In August, after a few hectic weeks of work, I went to Darjeeling for a few days to rest. We took a bus from Jaipur to Delhi, then a flight from Delhi to Siliguri, then a cab from Siliguri to Darjeeling. It was my first time in East India, and completely worth it! It was …
Ever since I arrived in India, I’ve made many friends and been to many farewells, seen many arrivals and departures. Whenever you arrive in a new place you feel like the outsider. You have no friends, you know nobody, and you keep listening to endless stories of people who once were here and now are …
I am very sorry I’ve been absent for such a long time. I thought that on my trip to Thailand it would have been easy to post, but of course that when you are travelling, every day is so tiresome that in the end you have no energy to write. Lesson learned. And finally, when …
Whenever you are at a different country, there are some subtle characteristics that only every day life will show you. I often have lunch at a restaurant next to the office, that has the picture below. I’ve been wanting to take a picture of this since I arrived in India (sorry for bad quality). To …
Lately, I’ve been talking to many people who are about to arrive in India, or who plan on coming here. This post was specially made for you, and for everyone else who plans on or who would like to know what it’s like to move to another country. Hopefully it will help you overcome the …
Last weekend was very touristic in Jaipur. Not only I went to the Birla Mandir, which I posted pictures previously, as I also went to Pink City and the Sound and Light Show at Amber Fort.
The weather in Jaipur is really pleasant these days. It’s not so hot, and in the evening it’s been a bit chilly, with beautiful clear starry skies. It’s a great time to check out this show placed just outside Amber Fort, which tells the 600 year (older than Brazil!) story of Amber Fort, in a spectacle of light and sound. Very good quality, and the view itself is already worth the visit. It costs 200 rupees, with daily sessions in English, at 6.30pm and Hindi, at 7.30pm.
I took the chance to test my new camera, taking pictures at night. Sadly, as I’m still a beginner at this photography thing, I couldn’t photograph properly all of the colorful lights, but the following pictures may give you an idea about the show.
Entrance to the Sound and Light Show at Amber Fort
Still learning to use my new camera.
A cockroach crawled on my hand when I was taking this picture. I still like to think it was worth it.
This weekend I finally went to a place I’ve been wanting to go since I arrived. It’s the Birla Mandir in Jaipur, a hindu temple made entirely in white marble. This temple was made in the late 1980′s by the Birla group, which built several temples in India. It’s devoted to Lord Vishnu (Narayan) and Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth. The curious part is that outside the temple, many historical characters and figures from all religions were carved in the white marble columns, including Socrates, Jesus Christ, Buddha and Confucius.
Check out the pictures:
Columns in marble
I love the contrast of the marble, the blue sky and the construction on the back of the photo.
In front of the temple
In front of the temple
One of the downsides of moving to another country is to be away from people you love. It’s very likely that eventually a very tricky question might pop up in your mind: “WHAT IF something happens to someone I love while I am gone?” Well, this week someone very close to me lost her father. …
Last week, on the way back from Nahargarh, we spotted a group of bulls on the road, with these lovely blue horns. In India, frequently you come across something different and unexpected just by walking around. This one even posed for the picture!
Blue is the new ivory.
Too cool for school.
If you’re a visual person like me, or a designer, India will blow your mind in many aspects. One of them is shoe design. Not only Indian shoes have different colors and shapes, but materials and embroidery make it a special treasure, and for insanely cheap prices.
In love with these colors!
Many combinations of materials, colors, embroideries…
Last night at around 2am I was inside a car with a few friends who were driving me to an unknown place. On a cold Monday night, just a few hours before having to go to work. We got out of the car, climbed up some stairs, walked through a village, climbed some more stairs, …
This morning I went to Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur with my friend Jatin, to enjoy the beautiful view of the city. I absolutely love clear autumn days, the light is so amazing!
Nahargarh Fort, in Jaipur
And the landscapes of Rajasthan are just breath-taking. Perfect morning. Check out all the pictures:
Stepwell at Nahargarh
Cow contemplating the view
I love empty roads!