Dr. Poonam Singh (New Delhi) – Scintillating Sri Lanka Oct. 2015
This is my fourth photography trip with XploringLight since Feb’14 which in itself is a stamp on their credentials. In fact, it took me some time to assimilate my words because I feel so much part of this group that anything good that I vocalise sounds like nepotism. Despite travelling alone i have never enquired about my room partner or other mates in the group,now I know within minutes a bond is formed. There are photography enthusiasts in different stages of learning and everyone is very patiently guided by Jassi. Its always a complete journey of photography for me where I revise my basics and also load my brain database with knowledge which is a little advanced for me at present but may be handy later.
In Srilanka in a short span of 8 days incredibly diverse bends were touched from historical world heritage sites to hill country to unspoilt beaches to national park to local theater. After a while the vehicle coursing our crew almost seemed like a caravan with all suitable comforts. Accommodations were all world class ranging from picturesque resorts to cosy apartment feel of hotels where at the end of the day dinner menu was vetoed by us amidst detailed reviews of whatever we had clicked that day. The itinerary was extremely streamlined but whenever the Lanka weather played awry, with a group conscience changes were amicably made to utilise the remnant hours.
We ate and lived like locals – sometimes tucking into authentic roadside spicy rice-curry and kotthu or enjoying fresh seafood from an oceanfront restaurant table or tasting indigenous fruits or browsing tea in tea lounges.
Thank you XploringLight and Nomadic Pursuits – together you are 1+1=11.
And if you are fishing for more compliments then I must reveal I have saved some for the next testimonial – yeah I plan to travel more often with this wonderful group.