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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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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A day in Chowmahalla Palace

I had always wanted to visit Chowmahalla Palace but never had a chance to visit this architectural beauty. Staying away from Hyderabad, I did not get a chance to visit the tourist spots because of my short visits to see my family. Now that I am back to India and Hyderabad for good, it gives…

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Nha Trang, a hidden gem!

Nha Trang is one of those places that you would not want to leave. It is not only beautiful but less crowded and less commercialized like most other tourist spots. If you want a quiet getaway from city life and want to relax and enjoy the beach, seafood and the sheer beauty of nature, Nha…

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4 hours in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam was never on my travel list. It was probably my lack of knowledge about the beauty of Vietnam or lack of publicity by Vietnamese Tourism board. It is only recently that I see many people rave about it as a great travel destination. My love affair with Vietnam started when a colleague told me…

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Trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia

Introduction Siem Reap is a city of temples and architectural marvels, which are both mysterious and awe-inspiring. The first thing I remembered when I landed in Cambodia was a TV commercial for Happy Dent gum. I do not know how the two connect but I will always be reminded of the commercial whenever I think…

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How to Prepare for your Trip

So you have a long weekend coming up and you have been planning endlessly on which place to go and how to plan for your trip? This has been our case on most of the long weekends. After a lot of research, asking colleagues and friends who visited our chosen destination, we created our itinerary. Based…

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