Top Places To Spend Christmas In South East Asia

September 18th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, East Timor, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam|

Christmas in South East Asia is as magical as it is in the rest of the world. Sure we don’t always have the white Christmas that people talk about in USA, Canada or even in parts of Europe but don’t be quick to write it off. Last year I spent my first Christmas in [...]

HOLIDAYS TO VIETNAM: A Vietnam Travel Guide

September 16th, 2017|Destinations, Vietnam|

Have holidays to Vietnam ever crossed your mind? I hadn’t always thought of Vietnam as a holiday destination. When I did I never thought that I would make it there and then one day…. One day all the plans fell in place. I was no longer dreaming of holidays to Vietnam, I was planning [...]

Borobudur beyond the temple: Java’s friendliest village

September 11th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Indonesia, Java|

Borobudur straddles two worlds. On the one hand, it’s home to Indonesia’s most famous temple -- which is also the country’s most-visited tourist attraction. On the other hand, it’s a quiet, off-the-beaten-path village where you can feel like the only tourist who’s ever passed through. Borobodur Temple was my single biggest reason for visiting [...]

The Ultimate Cat Ba Island Travel Guide

September 9th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Halong Bay, Vietnam|

Everyone wants to visit the iconic Halong Bay. The most popular way of doing so is via the Halong Bay cruises also popularly known as the Halong Bay ‘junk boats’. The problem with these cruises however is the fact that they are very expensive and don’t fit into the backpacker budget. Luckily there is [...]

Finding Board Games In Kuala Lumpur

September 7th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|

It’s been over a year since our Dutch friend introduced us to a whole new world: The world of board games! As time passed we found ourselves getting increasingly addicted. With over 250 games in his collection, Sunday’s soon became game days and we waited for every invite (which thankfully is frequent!) that came [...]

HANOI TRAVEL GUIDE: All You need To Know About Hanoi

September 2nd, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Hanoi, Vietnam|

If you are planning a trip to Vietnam and you have started your general research, you will know that Hanoi is the capital of the country. Many people consider capital cities a representation of the country as a whole. Me… I consider them a brief introduction or a short finale. It depends on which [...]

A Brief Overview Of Our 2 Day Hanoi Travel Itinerary

August 31st, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Hanoi, Vietnam|

Hanoi marked the start of our three week journey through Vietnam. It was a long journey to reach the city from Bangalore but it was one that we were excited to take. My desire to visit Vietnam was a dream that started out three years before and it just kept coming back. So actually [...]

The 4 Sounds Of Goa That Draw Me Home

August 30th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Goa, India|

Quite recently we drove down to Goa with our cat. As we passed across the border between Goa and Karnataka, I began to ponder on what were the interesting sounds that welcomed me home. Odd right? You would think that the sounds in each part of the country are the same. I thought so [...]

Why I Hesitate To Write About Goa

August 29th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Goa, India|

I sat in front of a blank screen wondering what I should write about when it comes to Goa. I’ve been writing about so many places that I have traveled to and yet I hesitate to write about the one place that I hold closest to my heart. It’s the place that I call [...]

LALBAGH: Visiting Bangalore’s Largest Garden

August 27th, 2017|Asia, Banagalore, Destinations, India, Karnataka|

A long time has elapsed since this particular adventure but I still look back at it with nostalgia. I loved Bangalore as child but today it’s a big dusty city and lacks a lot of the green cover that it was once famous for. One place however persists in remaining an oasis in this [...]