On November 7, my good friend Rick Gunn and I are headed off on a 3-month bicycle tour to India.
Our goal is to ride from the north to the south, a distance of approximately 2000 miles, to take tons of photos, and to see as much of this amazing country as possible.
If time permits we also hope to do a little work with an aide organization somewhere in the south before we return from Mumbai in early February.
The question that I have been getting constantly is “Why India?”
There’s no easy answer to that, but it is a place that I have wanted to visit for twenty years. Though I have been fortunate enough to travel extensively, I never made it to the subcontinent before for the simple reason that I didn’t want to go for just two or three weeks and I never seemed to have the time for a longer trip.
Whether in Vietnam or Venice, whenever I asked a seasoned traveler what the most interesting place they had ever visited was, ‘India’ seemed to top many lists. The richness of it’s history, the wealth of it’s culture, and the diversity of it’s people make for an appealing destination. A true photographer’s paradise.
With the crash of the real estate market and the diminished demand for my property photography services comes the opportunity to head off on a great, long adventure. So, destination India.