Travel journal

Showing my travel journal to Buddist monks in India

This summer I made a travel journal for the first time. Although I love taking photos, this year I felt more inspired to draw and write about our adventures. It was a good way to take a moment for myself, to digest the different stages of our journey and to document what we were doing. It also provided a fun way to connect with people and start discussions.

Here is a (photographic) summary of my journalling ;-)

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I drew flowers in a hotel garden…

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…copied Buddist paintings in a small monastery from the 11th century

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Scan 6 copy

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…sketched the portrait of a friendly monk agreed in another buddhist monastery

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…drew our cook in action after a long day of trekking, in the warmth of the kitchen tent

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…and made some sketches on relaxing days after we left the mountains behind.

 

And these are some of the other pages, some done on location, others “free-style”, after the events represented took place:

(The mule is one of my favourites! It seemed totally stoned, and stayed in the same place for a long time, which even allowed me to colour him.)