We barely blinked and suddenly another year has gone by. It seems that time is running faster and faster. Just like all of us. And with each passing year, we seem to be able to pack more and more into the 365 days.
This year has been huge and in more than one sense. While we and our guest writers did what Travelling Camera does best - Travel and Click - there were other aspects that we cannot ignore. 2014 saw terrorism and extremism raise their ugly heads once again. With the unrest in the mid-East, the rare act of terrorism in Australia, and the killing of children in Peshawar, the year can hardly be called a great year. In fact, this year saw humanity stoop to new lows.
While we condemn what has happened and pray for those who lost their lives, we will also need to look within and search for and cull those thoughts and feelings that are capable of transforming us into monsters that can kill mindlessly. Terrorism emerges from humanity and we have to examine each aspect of our existence today to find a cure.
Anyways, hopefully the worst is behind us. And the sun that will rise on January 1st will bring with it warmth and hope. And in the meanwhile, we will continue doing what we do best - Travel and Click.
So, as everyone would suspect, 2014 meant travel, and lots of it. You can look at the list below and judge for yourself.
We went on Religious tours:
7 Badris, 5 Kedars, 5 Prayags,
Naina Devi Hills
Many of these temples are very important historically, architecturally, and culturally as well. How we wish people would request these structures for other aspects too apart from religion. It is so much more enriching and these aspects are an inseparable part of our heritage too, just like religion.
We explored culture:
There are as many cultures in India as there are people. But of course there are some traditions that have persisted through centuries. These caught our attention the most.
Scaled hill stations:
Reviewed Gadgets, Restaurants, and Properties:
Full Frame DSLR
In spite of us visiting hill stations almost every month, we can always go to one more. Such is the charm of the majestic hills that they beckon photographers and storytellers alike.
However much you explore a city, there's still something else yet to be explored. One can never run out of things.
Tiger Safari in Ranthambore
When this wasn't enough, we broke the boundaries and explored other countries as well:
Then we went one step ahead and experienced celestial events:
And as if all this wasn't enough to intoxicate us, we got drunk on wine:
We also summed things up for you:
And above all, we had fun:
Our young birder make us win a trip to Kerala.
This year saw some of our stories going viral within a day. One such example is Shimla Vs Mussourie.
Whenever we build something today, we should keep in mind that it is a heritage we will be leaving behind for our future generations. Imagine the quality of material and the skill that must have gone into the building of these historical monuments that they still stand proud today.
Witnessed extreme feats:
Some of the rocking Guest posts of this year -
Kangra Fort by Monidipa
Snowfall in Manali by Neha Sharan
Started new initiatives:
Tried different things:
Met interesting people:
Shared our opinion:
Provided tips and tricks:
Learned interesting stuff: