Ask either of us about our favourite country, place or experience and India will be on the list. It’s a destination that we both know well, having notched up over fifty visits between us.
Despite this, India is the country we’ve written about in less detail in proportion to the amount of time we’ve spent there. We liken India to a drug addiction (not that either of us has experience of that!) – when we’re there, it can drive us crazy but as soon as we leave, we have a craving to go back for more! We are long overdue a fix!
India is one of the most diverse countries on the planet and we’ve seen a lot of it – from Kashmir in the Himalayan mountains to Kanyakumari, India’s most southerly point.
As their name, Himalayan marmots, would suggest these cute bundles of fur can be found in the alpine grasslands of the Himalayas and on the Tibetan Plateau.
Tibetan monks in India. The small town of Bylakuppe, 82km from Mysore, is home to the largest Tibetan settlement in Southern India.
Dedicated to the memory of Queen Vic, the Victoria Memorial Kolkata is as synonymous with the city as Mother Teresa and the ‘black hole’.
The Characteristics of an Auto Rickshaw: Slow and sometimes uncomfortable, the auto rickshaw is as synonymous with Asia as rice paddies and noodle soup.
In celebration of World Smile Day, a photo essay featuring some of the smiling faces we have encountered during our travels around Asia.
Images of rush hour on the trains India style. Major Indian railway stations are often pretty busy and over the years we had become used to navigating them.
Cycle rickshaws: An Asian institution. Developed in the 1880s they are still a common sight in many Asian countries; cyclo rickshaws are an icon in Asia.
Kirsty took this photo of a Bengal tiger when she went on a work trip to India to visit some of the national parks including, Bandhavgarh National Park.
A photo essay of doors and doorways from around the world. We like to photograph doors – they can be full of character and don’t move out of shot.
Photographs of happy Hindu pilgrims in Varanasi. This Indian city is always a sensory assault and our visit following the Kumbh Mela was no exception.
A photo essay of our 2013 year of travels. This year we explored a lot of Asia and in this post we highlight some of our favourite photographs of the year.
Today, 30 November, marks the 5 year anniversary of us leaving our life in the UK. Here are some of our favourite memories from five years of travel.
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