks to Amit who knows the guys, we got a good deal. We dropped our stuff in the room, but
During my recent trip to India, and before I headed to Gujarat for my nomads project, I had the opportunity to visit Jaisalmer, and the pleasure of staying at the hotel my friend manages: Nirmal Haveli. With the hotel located in a quiet area outside (but near) Jaisalmer old town, a comfortable, clean, finely-furnished room and a great cook in the hotel restaurant I couldn’t possibly ask for a nicer treatment.
Given the limited amount of time I had, I was indeed impatient to go to Gujarat and start shooting my project, but that didn’t stop me from visiting a couple of villages in the Thar desert (courtesy of mr. Singh, the hotel driver, AKA “mr. Singh desert king”) and go on a couple of photo-walks in town, along with a fellow solo traveller (who happened to be a photography enthusiast too). Read More