Thursday, 15 March 2012

A Night with a Burberry Trench, a Miao Boy & McQueen

It's been awhile since my last post and I still have quite a few posts that I want to share with you from India, but I thought I'd skip ahead in my trip a little bit and share a fun post with you. So after India, but before heading back to Toronto, I had the chance to spend the night in Hong Kong. Being in HK, there was no way I could pass up the chance to see Aaron, an old friend from high school. We spent the night stuffing our faces with good food and taking in the city by night. Here are just a few shots from our little adventure together....

Looking dapper in his Burberry trench

Aaron's interpretation of McQueen (below)

Any resemblance? 

Saturday, 25 February 2012


One of the many beautiful things in India is the various textiles all over the country. From turbans to musical instruments, there is so much life, beauty and colour in these handmade pieces of art. They also give us a glimpse into India's culture and traditions. Here's a sample of some the beautiful textiles that I stumbled upon during my trip. 


Handbags at the market


 Engravings on the outer walls of the Taj Mahal

 Tools used for Block Printing 

The result

Natural stones used to make paint 

 Yellow Paint 
(Neat tidbit: In order to produce this colour, farmers feed elephants with mango leaves (which apparently make their urine more yellow), then they leave the urine to dry in the sun - and voila - yellow paint!)

Traditional Oil Painting 

Traditional, handmade wooden crafts 

A beautifully crafted musical instrument 

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Indian Cowboys

Jodhpur pants & slippers are the classic uniform for many men in the city of Jodhpur (no joke).  

And a close up of their amazing shoes!