The beautiful costume of a Kathakali dancer

This week’s travel snap is of a Kathakali dancer in Kochi (formerly Cochin) Kerala. We were lucky enough to catch a performance of this classical indian dance/drama in our hotel on our last night in India after the most amazing few weeks exploring...
Photo Roulette Round 39: Local Character

Photo Roulette Round 39: Local Character

Last Sunday I woke up to glorious sunshine, made a cup of coffee and, as is my habit I’m afraid, checked my emails. I was delighted to see a post by Nomadbiba saying that I’d won the last round of Travel Photo Roulette (Sunshine) with this image taken just...
Dastkar

Dastkar

This week’s travel snap is an old photograph (taken on print film) at Dastkar, a women’s collective just outside the Ranthambore National Park in India. These wonderful ladies were busy making the most delightful clothes, tablecloths, napkins and wall...
Drifting along the backwaters of Kerala, India

Drifting along the backwaters of Kerala, India

Many years ago I spent a wonderful couple of days floating along the backwaters of Kerala on a converted rice boat. For hours I sat and simply watched the world go by. From my vantage point, I could observe everyday life in Kerala. Children going to school, women...
An invitation to dinner, deep in the Indian jungle

An invitation to dinner, deep in the Indian jungle

In 2005 I visited India for the second time, not long after the horrendous Boxing Day Tsunami. I was travelling with a small group led by an amazing friend of mine, Annie. She is addicted to India and has a knack of finding the loveliest, sometimes...

Jain temple at Ranakpur

Over 1444 marble pillars, carved in exquisite detail, support this beautiful 15th century Jain temple at Ranakpur, Rajasthan, India (50 miles north of Udaipur). It is said that it is impossible to count the pillars and that no two pillars are the same. I hope this...

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