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
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