Photo-Tour of India!

In the summer of 2000, I was fortunate enough to be able to travel through India for 3 weeks, mostly in the state of Tamil Nadu, which you can see is at the southern tip of the country. A friend once described India as physically filthy, yet spiritually clean, which I think is very apt. When you're there, you get the distinct impression that its only real resources are spirituality and people. In the city of Mumbai, 55% of the population live in slums, and 2 million of these people are without sanitation facilities of any kind. As overwhelming as the teeming masses of humanity are, the Indian people are generally the kindest and friendliest I have ever encountered in any country.

India is home to ancient traditions and incredible art and culture, the continuity of which being mind-boggling to me, as I'm from a country with a very short history. I won't bore you with a lot of demographics and statistics, but will instead stick to describing my personal experience of being there as represented in my photos. Join me on this riveting tour as I survive kidnappings and crocodiles, witness genuine miracles and ancient wonders, flee from hordes of friendly, curious people, and observe snakes from a safe distance! Ready? Namaste!