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The grandeur of Masai Mara

Ever noticed there are two different ways to spell “Masai”? So which one is it, Masai Mara National Reserve or Maasai Mara National Reserve? For all the wanderlust travellers out there that want to be in-the-know when you set foot on the African continent – the correct answer is indeed Masai Mara. The “Maasai” are the fascinating Maa-speaking semi-nomadic people of...

Journey back in time to the Stone Age – Bhimbetka

Bhimbetka is a world heritage site and houses one of the oldest cave paintings in the world. A must-visit for all history-enthusiasts, Bhimbetka gives a sneak-peek into the pre-historic era. The Shiva temple which was started in the 11th century but could never reach its completion boasts of the largest Shiva linga in India. These cave shelters were inhabited by...

The by-lanes of Amsterdam

” Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin” Where to go Rijksmuseum One of Amsterdam’s most popular attractions – and certainly its most important art repository – the Rijksmuseum (National Museum) was founded in 1798 to house the country’s huge...

Into the fairy-tale town of Flanders’ – Bruges

Well! Bruges truly fits the description of a fairytale city. Yes, a place with cobbled streets, white washed alms-houses, Victorian street lamps, hand-made chocolates and surrounded by dreamlike canals running through the entire city does exist! You can never get enough of Bruges and will crave to be here again. I surely do! Some wise man/woman once quoted, ‘The best...

Love is in the air: Krabi

This trip was special, as it was our honeymoon trip. We were all set to explore South-East Asia in a weeks’ time. We set our itinerary a bit compact, as we had to join back work in about a fortnight, and we wanted to explore the maximum. After all, there are so many places in the bucket-list, there is hardly any time to revisit a place!! So, our leg of journeys...

Scintillating Singapore

So our honeymoon trip continue from where we left in Krabi (visit our post on Krabi to enjoy) After a tiring trip of Krabi, we straight went to Singapore. Quite a contrast we must say. While Krabi was all natural beauty, Singapore was all man made and bestowed with the best architectural wonders of the world. So here we go Day 5 at Days Hotel, Zhongshan Park began...

Goa from the river banks

Few houses deserve to be talked about as much as the place and the trip itself! At one of my recent trips, with my close group of friends, we chose to stay somewhere in Old Goa, away from the usual party places and hustle-bustle. In a quest to enjoy the riverside view, we came across an AirBnB listed property. It was a lovely chalet situated on the banks of Mandovi...

Into the off-beat roads of Innsbruck!

Well, there was one thing I realized last year. Austrian alps are as beautiful as Swiss alps and so is its unmatched beauty, period. Some also argue both Austria and its people are warm and hospitable than most cities in EU. I too had my biased infatuation to this place. So, if you are inspired to visit the skiing capital of EU, and cant wait to explore this less...

The symphony of Cape Town

“Visit Cape Town and history is never far from your grasp. It lingers in the air, a scent on the breezy, an explanation of circumstance that shaped the Rainbow People. Stroll around the old downtown and it’s impossible not to be affected by the trials and tribulations of the struggle. But, in many ways, it is the sense of triumph in the face of such...

Salzburg you beauty !!

“Salzburg is storybook Austria. Standing beside the fast-flowing Salzach River, your gaze is raised inch by inch to the Altstadt’s mosaic of graceful domes and spires, the formidable cliff-top fortress and the mountains beyond.” Where to go Fortress Hohensalzburg Hohensalzburg Fortress sits atop the Festungsberg, a small hill in the Austrian city of Salzburg. Erected...