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6:16 pm

Incredible India! A Photo Diary (60+ Pictures Inside!)

04/07/2011, Agra, Current Affairs, Jaipur, New Delhi

Remember my Marrakesh photo diary? I must say this new post will top that blog entry. After a week of traveling India’s Golden Triangle, here’s a selection of the photos I took in New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. India is such an amazing country. I am obsessed with all the colours, the textures, the sights, the sounds, the scents, the spices, everything! It’s hard NOT to be inspired here. I’ve been wanting to visit India for years and I’m so glad I did. I’ll definitely cherish this trip for life.

Taj Mahal reflection on Bryanboy's Miu Miu sunglasses

I took over 5,000 photos during my trip so far. I’m back here in New Delhi and my holiday isn’t over yet. Perhaps I’ll do a part two? We’ll see…

So tell me my dearest readers, what’s your favourite photograph?

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5:33 pm

Roadside Assistance

03/07/2011, Accessories, Current Affairs, Handbags, Jaipur, New Delhi

When it comes to road rules, in India, there are no rules. As our driver said, you need three things: a good horn, a good break and lastly, the most important of all, good luck. During the road trip from New Delhi to Agra, I saw four accidents over the span of five hours. Traffic lights are very rare here. Also, everyone honks like mad. They use their horns to communicate to one another. Even trucks have signs “Blow Horn Please” painted on the back. I’ve been using the ear plugs I got from the plane whenever I’m inside the car and let me tell you, they’re a godsend!

Bryanboy in the grassfields during his roadtrip from Jaipur to New Delhi

Three necklaces (one used as a headband) from New Delhi, sunglasses from Miu Miu, black top from Uniqlo, belt from Kenzo, trousers from a market in Jaipur, bracelets from Hermes and Morocco, shoes from Morocco, bag from Mark Cross

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3:15 pm

Not A Lot Going On At The Moment

03/07/2011, Current Affairs, Jaipur

I’ve been dressing for comfort the past week due to our tour schedule. I didn’t want to scare our guide and everyone else in India but now that I have lots of free time for myself (as in I’m done going to monuments and sightseeing etc), I can finally play with clothes and accessories and start dressing like a christmas tree once again. It’s all about colours and prints people, colours and prints! I bought this hand-stitched shawl from a market stall in Jaipur (they wanted 2,500 rupees for it and I got them to sell it to me for 800). I used it as a turban but I’m gonna bring it to a tailor somewhere and turn it into a top. It’s amazing.

Bryanboy wearing a turban outside Amber Palace, Jaipur

Trousers and shawl used as turban from Jaipur, necklace from a market stall in New Delhi, floral shirt from H&M, belt from Hermes, sunglasses from Miu Miu, sandals from Marc by Marc Jacobs

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5:06 pm

India’s Golden Triangle: New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur

02/07/2011, Agra, Current Affairs, Jaipur, New Delhi

In the past week or so, I’ve been to New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, also known as India’s “Golden Triangle”. I started from New Delhi, drove to Sikandra to see the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, went to Agra to see the Agra Fort and of course, the crown jewel of India, the Taj Mahal, made a pitstop to see Fatehpur Sikri (where one of the imams told me my outfit was immodest so he made me put on this white cap AND fuschia pink wrap that was sooo Lanvinesque) and finally, went here in Jaipur to visit the Amber Palace, City Palace and Hawa Mahal.

India Golden Triangle Tour - Hawa Mahal in Jaipur

Here are some quick snaps over the past few days. I’m holding out on all the other amazing pictures for my other posts. Stay tuned. :-)

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3:31 pm

Experts and Gurus

02/07/2011, Current Affairs, Jaipur

I can’t wait to photograph the things I bought from the market earlier. I came across this Indian wedding/groom stall and oh my god, too much amazingness.
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7:41 pm

His Name Is Lucky

01/07/2011, Current Affairs, Jaipur, Prada

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it once again. I love riding big beasts. It brings me so much joy whenever I sit on top of a huge, breathing animal. It’s thrilling and exciting to entrust your life to something that is so big and you have very little control of. It’s been quite awhile since I last rode something (boyfriend doesn’t count btw) so when our tour guide told us yesterday that we’ll get to ride an elephant, I almost pissed my trousers.

Bryanboy enjoying an elephant ride at the Amber Palace in Jaipur, India

Horses? Check. Camel? Check. Elephant? Well, check check check. My boyfriend and I rode an elephant earlier this morning when we went to the Amber Palace. Our elephant’s name is Lucky. He’s twenty-five years old.

Riding an elephant is harder than I thought. It wasn’t the most comfortable ride I’ve had but it was fun nonetheless.

BTW, my kiwi friend Isaac told me a few weeks ago to avoid wearing shorts because elephant hair is itchy and can scratch your legs but it wasn’t so bad when I touched it. Ah well.

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6:12 pm

Video – Bryanboy’s First Elephant Ride

01/07/2011, Current Affairs, Jaipur

Precious moments!

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5:37 pm

A Simple Hello Can Lead To A Hundred Smiles And Hugs

01/07/2011, Current Affairs, Jaipur, Prada

Earlier this morning, I seem to have crossed paths countless of times with this young boy at the Amber Fort here in Jaipur. It’s interesting because the Amber Fort is H-U-G-E. On the tenth or so time we saw each other, he came up and said hello. I don’t know if he was following me or what have you but I ignored his greetings. He could be a baby hawker, for all you know. And then I saw him yet another time. After he said hello, I thought it wouldn’t hurt if I said hi back. So I did. He just stood there and smiled at me. I didn’t know what to do or say next — he barely spoke any English. He was adorable so I asked, using sign language, if I could photograph him and if I could get a photo with him. He nodded. I gave my camera to my bf and he said “I knew you were gonna do that!”. Took this cute shot of him, said thanks, and before you know it, he grabbed my hand, led me to and friend (could be a family member, too) and his mother who photographed us. A minute or two later, their whole group, women and children wanted a photograph with me! Instant tourist attraction right then and there. Who knew Prada’s bananas had universal appeal? Barely anyone spoke a word except hugs, smiles and clicks of a camera or cellphone button were exchanged in the end.

Little boy in Jaipur

Click click click! BTW, keep an eye out for the pretty girl wearing stripes. She’s GORGEOUS!
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