As a traveler who likes to experience local places, culture & people, I am constantly looking for places, that are unspoilt by buses and hordes of humans spoiling their natural beauty and charm. Whilst there is always a question of whether any form of tourism is good for a country or it is just adding … Continue reading Why visit Bai Tu Long Bay instead of Halong Bay?
Experiencing the Northern Lights has always been on my bucket list and after years of planning and delaying, 2017 was the year. I almost decided on Finland as the country to view the lights from, and then a traveler friend told me that Iceland would be a much better choice. My first reaction was that … Continue reading Iceland during Winters: Northern Lights & much more.
Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and has been voted at the Best European Destination 2017 for the third time, and that’s no surprise at all. Under the shadow of Lisbon travellers usually skip Porto, however, it offers all that a great destination has to offer – medieval history & architecture, eclectic culture, traditional gastronomy, modern nightlife, and lots … Continue reading The Essence of Portugal | Porto
As a regular traveller, a passport holder has become an essential part of my travel kit. It's a simple accessory to own but makes travelling very organised. I do not use a passport holder as a wallet as I do not like carrying my passport around all the time, however I find it very useful … Continue reading Passport Holders – simple accessories making travel organised.
The Amalfi coast is a stretch of coastline in the Campania region of South Italy, but unlike the common imagination of a coastline, here, the coastline is at the edge of steep mountain cliffs, giving this coast a very unique & dramatic character. It’s got colorful historic towns spotting the entire coastline, each town literally … Continue reading Say Ciao to the colorful Amalfi Coast | Italy
Masked men gods! The setting Children at a festival Monks, cops, old and young - all enjoying this yearly festival
Nestled in the foothills of beautiful mountains, this North Thailand city is a travellers dream come true. It is the biggest city in the north, however a haven after the hustle bustle of Bangkok. The city has two parts to it - first is the so called "Old City" which is within the ancient walls, … Continue reading Why I fell in love with Chiang Mai?
My article on Galle Fort on the website travel.earth We all know of the European influence in the many towns and cities of the Indian sub-continent, but all that is left are traces of the colonial times in most places. I started my visit to Sri Lanka with Colombo, which has a lot of British … Continue reading A surprisingly European township in Sri Lanka | Galle Fort.
Are you a proud Indian to have The Taj Mahal listed as a Wonder of the World that attracts millions of visitors every year including world leaders and celebrities? Are you one of those who got very vocal on social media when there was a proposal to remove it from the list? Have you … Continue reading Making a Blunder with the Wonder – Taj Mahal
The real charm of Europe is in its smaller towns. Its in the smaller towns that you can feel the real culture of a place, meet some really friendly locals, eat the real local cuisine and most of all, be relaxed & explore some nature.