Rachel Maria Taylor

Rachel Maria Taylor

Rachel Taylor is a nature lover, outdoor explorer, curious mind, and editor and co-founder of Another Escape. Rachel also works with brands to create meaningful content and strategies to tell their stories.

  • What is the colour of India for you?

    The deep red of the robes of the lamas who wander the gompas of Ladakh.

  • What is the scent of India for you?

    The rich scents of cooked spices from street vendors infused with the soapy aromas of incense.

  • What is the taste of India for you?

    Fresh coconut sold by a roadside vendor in Kerala. We first drank the coconut milk, and the vendor slashed the top off with a machete and we ate the flesh inside. Also, sweet lime, which was something I was introduced to on my first visit to India over a decade ago.

  • What is the sound of India for you?

    The calls to prayer and megaphoned melodies of Indian music that sounded across the backwaters of Kerala. The heady noise of Indian traffic and the raucous of horns.

  • What is the touch of India for you?

    The soft, silky touch of the khata white scarf – a greeting scarf given to friends, relatives or guests as a way of indicating your honorable intentions, and wishes of happiness – given to us upon arriving in Ladakh. The heavy rains of tropical downpours of Kerala’s rainy season that pummelled and drenched us through.

A Life Closer to Nature
A Life Closer to Nature

With Another Escape, we travelled to the geographically rich region of Ladakh, and discovered a community living in harmony at 3000m...

Behind-The-Scenes North India
The Land of High Passes
The Land of High Passes

In the upper north-west of India, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, lies Ladakh, a land of mountains...

Production North India
In Harmony with Nature
In Harmony with Nature

Nestled within the mighty peaks of Himalayas are cultures that are a thousand years old and are as pristine as the gurgling...

Narrative Photo Essay