Vijay Stambha in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India | Driving Holidays in India

Vijay Stambha (Victory Tower), for me symbolized the epitome of gallantry and royal charisma of warrior clans of Rajasthan. As a kid hooked to history and geography during my school years,  the very thought of constructing a ‘victory tower’ to commemorate battles won, was both chivalrous and romantic. Then I saw pictures of my cousin’s […]

Shri Nathji Temple in Nathdwara Visit | Driving Holidays in India

Faith in God includes Faith in his timing ~ Neal A. Maxwell I vaguely knew about Shri Nath ji  – the 7 year old ‘infant’  incarnation of Hindu god Krishna , from many years (as I am Hindu myself). However, it was through the stunning Pichwai paintings that I came to see during the Textile […]

Visiting Khiva in Uzbekistan | Uzbekistan Travel Diaries #3

The first major destination of my Uzbekistan travel itinerary was Khiva, one of the first UNESCO World heritage sites in Uzbekistan and it left me completely captivated with its rugged untamed beauty. I had come to Uzbekistan, in lure of The Great Silk Road cities of Bukhara and Samarkand, but it was Khiva where I […]

Golden Smiles of Uzbeki People | Uzbekistan Travel Diaries #2

The first thing I noticed on my Uzbekistan Trip, standing in Immigration Line of Tashkent International Airport was the gold teeth of some of the Uzbeki local populace. That got me intrigued and I asked my Tour Leader Jayanti about it. She said that this was very common practice for people of Uzbekistan and sometimes […]

Skies of Ambala, Haryana | Ambala Travel Diaries #2

I Never Get Tired of the Blue Sky ~ Vincent Van Gogh Indeed, like Mr. Gogh (who is one of my favourite painters), yours truly is always inspired by the skies.  I always make it a point to gaze at the sky once in the morning before I start the day and even in the […]

Disneyland Hong Kong Day Trip ~ Being a Kid again for a day

There are times when I just want to go back to my childhood, be a kid again and do all those nonsensical things (like spending endless hours daydreaming, reading my favorite comics and novels, riding the crazy rides in the fairs and most of all just being me!!) that as adults we are not suppose […]

Hong Kong Solo Trip ~ Experiences of Day 1 in Asia’s World City

I am in Hong Kong as I write this post, looking out of the 12th floor balcony towards the harbour. It has been 3 days in this Asia’s World City but right from day 1, I have felt welcome to Hong Kong! Sharing my experiences of landing and navigating through Hong Kong on Day 1. […]

Rishikesh in Uttarakhand (India) ~ Travel moments from a weekend family break

I love Rishikesh (uttarakhand, India) for the variety of travel experiences it offers. One can go for adventure activities, spiritual/physical rejuvination or just relax & rewind. I took a weekend break with family in Rishikesh to get away from both our crazy work schedules and spend undivided time with our toddler in a secluded property […]

Mansa Devi Temple in Haridwar ~ Travel notes from a pilgrimage tour

Mansa Devi temple in Haridwar is a revered Hindu pilgrimage site in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India.  Haridwar is an ancient town and a prime pilgrimage destination for Hindus and has many temples, of which Mansa Devi is one of the primary piths (or pilgrimages). Therefore, it sees busy footfalls all-round the year.  Haridwar also happens to […]

An Easter Holiday in Cambodia ~ Chronicle of a short holiday in the Khmer country

This is Guest Post by my friend Payal Biswas who is a resident of Hong Kong and the regular guest writer of Hong Kong Chapter on this blog. This year during Easter break I went to Cambodia for a holiday. Cambodia is one of the South-Asian countries that I find intriguing. Not because of the […]

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