Monday, March 7, 2011

India


 21 days of travel is too much for me to write about in a blog, so I'm just going to share some of my favorite photos and videos from the 750ish that we took. The first two weeks I was with an organized group through GAP Adventures with my friend Maureen, and the last week it was just my husband and I. Due to my group trip being sold out while my husband was on tour in Europe with his band, he wasn't able to join me the first two weeks, but we did manage to meet up in cities as we were sharing the same itinerary.

The last week he and I were going to attend a wedding in Ahmedabad (on my birthday), but unfortunately, that's when "Delhi Belly" struck us both down. When you go to India, it's not "if" you get food poisoning, it's "when". Aside from the last week being completely  messed up because of the illness, it was an amazing trip.


I was excited!

Humayun's tomb in Delhi
fyi the gray skies are not due to bad weather and cloud cover: it's pollution. So sad. 


 
On the grounds of Humayun's tomb in Delhi


 A family celebrating their son's marriage that day. They were on our train from Delhi to Agra and he was going to meet his bride



There is a reason it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is magnificent!


One of our many "Eat, Pray, Love" moments. There were a few on this trip.


Itimad-ub-Daulah's Tomb in Agra. aka the "Baby Taj" because westerners can't pronouce its name.


Me and Maureen

  Zen.

 
Tuk-Tuk ride through the streets


Intently shopping in Jaipur. Yes, I haggled, and yes, I still got ripped off. A lot.

The Amber Palace and Fort in Jaipur. Yes, that's its real name.





The most romantic city in India: Udaipur










Sunrise at Savitri Temple overlooking one of the oldest cities in India: Pushkar. 



Giddy-up!


Jain Temple in Rajasthan

Goa


Edited this post to add: while our photos are our happy memories of the trip, THIS is what a photographer's perspective of India looks like. Becker's photos are so beautiful and truly capture the colors, textures, and feeling of the country! Looking at his pictures I feel like I'm back there.

13 comments:

A Los Angeles Love said...

Oh my goodness. I am entirely jealous and happy for you all at once. I want to jump into all these photos and experience them myself. Thank you for sharing!

ebelllosangeles said...

Wow! I can only imagine what you didn't put in this blog post!! What a whirlwind of senses and memories! Congrats and welcome home!
~Meliss

Cat said...

Amazing!!

andie green said...

amazing! looks like such an incredible experience!

elizainhollywood.com said...

Your photos are stunning and they really capture the essence of India.

Inna said...

Amazing pictures!

Molly said...

It sure looks majestic. And all that smog does make for a remarkable sunset!

Mr Frostings said...

What great pics of a trip that must have been just as amazing!

Wendy said...

These all look so wonderful! Welcome home!

sandra said...

Amazing! Thanks for sharing. On to the next adventure! :)

Amber Events said...

Thanks for all of your sweet comments, everyone! It was an amazing experience!

Barbra said...

I LOVE the 'gidy up' shot!!
I LOVE my scarf!!
Love, MOM

Krista Mason Photography said...

oh! IT looks so amazing and like you had the best time ever!!! Hope you are glad you took the time off!