#22 - india - a sensory overload

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Almost seven years ago I spent a few months backpacking in India. At the time it was the most challenging travel I'd ever done.

For starters India is a complete sensory overload that pretty much hits in you the face the moment you step out of the airport. On top of that I had just flown in from Japan after living there for a year - and you would be pushed to find two countries more different. As organised as Japan is - India is as chaotic. And in Japan foreigners are 'gaijin' - where locals will try not to look at you, or more likely look through you if possible. In India the locals are the opposite, and are completely curious.

Thanks to Mar from t.o. & fro blog who inspired this post. Here is India: a sensory overload...

HEAR | the echo of footsteps
HEAR | the echo of footsteps - India

SMELL | grass and trees after a monsoon downpour
SMELL | grass and trees after a monsoon downpour - India

SEE | a rainbow of colours
SEE | a rainbow of colours - India

TASTE | 'chilled' beer
TASTE | 'chilled' beer - India

TOUCH | rough handmade textures
TOUCH | rough handmade textures - India

BALANCE | trust and friendship
BALANCE | trust and friendship - India

FEEL | the spirituality around you
FEEL | the spirituality around you - India

HUNGER | gnawing in your stomach
HUNGER | gnawing in your stomach - India

BREATHE | the air around you
BREATHE | the air around you - India

LOVE | a mother and child
LOVE | a mother and child - India

PLAY | teaching locals how to play janken
PLAY | teaching locals how to play janken - India

REFLECT | life, glorious life
REFLECT | life, glorious life - India

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4 comments

  1. Looks like an amazing adventure! Thanks for linking up :)

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    1. Thanks Mar :) Was a long time ago now - makes me think I should go back looking at these photos again.

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  2. Amazing photos! Totally blew me away... I've never been to India, but I'd love to go someday.

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    1. Hi Miwa - you should. India is such a vivid, humbling country.
      Claire xx

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