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!


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.


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






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.


  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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