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Photo Blog – Sunset in the Thar desert

Photo Blog – Sunset in the Thar desert

Hello everyone, hope you all loved our post on getting a glimpse of Rajasthan through our itinerary. Rajasthan blew our mind with its beauty and we captured the memories through some beautiful photographs. For a change, we wanted to let our pictures do the talking in this post instead of our words. What do you say? 🙂 All pictures were shot in Sam Sand dunes in the Thar desert which is around 40km from Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. We spent a…

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Getting your first taste of Rajasthan – Itinerary & Planning

Getting your first taste of Rajasthan – Itinerary & Planning

Being South Indians, the north of India has always been a fascination for us – the extreme colours and scintillating textiles, innumerous palaces & forts, the free spirited dancing and rich food are too good to resist! So when we had a week off in the midst of our India trip, we planned our hearts out to visit one of the most colourful states of all – Rajasthan – the land of the Kings! We had only 6 days and…

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Honeymooning in Kenya – Itinerary & planning

Honeymooning in Kenya – Itinerary & planning

Most couples dream of a beach honeymoon, maybe some fantasize about romancing in Europe and then there is a teeny tiny group which dares to be unconventional. And we belong to the third category, obviously. To go on a wildlife safari had always been a dream for us, and when the chance presented itself for a week long honeymoon, that was the first thing that came to our mind. Oh, how glad we are to have made that decision! A…

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Road tripping 3500 km in Alpine Dreamland!

Road tripping 3500 km in Alpine Dreamland!

If you had a choice, what will you choose, Dragons or a mundane four wheeled machine? Of course, Fire breathing dragons 😉 (No, I am not talking about the one beyond the wall) 😉 Now, let me rephrase this question to suit our normal human lives: 3500kms – Fly or Drive? Any sane person would have thought long and hard about it but not us. We practically had no time after my visa arrived and a couple of days later…

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When you don’t know Swimming and still go Canyoning!

When you don’t know Swimming and still go Canyoning!

I am back to my room with muddy shoes, wet clothes, my legs bruised and my calves  killing me, but I swear this was the most AMAZING day of my life. I have never felt so alive and kicking. So let me set the clock back and tell you the story from the very beginning. This is one of the rare long weekends in Vietnam, so I grabbed my stuff and headed out to the central highlands of Vietnam, the mesmerizing…

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My Color Me Run experience, the Ups and Downs!

My Color Me Run experience, the Ups and Downs!

The last time I played Holi and got dunked in so much color was a long time ago, in the North Indian neighborhood of my tiny hometown while growing up. This Saturday I relived this experience in the streets of Saigon with 6,853 other people in the widely popular Color Me Run event!! It was incredibly refreshing and fun to be like kids for a day and enjoy creating a mess 😀 Though the heat was a bit too much…

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Ingenious bamboo trains in Battambang , Cambodia

Ingenious bamboo trains in Battambang , Cambodia

One of my spontaneous, on-the-fly decision when in Cambodia was to visit a small river-side town called Battambang, around 5 hours journey from Siem Reap.  I will highly recommend Battambang to anyone who wants to experience a real slice of the rural Cambodia. Considerably less touristic than Siem Reap (which is literally flooding with tourists in every nook and corner), quieter and beautiful in a subtle way – Battambang was absolutely the right way to finish my 7 day Cambodia…

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Cambodia Vs India, is it similar or not?

Cambodia Vs India, is it similar or not?

When I was in Cambodia and ever since I got back, a number of curious souls have asked me whether Cambodia is the same as India. The question isn’t flawed since many ancient Cambodian kings were of Indian origin and you can see Indian influence spread across Cambodian architecture and traditions. Plus, you don’t have a lot of Indians around here for people to really “know” about India, so naturally I become a scapegoat and had to answer this question…

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Doing it our ancestors’ way: Flying between trees in the Angkor jungle

Doing it our ancestors’ way: Flying between trees in the Angkor jungle

Wonder what I am talking about here?  Yes, I flew (the monkey way 😉 ) in the “Flight of the Gibbon” – an amazing zip-lining experience in my recent trip to Cambodia. When it comes to Siem Reap or Angkor, all that everyone talk about are the temples, but this incredible zip-lining experience in the middle of a tasking temple exploration itinerary is so refreshing that it is an absolute must-do!! I took a long time to decide on the…

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The floating world of Chong Khneas

The floating world of Chong Khneas

Having spent most of my 3 days at Siem Reap visiting temples, I wanted to do something different before leaving for Battambang today afternoon. That’s when I heard of Chong Khneas – a whole village floating on the waters of Tonle Sap, the biggest lake in South East Asia. So, how did I miss this in my itinerary?!? I went back to my Lonely Planet guide, and after much searching I saw a tiny paragraph quoting that the visit to…

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