Friday, March 29, 2013

A holiday to Zanzibar and food photography challenge

I know. I did it again. I have been absconding for more than a week now. This time the reason for my absence is not Harry Potter though. Since the past few days I have been busy with the Purvi's term ending program. There were some meetings, trainings, reports, and the kiddos class party. Although I have been cooking like crazy, I barely had any time to shoot or post them. All the juggling between the school and home made me crave for a break. And as if reading my mind, S declared that we would be spending the Easter weekend in Zanzibar.
Zanzibar is a semi autonomous state of Tanzania and it is located 25-30kms off the coast of the mainland. Zanzibar is famous for it's pristine beaches, aquatic life and spices. Zanzibar is so well known for it's spices that it is often called as the spice islands. Spices like cinnamon, pepper, vanilla, nutmeg and mace are  some of the many spices that grow in Zanzibar. So you can imagine my excitement for this holiday. I am hoping to visit the spice market for some on location food photography.
Speaking of on location food photography, it is this month's theme for the monthly photo challenge that happens on Simone's jungle frog cooking. If you are not familiar with her blog, then I suggest that you head right over to her wonderful space. She is one of the most amazing photographers that I have come across. Apart from the lovely recipes, she holds these monthly photo challenges that is very exciting. Even though I was all aware of these challenges, I somehow managed to miss them. But this month, when Simone announced that the theme for the challenge was on location photography I knew I wanted to be a part of it. But as luck would have it, we never visited a restaurant or a market place all through this month. Thanks to the heavy rains. I had almost given up on participating when I spotted this photograph on my Flickr photo stream. So I decided to take part after all.
This photograph was taken almost a year and a Half  back. It was during my trip to India. Me and my sister had been to a restaurant called my tea house and I had shot quite a few pictures there. This picture of my sister pouring honey into the white tea is my favourite.  So I just thought of posting the picture.

I will be spending the weekend in Zanzibar and I am praying that the trip will be as exciting as I am hoping it would be. I will be posting the pictures as on my return. Till then have a great Easter holiday.


  1. Zanzibar! How exotic...sounds like a dream trip. Looking forward to seeing the pictures so I can live vicariously through you!

  2. OMG! You have a wonderful blog with superb clicks . I have just started following you and it would be highly encouraging if you may follow me too.


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