wow this place kicked my ass.. i actually cut my trip short from a month to only about 2 weeks. .
I did see some amazing things, but I really didnt like the people. .I thought they were really rude and annoying. . and India in general just got to me. .
I stated in Kolkota and had a few bad experiences with people so that just set off the trip on a bad note and I admit my attitude was a bit off. .
So in summation .. i really didnt enjoy my time there that much, but did see and experience some amazing things.. in India's defense I only did Kolkotta, Dehi, Agra, and Varanassi. .
My favorite part was the driving. . unreal . .soooo crazy. . i videoed a lot of my rides so after i put together a video ill share it with you guys..
Here are some pics
These people actually burrowed homes out of the local garbage dump. . really sad. . but they were so nice and smiling. .
The Slum doctor. . looks quite sterile. .as angry as they looked they were actually really excited for me to take their picture. . and were trying to pose all professional and serious. . it was funny. .
This is where they burned the bodies.... i witnessed like 10 bodies being burned. . its was intense
they believe that if ur body is cremated here u end the reincarnation cycle and finally reach Nirvana
The Taj. . im not into architecture or buildings but this place was amazing. . hard to explain why but really powerful building...I couldnt stop tasking pics
My neighbors for an 18 hour train ride. .they couldnt speak english so tyhey literally just stared at me for 13 hours and asked to shake my hand like 200 times. . as i sipped my Jack and cokes. .
real life little slumdog millionaire ....these kids start hustling at like 5 its really unbelievable
crazy bastards. .
View from my hotel
just thought this was a cool photo
clean chefs are overrated
Last edited by mcatt66; 22nd April 2010 at 03:48.
Nice pics mcatt.
She's built like a steakhouse, but she handles like a bistro!
Nice photos, good to see you putting your new camera to good use.
I always hate when people compliment my photos by saying "wow you have a nice camera."
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I really love the pics.
Seriously, great photos.
How much was that "hotel" and where was that?
Thanks for the compliments guys. . this was my first time using a professional camera DSLR...so Im still getting used to the different settings and what not. .
that was a hotel in Varanasi and I would def recommend it. . it was clean, and the owner was really nice. . good restaurant downstairs as well and internet. . It was called Hotel Divya. . and it was located in the Old City. . it cost 500 rupees. . but after spending 2 nights in kolkatta guesthouses @ 250 rupees.. i needed a decent place. . dont get ur laundry done in India. . my clothes smelt like smoke afterwards. .
Last edited by Cyrille; 22nd April 2010 at 02:30.
good snaps. have a renewed desire to see the place. am slightly obsessed with the food!
I'm everywhere you've never been and better than I've ever been
well, robi had good things to say - he came back a couple of days ago. his thai other half too. i dunno, i have heard that good scran is hard to find.
pics should all work now. .
Oh I forgot - S. Indian breakfasts are great.
In fact S. Idian / Sri Lankan vegetarianism just makes perfect sense in every way.
Will be interesting to read robbi's take.
Hope I can get to see mcatt's pics at some point too.
fantastic pics, thanks a lot for sharing.
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Great pics... cheers, care to elaborate on hoe it kicked your ass?