From the Editor's 'Travel Diary' – Trotting through Inspirations…

Having this ‘my true calling’ kind of love for all things Travel, there are a lot of moments, pictures, articles, things I see and read, or simply cross through, that make a place in my sub-conscious mind. Inspiring every sense of how I think and how my mind functions, I have logged my favorites, hoping that they might become someone’s else’s inspirations too someday…

10TH APRIL 2013 

‘TRAVELLING HOMES’ – THE MIGRATION COLLECTION. From albums that often remain locked in our cupboards, to being exposed on walls – Travel is a reflection in homes too today. While ‘travel’ is becoming a way of lifestyle for a lot of wandering people around the world, it has also started to become a part of our houses, where people are building up their personal spaces like literal museum of memories, experiences and souvenirs they have collected overtime across their journeys. Coming across these ‘MIGRATION’ inspired installations by Beirut-based design studio Bojka, I particularly admire the way the nostalgia of travel is put together in a home collection, referencing to – “Stories of movement and change which come from all over the world. Reflecting the impact of war, taxes, instability, the economy or even love, the Bokja team has created a textural collection which captures the very fundamental human experience of bundling up belongings, packing away treasure and moving on”…


Link to the story – http://wgsn-hbl.blogspot.in/2013/03/bojka-at-rossana-orlandi-for-milan.html

5TH APRIL 2013 

‘JOY IS ROUND, AND SO IS SOCCER’. Being a girl, I was never really into soccer, and I always thought it’s every boy’s delight. I hardly know a man who is not a soccer fan, whether they watch it on the TV or they play over the weekends. But flipping through this particular article European photographer Jessica Hilltout reported as, ‘she spent 9 months traveling the back roads of Africa, documenting through photography the passion for soccer that is virtually a religion throughout Africa’ – made me fall in love with the rawness of the game in that very moment. I have never seen, felt and appreciated soccer the way I do today after reading and seeing this documentation, and I am sure many of you would feel exactly the same after going through the complete story.

joy is round

Link to the story – http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/soccer-joy/berlin-text

Link to the Photo Gallery – http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/soccer-joy/hilltout-photography#/07-handwritten-journal-mission-statement-670.jpg

4TH APRIL 2013 

‘THE AFGHAN GIRL’. I remember watching this documentary on National Geographic when I was a child, only recalling the face I saw then, and I knew it was something to do with photography, travelling and ‘People’. I think this particular story of the Afghan Girl by photographer Steve McCurry got me first fascinated with the idea of capturing moments, people you see in life. Nevertheless, for all of you, who don’t know about this trotting tale that moves back and forth in time, check it out beautifully expressed by the National Geographic…


Link to the story – http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2002/04/afghan-girl/index-text


StreetTrotter is a Travel, Culture & Lifestyle blog, inspiring people everyday with real stories to look good and travel even better. Founded in 2012 by Shraddha Gupta, Founder & COO, this space is all about experiencing new things in life, be it a daring mountain trek, a frugal backpacking trip, a runway look made local, or simply anything that scares you enough to live a little more deeper.

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