So I travelled around 12 kms from my place, within my city, recently, to attend a part of festivities of one of the most awaited festivals in India, Durga Puja or what is also known as Nav Ratri in some parts of the country. I have been wanting to visit a Durga Puja pandal (tent … Continue reading Even the Goddess Needs A Break To Travel & Rejuvenate
A wise person once said, “I love the feeling of being anonymous in a city I’ve never been before.” Just last month, I was out of town for a course and obviously, anonymous! Initially I was a little wary of the entire idea. How will I manage, what will I do, what about the money … Continue reading Advantages of Travelling Out of City to Study
Circa 2017 – I am waiting to board my flight, comfortably perched on the seats at the boarding gate at Mumbai International Airport. Enter- a smart chic, wearing heels and walking daintily with perfectly manicured nails, colour of the purse coordinating with the attire and the rest of the luggage. Oh yes and the makeup. … Continue reading Started Traveling recently? Here are A Few Travel Hacks Which Might Help
There are a slew of travel agencies literally breathing down your neck to book a domestic or international tour with them, these days. Everything needs to have a desi (read Indian) touch, from the kind of photographs shot (complimentary by the agency) to the khana arranged on tour (because yaar roti shoti ya chai … Continue reading First Time Booking an International Flight? Here’s What You Need to Know
Our European dream took us to Prague, after Berlin. I have always been fascinated by Prague, thanks to Books and James Bond and Mission Impossible films. The cobbled streets, the medieval architecture and so many other things had made me want to go to ‘Praha’. There are a lot of reasons why a travel enthusiast … Continue reading Top 6 Things For Prague To Be on Every Travel Buff’s List
Solo trips are the talk of the town. So many people are embarking on solo trips for various purposes – to take a break, explore the ‘other side’ of their personalities, to meet people – the list is endless. Cheryl Strayed, the protagonist in the film ‘Wild’, found her sanity and purpose on her solo … Continue reading 5 Takeaways for life from Solo Trip
The centrestage for the World War 2, Berlin was our next frontier. Having read about Berlin and the wall probably umpteen times in the history books and seen movies revolving around the war, I was quite excited. I looked forward to see the remnants of the events which changed the course of international politics. It … Continue reading It’s The Wall! It’s Berlin!
Post bustling Brussels, it was time for a rendezvous with perhaps one of the most vibrant and free-spirited cities in the world, Amsterdam. For some, the sheer openness and liberal fabric of this city may come as a shock. But that is quintessentially what makes the city it is. Needless to say it adds to … Continue reading Glimpses of Enchantment – I Am’sterdam!
If Nuwara Eliya had the makings of a European Hamlet, Yala National Park and the area around it was quintessentially Sri Lanka. Lush green landscape punctuated by water bodies. The National Park, however, was quite an adventure. Before we get to the Safari part, I would like to tell those who want to visit to … Continue reading The Adventure Called Yala National Park
After bidding adieu to the city of lights with a heavy heart, we embarked on our journey to Amsterdam. But Brussels awaited us on the way. If Paris was a glamorous, youthful diva, Brussels was a seasoned, wordly wise, slightly elder woman. It had the old world charm. I was excited about being in the … Continue reading Glimpses of Enchantment-Bustling Brussels