Living far out in the Indian Ocean, even I forgot for a while that there is a world where people don’t live on islands!
On New Year’s Eve in Chiang Mai in 2017, I found myself at the Chiang Mai lantern festival, flying sky lanterns – something I never should have done.
I remember my first trip to Sri Lanka with some clarity. We landed at Colombo International Airport on a nearly empty flight from Kochi, harboring no expectations from this small island nation, of which little was written online until a few years ago. As I walked along the quiet shores of Negombo (a small city between Colombo and the airport), cycled along tree-lined by-lanes, waved hello to young kids who had seen few travellers, gratefully accepted the warm hospitality of my host couple and treated my taste buds to incredible locals flavors, I knew I was falling in love (Read: My First Impressions of Sri Lanka). Many years and many trips on, Sri Lanka hasn’t stopped delighting me with its many treasures. Here are a handful of them: Take the slow train from Kandy to Ella. I must confess I’m not a train person. But chugging up on the slow blue train from Kandy to Ella (See: In Photos: Chugging up Sri Lanka’s Hill Country), through mist and light rain, was an experience to remember. From …
The Sri Lanka ETA which serves as a Sri Lanka tourist visa for Indians is among the simplest, fastest and cheapest to score.
Some innovative vegan and vegetarian restaurants and cafes have sprung up across the city.
After a month of criss-crossing the country, my detailed Japan Rail Pass and train travel guide for Japan!
In this digital world, our minds are flooded with impressions created by others.
Indulge your taste buds in Bangkok’s thriving vegan food scene, with my list of the city’s best vegan and vegetarian restaurants and cafes.
Why travel to Japan? Over the last four weeks, I’ve come to realize that Japan is not one of those places you can understand virtually.
Hidden from the world until the 1800s, Japanese culture and traditions are an enigma for curious travellers.