The last I wrote about my travel schedules and past trips was in the end of 2015, it’s time for the next update.
I did not plan for much travel in 2016, but several journeys fell into the schedule anyway. In February, I spent a few days photographing in Mumbai for the first time and subsequently travelled to Kerala to witness Theyyam performances and a temple festival. Theyyams and a local elephant festival were in my wishlist for some time, as my last attempt to be at a Theyyam was a bit of disaster. A few visits to Varanasi also happened along the way.
In mid-April, I spent a week in Rajasthan and enjoyed walking in Jodhpur’s blue city with a local expert–another things that had been in my list for a long time. Despite half-a-dozen visits to Jodhpur in the past, a satisfying visit to the blue-city area was long pending. Subsequently, I spent a day in a small village near Ranakpur, which was an immensely enjoyable experience as travelling in rural Rajasthan usually is.
Later, in the second week of May, I made a brief visit to Dubai to conduct a workshop on travel photography at Photography LIVE, and also to present on a few photography related topics at the event.
As much as I wanted to spend a few extra days in Malay with an intent of attending a scuba diving course, I have to return immediately to lead a photography tour in Zanskar region. And soon after this, another international trip may be in the cards, although I am still contemplating on it.
My 2016 is pretty much sorted out!