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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

India diary

Photography by me

YES! Finally I am able to show you the first few pictures of my trip to India. It feels like an unfair thing to do, leave the multiple hundred other pictures out of my blogpost, but I obviously understand that it wouldn't be possible showing them all to you! Therefore I decided to upload a few blogposts this week and next week (because NO, even though I have decided not to 'bore' you with two thousand pictures, I really can't pick only 20 pictures to show to you), so I can feed you with small portions of India fun!

A short travel summery of all the places in Northern India my family and I have seen in two weeks: 

- Jaipur
- Mandawa
- Agra
- Khajuraho
- Orcha
- Varanasi
- Delhi

Trying to explain what I have experienced in India is like trying to walk on one hand and one foot, it feels like an impossible thing to do. When I look the pictures I took I (to myself) can almost bring back the smell, but to really get across what India did to me is very difficult. I can proudly say that I have had the luck to visit many countries and experience many cultures, but India was something totally different. It is a whole unique world to itself. It did not look or feel like any place I have ever been. The heat, the amount of people, the smell, their language, the power of the Hindo religion, the colored sarees that the women wear, the dirt, the beautiful resorts amidst houses built out of trash, extreme poverty, and so many more things! In two weeks, I have never had to take on so many impressions and when I came back to Amsterdam I was actually more tired than before we left. Crazy right, considering it being a holiday trip? But gosh no, I wouldn't have missed it for the world! I feel that it is very important to experience the way other people in this world live, just to be able to reflect on your own life and maybe put things in a different perspective (or do I sounds really corny now?). So yes, even though there where times during those two weeks that I really just wanted my own bed, a good shower and some fresh air, I would definitely encourage people who are thinking of grabbing their bags to go to India.

Go for it!

P.S. More India pictures are on their way!

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At August 7, 2012 at 9:01 PM , Blogger Ruby said...

Oeh yes!!! Ik wil meer zien!! :)

At August 7, 2012 at 9:47 PM , Blogger Nena said...

Impressive pictures!

At August 7, 2012 at 10:13 PM , Blogger TuinWeelde said...

Wat een land is dat he. Voor mij was India de grootste cultuurshock EVER! X

At August 8, 2012 at 12:04 AM , Blogger Sabine said...

Thanks Nena! I will definitely upload more! :)

At August 8, 2012 at 12:06 AM , Blogger Sabine said...

Komt eraan! Nog heeeel eventjes geduld!

At August 8, 2012 at 12:10 AM , Blogger Sabine said...

Nou he? Te bizar! Maar we kunnen in ieder geval zeggen dat we het meegemaakt hebben! ;)

At August 8, 2012 at 9:49 AM , Anonymous Anotherfashionlover said...

Wat een mooie foto's! Ik zou ook echt nog eens naar India willen! Even een tipje: op sommige foto's is de horizon niet recht, misschien kun je op je camera zo'n raster instellen zodat je ziet of je je camera recht houdt :)

At August 8, 2012 at 11:34 AM , Blogger Billie Rose said...

Prachtige foto's liefje!! X

At August 8, 2012 at 12:39 PM , Anonymous Daniella said...

Love these pictures!! Going to India must be an incredible expierence. Their way of life must different in so many ways, that can only be very interesting and intriguing :)

Take care, Daniella xox

At August 8, 2012 at 11:21 PM , Blogger Sabine said...

Moet je ook echt een keer doen! Is een hele beleving! Dankjewel voor de tip! Ik zal er de volgende keer eens op letten, kijken wat ik daarmee kan doen. Gelukkig is het in India een rommeltje en loopt alles schots en scheef, dat heeft me dan wel gered! ;)

At August 8, 2012 at 11:25 PM , Blogger Sabine said...

It really was! It was a crazy experience, but really worthwhile!

At August 10, 2012 at 3:17 AM , Blogger Clara Turbay said...

love it, it´s simple and nice.

At August 10, 2012 at 6:19 PM , Blogger Stephanie Helena said...

Mooie foto's! x

At August 20, 2012 at 5:48 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Sabine!!
Ik kwam via via op je blog, echt een super leuke blog heb je! Ben benieuwd naar je volgende posts!
Mooie foto's uit India! Ik zit op dit moment nog in India voor 1.5 week. Vind wel fijn om zo weer naar Amsterdam te gaan na 2 maanden hier!

Ik ben net ook een blog begonnen, als je zin hebt om een kijkje te nemen: ;-)

Liefs Annewil

At August 22, 2012 at 12:45 PM , Blogger Sabine said...

Hi! Wat lief van je! Zulke reacties zijn natuurlijk super leuk! Ik ben zelf maar twee weken in India geweest en vond dat al wel heftig, laat staan twee maanden! Je bent niet ziek geworden hoop ik? Ik heb zo nu en dan een stukje gelezen op je Tumblr (? - zeg ik dat goed, of waren je India verhalen ergens anders op?), heel leuk! Ben benieuws wat je met je blog gaat doen!


At August 23, 2012 at 9:46 PM , Blogger My Scrambled Style said...

Wat een gave foto's!
Mijn vriend komt er vaak, en ik zou graag een keer mee willen, maar lijkt met ook wel heel heftig.

At August 28, 2012 at 10:27 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hee! Wat stom, ik kreeg geen melding dat je had gereageerd..
Maar 2 maanden waren best heftig ja.. 2x ziek geworden viel nog best mee dus ;-) Maar nu vooral heel moe! Morgen lekker naar huis!
Ja ik had op Tumblr 2x wat gepost voor de familie :-) Thanks!


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