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MY FRIEND, THIS IS INDIA

Story by Jesse Morrow February 9th, 2017

In November, 2016, I traveled through a few cities of India with my friend Jovo. Over the course of 2 weeks we acted the part of tourists and tried our best to see things from the local's perspective. From visiting Taj Mahal to riding scooters up a mountain, we covered a lot of ground in a short time. For me, trips to any foreign place are special and eye opening, this one included. I hope you're able to get a sense of what I saw and felt.

Delhi

Humayun Tomb, New Delhi
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Couples in the park - nice move with the mobile phone head rest
View of Old Delhi from Jama Masjid
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Morning walk through Chandi Chowk area.
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Jaipur

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View from Jaigarh Fort outside Jaipur
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Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
Visiting block printers in Jaipur. Step one is carving the blocks with detail.
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The fabrics are cleaned, removing imperfections. Then dyed and hung to dry on large racks.
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Printers use wood blocks and trays of ink or dye like giant stamp pads to manually print textiles.
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Agra

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Mystery breakfast on the train from Jaipur to Agra.
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Our trusty driver in Agra.

rishikesh

Workers finishing new asphalt outside Rishikesh.
In Rishikesh cows roam the streets freely.
One of the footbridges (also used by cows, scooters) that spans across the ganges river.
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My pal Jovo (right) who I traveled with and his girlfriend, Ivana (left), who was practicing yoga in Rishikesh.
Jovo and I rented scooters (locals called them scooties) to ride up in the Himalayan foothills outside of town.
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Jovo was pumped.
After I took a picture of this guy on his beautiful bike, he asked if I wanted to take it for a ride. I did and my Indian dreams came true.
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Riding up a large hill to a temple we each picked up a hitch hiker.
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The food consistently blew my mind. This was pretty much our usual order.
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There were a lot of coffee breaks, with dessert.
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Footnote: Photos are a mix of iPhone, 35mm, and canon 5d mark iv.
India
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