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Travel Shot: Tea pickers near Darjeeling in India

Indian tea (a.k.a chai) - you gotta love it! It seems to us that just about everyone in India is partial to a nice cup of tea and when we visit, we are no exception. We’ve tried many varieties during our time in India - black tea, masala tea, Darjeeling tea, Assam tea...

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The Indian moustache … still very much in fashion

It seems sometimes that every post-puberty male in India has a moustache of some kind. One of my regular rituals when we visit the Subcontinent is to go the barbers and have a shave. It costs next to nothing and I love having someone else shave me. Cutthroat in hand,...

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Somewhere different… Mathura, India

Happy teenagers in the city of Krishna This trio of Indian teenagers rode up behind the jumbo auto rickshaw we were travelling in near Mathura, a medium-sized town close to Agra that is renowned as the birthplace of Lord Krishna. We smiled at each other and gave the...

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In photographs … Magnificent Ladakh

Images of Ladakh, one of India's most photogenic regions Isolated from the rest of the country for much of the year, the northern mountainous region of Ladakh is one of India’s most visually stunning locations and the place to visit for awe-inspiring Himalayan scenery...

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Suggested Itinerary: Three weeks in Bangladesh

ITINERARY SUMMARY  Dhaka - Barisal - Hularhat - Khulna - Sunderbans - Khulna - Kushtia - Rajshahi - Dhaka - Srimangal - Dhaka NOTHING will prepare you for the first time you head out onto the streets of Dhaka. It is one of the craziest cities on the planet. But, it...

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Northern India Itinerary: Delhi to Kolkata by train

ITINERARY SUMMARY  Delhi - Matura - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Lucknow - Varanasi - Bodh Gaya - Kolkata This itinerary is a great introduction to Northern India. Start with a few days exploring Delhi before taking the train to Agra. We would include an overnight or at...

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Faces of India – Allahabad

Portraits from our travels around India - Part I: Allahabad We’ve never been that great at taking portrait photos of people. I’m not talking about the technical skill of actually taking the photo, more the going up to someone and asking them if we can take their...

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Travel Shot | Expectant Faces at the Maha Kumbh Mela

This is one of my favourite shots of India. Even though it was taken at the Maha Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad in 2013 (which happened to be the largest gathering on earth and was attended by an estimated 80 and 100 million people over about a 5 week period), there...

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Postcards from the Past: Asia

This post is part two of a mini-series and features postcards I sent from my first backpacking adventures #backintheday. The first part included cards I sent from my first trip to Europe way back in 1988! This second part features my first independent travels to Asia,...

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