Shopping list for travelers

The Amazon Freedom sale is on and I thought I will put up a list of travel related products, which are on discount right now. Disclaimer: I may not have used all these brands personally and this is only meant to only give you ideas on what to buy for your next travel. You can…

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Things to know before you go to Singapore

When I first traveled to Singapore in 2012 for a long term project, I was not sure what to expect, what to pack, what to see, what to eat, etc. I had so many questions in my mind and was getting very tensed for my solo travel to a foreign location for the very first…

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Kochi, my first visit to Kerala

Introduction When we stayed in army quarters, we had a Keralite neighbour who would describe Kerala like how it really is – God’s own country and often compared it to Shillong, the place that we were previously posted and which was and still is very close to our heart. To this day, Shillong is my…

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My favorite places to eat in Singapore​

Singapore being a multicultural place, with people from all over Asia and even the USA and parts of Europe, provides ethnic cuisines, which caters to various palates.

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Bhaktapur, reminescent​ of a bygone era!

Introduction Bhaktapur or ‘the town of devotees’ is a Newari town, which is also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa. It is the third largest city in Kathmandu Valley and was once the capital of Nepal. It is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, wood, metal and stone artwork.…

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3 days in Pokhara, Nepal

The journey to Pokhara This was one of the most unplanned trips with many surprises after we booked the tickets. The plan was going haywire with sudden work commitments taking precedence. However, we decided to go into the unknown and take on the surprises head on.  My friends were joining me from Bangalore while I was…

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Singapore Itinerary – 4 days

Itinerary: Day 1: Time Place/ Activity MRT Station (nearest) Operational Hours 8:00 AM Breakfast 9:00 AM Take the train or use the boardwalk to go to Universal Studios on Sentosa Island (train ticket costs 3 SGD approx). Entrance to Sentosa island costs 1 SGD   Harbour Front MRT 9:30 AM Visit Universal Studios. Carry the…

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The Singapore dream

I had won the first prize, which was a flight ticket to Singapore! Those days getting to travel in an airplane that too for free could have been a moment of pride for the entire family for decades.

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3 days in Hanoi and Halong Bay

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam. Most people combine Hanoi with Halong Bay as Hanoi airport is the nearest airport to this UNESCO heritage site. In addition, Hanoi is enroute Halong Bay. We reached Hanoi airport in the morning and boarded a bus from the airport, which dropped us at Kim Ma bus station in…

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