The Year That Was 2011

The Year That Was 2011
Another year. Another set of to-dos. And a time to look back and take stock …
Yes, I know I am late to do this post but by only a few days and since I am travelling, I can be excused. 😛

Sometimes we travel to too many places and at times we don’t have enough.
The year 2011 started in the Philippines. We celebrated our Christmas & new year in that country. Besides the capital Manila, we could explore some part of it but Batad was a place which left mark on my life. … Read the rest

Am I not beautiful?

This is the third post in this batch of Guest-post series on this site. The contributions are from people like you and me but not necessarily from the blogging world. We see, observe and experience many mundane things in our daily life. The flavours are different but the interest is common in these posts … and that is Travel.

Over to Suranga Daté.
– – – – –
pushkar camel fair

Tell me, am I not beautiful?

Not for nothing
do they call me
the Queen of the Desert.

The Read the rest

A day in camel fair ground

As I walk towards the camel fair ground, I have a preconceived image of the fair in the back of my mind. From what I have seen in the photos till now, visit to Pushkar is a very colorful atmosphere with decorated camels on sand dunes, tourists galore, stalls and so on.
The shops are open on both sides of this narrow road. It is around eleven in the morning and there is no rush to lure the tourists. Also, there is no sign of sand anywhere. Am I mistaken?
At a distance I see a Ferris wheel being fixed … Read the rest

Camels and sky at Pushkar

You all know I was in Pushkar to attend the International camel fair. Don’t you? 🙂
Here is a shot of sky at the camel fair ground at Pushkar. Even the Sun seems to lose its brilliant hue of red color in that desert.

pushkar camel fair

Camels and sky at Pushkar.

You can see more … Read the rest

New challenges of travel

You must be wondering where have I disappeared to.
Well, there is always a new set of challenges in travel and I like to set new bars for myself.

Recently I visited Pushkar International camel fair. It was an impulsive decision.
While people booked their hotel rooms and train tickets at least three months in advance to attend this annual event, here I was without a confirmed berth on train and without knowing where I was going to stay.

pushkar camel fair

A decorated camel in Pushkar.

The challenge was to budget travel without any advance reservation and like a local… in … Read the rest

Camel in Pushkar

Picture of the moment: Camel in Pushkar
Picture of the moment is a weekly series exhibiting pictures, through which I show you a bit of my world.
pushkar camel fair

Tell me, am I not cute?

This camel was chewing his food continuously and was very fidgety. Its strange body and long neck which could reach me anytime, did not allow me to go very near. Still I managed this shot.
He looked straight in my eyes and said something. Probably a Hello ? 😛

On the other note, if you like this blog, I suggest you to take a journey with me … Read the rest