Where else can you behold a centuries old structure that’s one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, spend a night in the dessert and float in the sea but never drown?
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In a land not so far away lay the beautiful if lesser known than its neighbour Thailand, the Kingdom of Cambodia. With a history both inspiring and depressing, Cambodia delivers an intoxicating present.
Now Nepal would rarely make it to an Indian’s “Must Visit” list unless you’re setting off for a big Everest trek, but with a 4k flight ticket it’s hard to say no to visiting another country, even if it’s more like an extension of your own.
Though glad I am for that fortuitous day when a casual stcroll through Spicejet’s international destination flight deals, I landed this one. (*wink*)
I traveled to Japan in the spring of 2013, and fell in love with the country’s natural beauty, its ancient heritage, and its quirky people and customs. Japan is beautiful, crazy, and like no other place on earth.
While I know the Japanese are high on details, aesthetics and design, the fact that I got to see a prelude on the VISA itself, makes me excited about exploring the real thing, all that much more.
A girl friend of mine and I traveled to Thailand in 2011, when it was a little less mainstream, but still was no big deal. Add the fact that we scored $100 return flight tickets to Bangkok, and this trip was begging to happen. But this was no ordinary trip for us. One way or the other. Many firsts, my first Air Asia flight, my first time couchsurfing, my first trip with a girl friend, and my first time being robbed.
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In a world where reports of millions of dying of hunger, disease, farmers committing suicides by the thousands, floods and cyclones ravaging and uprooting villages, refugees in war ridden countries having nowhere to go are as frequent as a status update on social media , the biggest fund-raising worthy cause we’ve decided to go with is, traveling?
Holidays on Fridays or Mondays make for great long weekends. Add another day of leave, and they’re the stuff that dreams are made of for any corporate slave hanging on the 20 day vacation a year rule. The itch to travel is strong. Take off to Goa maybe? Or cool off in Ooty?
But the reasons you should travel on long weekends are the exact reasons you should not.
25 flights, 100+ buses, trains, and the countless local transport from KSRTC buses to autos to ferries doesn’t begin to cover it!
From unplanned weekend trips to sometimes unknown destinations in India, to impulsively booked but heavily researched vacation abroad, 2014 has seen its share of travel craziness and now.
Being a traveller and an ardent music buff, if there’s one event that gets me excited every time, it is music festivals. Live music, the best of talents, that happy, vibrant festival vibe and those 2 days of being away close to nature, what’s not to love?
Thanks to a travel content to win a free trip that we ultimately didn’t, we got stirred into action, and created all this content out of virtually scraps of photos we had, honed and developed my video making skills, and bonded so much in the process.
After all, that’s what the purpose of traveling too is.
It can be said, that every traveler worth their weight in luggage dreams of backpacking to Europe at least once in their lifetime. The folklore, the pop culture associations and the movies glorifying Europe have only heightened the charm of this beautiful continent. But more often than not, the Indian passport (and associated VISA formalities) and the dismally low rupee vis a vis the Euro ( €1= ₹81) doesn’t hold too well for such lofty travel ambitions for us Indian folk.
Sometimes greatest things are discovered by accident. Having just about 5 days on hand, and having covered most of the weekend getaways in this part of the country, we might as well have rolled a dice. The outcome was an impromptu trip to Kochi, a major city in Kerala, about 600kms south of Bangalore, and later another shortish detour to Varkala, Kerala’s Goa.