On the Road Again: Traveling to Jaipur

We had a busy day in Agra exploring the sights, and turned to Lonely Planet for a place to go to recuperate before boarding a bus to Jaipur. This is the day we discovered the limited utility of Lonely Planet: while the “things to see” will never change, we’ve found that some places to eat…

Fancy Fences and Ornate Arches: The Agra Fort

After our morning at the Taj Mahal we wandered the Agra Fort, which was full of ornate arches, fancy fences, and unrealistically-green lawns. The Agra Fort was one of the first of many we have seen while traveling through Northern India. The area is rich with history, as Agra was the capital of the Mughal…

Quick Stop in Delhi, and on to the Taj Mahal!

After our adventures in Kerala, we made a quick stop in Delhi. We were happy to crash at Rignam’s, meet the famous Ronnie, and meet up with our friend Taylor. Meeting up with friends abroad is surreal and really exciting! In our short time in Delhi we picked Ronnie’s brain to create a rough sketch…

The Houseboat Experience

After some action-packed days, we boarded a houseboat in Allapy to cruise the backwaters of Kerala. We were all ready for some relaxation time after having been crammed together in a car (although there is no quicker way to get to know one’s travel buddies than sitting three in a row in the backseat of…

The Journey Begins!

Well, the bag is almost completely packed, and my travel buddy Beth is on her way to Toronto. Tomorrow night at 9:50pm we board a 12-hour flight to Abu Dhabi, where we will connect to a 4-hour flight to Delhi. The anticipation for this trip has been building for a little over two years, when…

Holy blog break Batman!!

So I broke the cardinal rule, I left my blog unattended for months on end. My apologies to the blog gods, and to Martin Waxman, who taught me so well about blogging… I clearly chose to ignore his wise words. I started this blog as a project for a class at the U of T…

Through My Eyes: Photos 8, 9, 10

If I were ever to post this set of photos, now is the time. Just as we thought spring had arrived, the snow rolls back in. In April! It’s craziness. When I was at the ranch over the Victoria Day weekend (which is usually the third weekend in May, for all you non-Canadians) we woke up…

Through My Eyes: Photo 7

We’re back on the ranch now for some more farm-fun. I had fun playing with focus and depth of field here. I really like that the sharp barbs are the ‘sharpest’ part of the image.