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Trillian Petrova | 100strangers

death penalty and hinduism

July 15, 2016 / 0 comments

our reliable driver who always kept an eye on our safety and joy on the roadtrip through rajasthan and uttar pradesh, in bikaner arranged for a guide at junagarh fort. the guide’s name was shailhindra calling himself jitu (which means hero or the one who always wins). He was around his late thirties or maybe 40,…

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the best part of India

April 6, 2016 / 2 comments

we travelled India last year, we already told you that. of course we aimed to make as many friends from strangers as possible and document our journey through rajasthan, utter pradesh and delhi via the faces and stories of people who were going to cross our way, for our personal memories in the first place…

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a new year’s story from jerusalem

January 1, 2016 / 5 comments

there are hundred reasons to visit israel: the weather, the light and the colors, the landscape of all forms (sea and beaches, mountains and woods, olive trees hills, desert and wide open spaces), the wondeerful people of all origins and religion, the inspiring cultural mixture, achitecture (the ancient, bauhaus and international style) and (street) art,…

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chef, gin dealer and a good soul

December 11, 2015 / 2 comments

In Jaisalmer we stayed two nights in a very new private Hotel in a new neighbourhood. It was still under construction but two floors of rooms had been already finished and presented themselves in oriental charme decorated in style. The owner and his family often were around the guests, the location had been named by…

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guided by a friend

November 26, 2015 / 0 comments

One cannot get into a Monument in India without being occupied by a handful of guides (or swing a cat without hitting one), who are get alarmed as soon as the car enters the parking place where they wait for their victims. The more competing colleagues are around the more forceful they approach their potential…

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the beauty of india

November 2, 2015 / 3 comments

on our three weeks trip through the northern part of india we one day asked our driver to stop in the middle of nowhere near thar desert when we spotted a camel herd in the steppe. but as soon as we hopped out of the car and started approaching the camels four teenage girls and two…

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the brahmin’s housewife

October 16, 2015 / 2 comments

jaisalmer is called “the golden city” what you easily understand when you view the old city located on a huge plateau at the entrance to the thar desert in the low light of the golden hour. while jodhpur is called “the blue city” due to the many vivid blue-painted houses that popped out all over the…

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the unofficial guide of churi ajitgarh

September 25, 2015 / 3 comments

churi ajitgarh is a small village a little south from mandawa in jhunjhunu area. as a western tourist without any india experience you get quickly overwhelmed by the wealthy architecture, colorful houses and lush green of the fields all around shortly after monsoon season was over. once, when the silk road was still running, the…

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girlish spirit under christmas tree

September 11, 2015 / 0 comments

when i was travelling the famous hwy 49 through the california gold country i visited numerous cute old little towns and even more ‘antiques & collectables’ stores. while i was taking a portrait of a bubbling brunette woman in such a store in mariposa, who was absolutely thrilled to be photographed (i gonna tell her…

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matching patterns

August 4, 2015 / 3 comments

mariposa is a small sleepy town roadside the famous hwy 49 but downtown is cute, well preserved with many antiquites & collectables, used, art and jewelery shops, galleries and delis with homemade food. it was around noon when i arrived, parked and started strolling down main street. it was too early to go for lunch…

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