Worlds Apart – Sri Lanka and India
In January of 2014 I returned to South Asia for a second time. My partner Lucie and I would spend six weeks in Sri Lanka before returning to India for 6 weeks. I didn't know what to expect from Sri Lanka, but thought it might be like a "little India". It totally isn't. Sri Lanka and India are so completely different in culture and environment, and Lucie and I were treated to a fascinating adjustment to our presumptions. Travelling by bus, train and motorbike through Sri Lanka was like living a dream. The beauty of the land, the abundance of wildlife, and the wonderful hospitality of everyone we met made us want to stay forever. Returning to India we revisited some favourite places - Gokarna, Mumbai, Pushkar and Bundi. At the end of March the searing heat encouraged us to leave the Rajasthani desert and return to cold and wet eastern France. Here is a selection of photos from our three month trip.