I come across a lot of energetic and passionate travel enthusiasts and I see an underlying current of questions, fear and doubts in their minds. So, today I’ll touch upon some points to ponder upon before you take that plunge into the advertised travel lifestyle on Instagram;Read more "Follow your heart but listen to your mind – Avoiding blind pursuit of Instagram travel lifestyle"
By the time I boarded the bus next evening out of Ghent, I had already collected stories and memories worth a lifetime for this part of Belgium. More than that, I am even more interested in understanding the subtle layers of interesting Belgian demographics – and I am sure I’m going to go back there to explore the southern provinces pretty soon.Read more "Of history, culture and a complex national identity – a kaleidoscope of Belgian lifestyle in Ghent"
”I Don’t have a plan either. Will probably walk around and see if I can hitch a ride. If you are OK with it then I can join you and we can both hike or hitchhike our way to Kye and Kibber!!”
It’s rare to find like-minded budget travelers in unknown landscapes, so his offer was hard to ignore. Who doesn’t want a travel companion who shares your vision of a perfect travel experience?
We had been hiking across Parvati valley for 3 days and as she was getting ready to catch her bus back to Delhi now, I had still not made up my mind what I wanted to do next. But I was already at the doorsteps of Manali and I surely did not want to turn back yet.Read more "A JOURNEY THROUGH THE ALLURING EMPTINESS – Journals from Spiti [Chapter 2]"
I could see the houses near the horizon, but the landscape of Spiti does have that effect on your
perception of distances.
I had to make it to Koumik at any cost and my options and spirit were already running thin…
For a lazy soul as I am, waking up before 9:00 features on the top of my Things-Not-To-Do-Before-I-Turn-40 list. But that was just the beginning of a transformative journey, getting used to witness the dawn much before the rest of the world does.Read more "Nihon Diaries – Prologue"
However, to my surprise, the barren Japanese winters exposed to me some of the most wonderful experiences – some which the “traditional” tourists may never encounter during peak seasons.Read more "The best of off-season Japan"