You know that expression 'an assault on the senses' ?
Yeah, of course you do. I knew you would. That expression could only have been coined for one place as far as I'm concerned - a place that so completely hyper-stimulates every one of your senses that you either get completely high on it or just want to drop to your knees and beg for mercy. And stomach medicine.
Nearly two years ago, Dan and I went to India. It was Dan's first trip out of Australia and, honestly, who knows why I thought India would be a good introduction to overseas travel for him.
He was only allowed 14 days off work, so it was a whirlwind trip. A trip we simultaneously loved and loathed almost in equal measures, depending on the day.
India is such a joy for anyone even vaguely interested in photography. I shot nearly 1,000 frames in two weeks and this was after realising I had to show a bit of restraint or I'd run out of memory cards.
The photo opportunities were why I wanted to go, actually. Well, that and I read Shantaram. I'm guessing Gregory David Roberts caused a fairly serious spike in travel to India after publishing that book. (Incidentally, if you haven't read it you really, REALLY should.)
Today I was sorting through my photos and decided to post a few of my favourites. They were mostly taken around Kerala. A couple were in Mumbai and Delhi.