Getting back into IST


So my first week back in India is behind me.  I thought this would be a great time start my new Travel Photography Blog. My six month, and sixth trip in India in six years is underway. I guess you can say India is like my second home now. But it still takes some time to get back into the swing of things, Jet Lag, and the body’s clock need time to catch up.

Mumbai is a VERY fast passed city. Very noisy, heavy traffic, and pollution. But there is something I just LOVE about it’s youthful vibe and energy.  I find the people to be very friendly, and always willing to help you when needed. (I will be blogging more about this incredible city Mumbai in the near future.)  However the term IST (Indian Stretchable Time) is something you learn to accept! For example; Being told my new cell phone connection would take two hours to activate, actually took two days.  But on the flip side; it’s incredible what you can get done here, with very little time and money. Brides often come to Mumbai or Delhi to shop for their custom wedding attire, and have beautiful handmade Saree’s, and Lengha’s made up in a few days, just prior to their wedding.

India is truly the most complex, diverse country of extremes! And I LOVE it! Like any Country India has has it’s fair share of problems, but you have to take the good with the bad. Patience and accepting things as they are, having an appreciation for different cultures and new experiences will definitely be an asset while traveling in India.  And I have to add that the incredible experiences I have had in my past six years traveling in India far outweigh any inconveniences.

So after a couple days to rest up from my long journey from Canada I was off to Udaipur for my first wedding, I will be posting the pics on my wedding blog soon! But in the meantime a few shots I took with my new iphone! I am really loving the the freedom and portability! It has put the fun back in photography for me!

Namaskar! and Safe travels!

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