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Day 6, the Sun Temple in Jaipur ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ
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I spoke too soon. While the sunrise along the Ganges River was truly once in a lifetime, I think our sunrise climb towards Monkey Temple takes the biscuit and I'll tell you why ๐Ÿ’ 
I've slowly started to realise sunrise and sunset are my favourite times to photograph places, especially in India where the sun looks like it burns more intensely and the low lying fog always creates an ethereal feeling. So we set an alarm for 5am thinking the Monkey Temple would look amazing during dawn. However we both thought the temple would be ground level and just another temple except overridden with monkeys. Nope.

Our driver (and new mate Samil, top bloke ๐Ÿ‘Œ) dropped us off 10km east of Jaipur's Pink City & at the foot of a short but steep climb. At the top the sky was slowly turning pink so we climbed past what must have been 100 monkeys & up 300 steps. On the list at up, the locals greeted us with namaste, far different to the constant hassle we had back in Varanasi. As we came over the top, we could hear prayers singing, hymns playing and smell incense lingering. Then, out of nowhere it felt like the long, fading hills in front of us rolled away to reveal this great big burning star we call our sun. We just stood there and watched it grow bigger and brighter until we physically couldn't look anymore. A big long ramble about another sunrise, but I have to say it was extraordinary in every sense of the word and completely unexpected ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ
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Day 6, the sun temple in jaipur ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ
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i spoke too soon. while the sunrise along the ganges river was truly once in a lifetime, i think our sunrise climb towards monkey temple takes the biscuit and i'll tell you why ๐Ÿ’
i've slowly started to realise sunrise and sunset are my favourite times to photograph places, especially in india where the sun looks like it burns more intensely and the low lying fog always creates an ethereal feeling. so we set an alarm for 5am thinking the monkey temple would look amazing during dawn. however we both thought the temple would be ground level and just another temple except overridden with monkeys. nope.

our driver (and new mate samil, top bloke ๐Ÿ‘Œ) dropped us off 10km east of jaipur's pink city & at the foot of a short but steep climb. at the top the sky was slowly turning pink so we climbed past what must have been 100 monkeys & up 300 steps. on the list at up, the locals greeted us with namaste, far different to the constant hassle we had back in varanasi. as we came over the top, we could hear prayers singing, hymns playing and smell incense lingering. then, out of nowhere it felt like the long, fading hills in front of us rolled away to reveal this great big burning star we call our sun. we just stood there and watched it grow bigger and brighter until we physically couldn't look anymore. a big long ramble about another sunrise, but i have to say it was extraordinary in every sense of the word and completely unexpected ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ
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@mark_sandoval

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Exploring the rice terrace in Ubud.
A must visit place, it is so incredibly green.
Letโ€™s keep Bali clean.

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Exploring the rice terrace in ubud.
a must visit place, it is so incredibly green.
let’s keep bali clean.

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@joew.shots

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Day 6, Jaipur ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ
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It feels good to be back in a city. We thought Jaipur was a small town, turns out there's 6.5 million people here ๐Ÿ˜ clearly I didn't do my research! The city is busy, not in a claustrophobic way but more in a lively way and is part of India's golden triangle - the other points being Delhi & Agra. One day in, and we think it's one of our favourites.

We spent our whole day out on our feet. The place is best known for gem stones and textiles but I was most impressed by some of the views at the top of Amber Fort. High above the city, this fort overlooks Jaipur and the surrounding Nahargarh Hills (Tiger-Abode hills) and on the ground, there's this beauty, isolated and on its own in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. This is Jal Mahal (water palace, obvs). Our driver told us it is currently abandoned but was built to house royal summer retreats centuries ago. We happened to pass this by during another typical beautiful Indian sunset which probably sums up Jaipur for me right now. Look at her, what a beaut ๐Ÿ˜
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Day 6, jaipur ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ
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it feels good to be back in a city. we thought jaipur was a small town, turns out there's 6.5 million people here ๐Ÿ˜ clearly i didn't do my research! the city is busy, not in a claustrophobic way but more in a lively way and is part of india's golden triangle - the other points being delhi & agra. one day in, and we think it's one of our favourites.

we spent our whole day out on our feet. the place is best known for gem stones and textiles but i was most impressed by some of the views at the top of amber fort. high above the city, this fort overlooks jaipur and the surrounding nahargarh hills (tiger-abode hills) and on the ground, there's this beauty, isolated and on its own in the middle of the man sagar lake. this is jal mahal (water palace, obvs). our driver told us it is currently abandoned but was built to house royal summer retreats centuries ago. we happened to pass this by during another typical beautiful indian sunset which probably sums up jaipur for me right now. look at her, what a beaut ๐Ÿ˜
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@joew.shots

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Day 6 in Varanasi, India's spiritual home ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”ฎ
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After reading lots of amazing things about the sunrises along the Ganges, we had to go check it out for ourselves. People from all over India come to Varanasi to die and to undergo the ritual of being bathed in the holy river and ultimately burned and released back to Shiva. Its the circle of life, and legend has it Shiva gave them their first fire which they've kept alive for 3000 years to perform these rituals - over 200 burnings take place every day, starting at sunrise and going on all day. Seeing this firsthand, during dawn made me really see why this is India's spiritual home.

We took a boat ride at 5.30am with lots of mist and fog covering the river, so I wasn't too hopeful of a decent sunrise ๐Ÿ˜’ But as the boat pulled into Assi Ghat (the most southernly Ghat) the captain turned off the engine and we drifted silently along this holy river, watching the early risers wash themselves and cleanse their souls. It was right about now the sun crept up behind us, above the fog and bathed everything in its golden glow ๐ŸŒž I've seen lots of beautiful sunrises but I'm fairly certain nothing will compare to this - it was the most remarkable way to spend a Sunday morning ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ
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Day 6 in varanasi, india's spiritual home ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”ฎ
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after reading lots of amazing things about the sunrises along the ganges, we had to go check it out for ourselves. people from all over india come to varanasi to die and to undergo the ritual of being bathed in the holy river and ultimately burned and released back to shiva. its the circle of life, and legend has it shiva gave them their first fire which they've kept alive for 3000 years to perform these rituals - over 200 burnings take place every day, starting at sunrise and going on all day. seeing this firsthand, during dawn made me really see why this is india's spiritual home.

we took a boat ride at 5.30am with lots of mist and fog covering the river, so i wasn't too hopeful of a decent sunrise ๐Ÿ˜’ but as the boat pulled into assi ghat (the most southernly ghat) the captain turned off the engine and we drifted silently along this holy river, watching the early risers wash themselves and cleanse their souls. it was right about now the sun crept up behind us, above the fog and bathed everything in its golden glow ๐ŸŒž i've seen lots of beautiful sunrises but i'm fairly certain nothing will compare to this - it was the most remarkable way to spend a sunday morning ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ
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