Travel Theme: Close-Up.

This week’s travel theme from Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack is Close up. Instead of a macro approach to this theme, I have chosen a slightly different approach. These were all taken at the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race snake boat race in Alleppey, in Kerala India.

Some handsome young police officers had a close – up view of the finishing line in one of the final round of trials. The races go all day!

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It is heart warming to see many sari clad women’s teams participating in this this huge event. Close- up view of a local women’s team.

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Those who can park their house boats on the lake get a fabulous close- up view of the finishing line.

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3 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Close-Up.”

  1. Did you plan your visit around the date of snake boat races? It must have been quite a spectacle. I had a bad case of Delhi belly the day we were on the Kerala Backwaters, sort of spoilt the experience for me, though I still managed some beautiful photos.

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  2. Yes, we planned to be there for the race. We stayed in Alleppey for a few days before and after the race, then headed off in a rice barge for two days. The food on board was sensational and it was extremely relaxing chugging quietly around the backwaters. What a shame you had Delhi Belly at that time. I could return to Kerala at the drop of a hat.

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