photography

Ooty to Coonoor to Ooty

Adventure?

Of course!

That nine letter word pretty much dictates my life. South India is definitely place for a little wanderer like me to do a bit of adventuring.

A random decision one Sunday to part-take in some local sight-seeing, tea picking and trekking ended up being one of my favourite days. I would definitely never say no to a roadtrip and one in India on a bus with random Indian families… I almost couldn’t wait to step foot on my adventure ride. As South Africans would say, “local is lekker” and being the only foreigner on my bus was definitely the best way to see some Southern Indian beauty.

Arriving late, to the bus stop and then being greeted by a man with a cloth as pants. I almost wondered what I got myself into, but once he politely ordered the man sitting on the front seat to move so that me (the foreigner) could sit right near him, I knew that I’d be well taken care of. The language was a bit of an issue but my driver who also doubled as my sole tour guide, photographer, driving companion and lunch date was actually pretty awesome.

I literally managed to see everything Ooty to Coonoor has to offer in 8.5 hours.

It was definitely an adventure to remember!

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My ride // “the boss”

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Front row seat

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Lookout just outside Ooty

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Trekking in style

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Lamb’s Rock

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Lamb’s Rock

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Doddabetta

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Singara Tea Garden

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Plantation fields

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Government Botanical Gardens

((Posts of each place coupled with tales and photos will be published soon))

South India || February ’16

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a day in asia // hello china

Sometimes we all just need to escape the moment we’re in. . . sometimes you just need to experience something new, visit a different town and absolutely submerge yourself into their world. . . just to escape, even just for a day – the most perfect one, to place of tranquility, adventure and delicious cuisine.

and that’s just what we did. . .

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April ’14

What my weekend looked like

Spending three days out in the Mpumalanga Midlands on an ecology botany field trip. . . I couldn’t have asked for more zen in my life. I spent my days with the most beautiful people that kept my soul smiling  – we roadtripped, we trekked, we got lost, and along the way we had an adventure exploring nature.

#TeamAwesome.

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Mpumalanga || South Africa || March ’14

Monkey Business

a beautiful day to hit the road of adventure with my #1 favourite. 

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+ a place where monkeys run free was on the list and it was unbelievably amazing // majestic views, monkeys, limas, bush babies and buck // the 3km walk was beautiful and friendly.
+  intelligence, friendliness, mischief and pick pocketing were high on the monkey’s agenda // sharing not so much.

+ fish fingers, peanut butter sandwiches, and water were on the menu // Antoshy even made a new best friend by being his plate, serviette, and transport (*in that order).

Monkey Sanctuary || South Africa || Dec ’13

Published

Went to the zoo, took a few photos, entered them into the “Fun Photography Competition 2013”. . .

Results aren’t announced til December. . .

but, my photo was published in their monthly.

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My first ever photographic publication.

Exciting!

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+ see online version here.

+ other photographs that were entered will be posted  – keep a look out !

+ something very small but definitely a tick off my life list.