A day of typhoon, earthquake and chance meetings – Tokyo
Something didn’t feel right. My instinct was to check the time and it was around 3 am. Why did I wake up? It was then I noticed that everything was swaying, not shaking but swaying. Random thoughts fired in my…
Bali, Its many hues!
Where are you from? ‘India’ Hindu? Questions I and my friend were mostly greeted with by locals in Bali. It was a deja vu moment bringing memories of my time in Pokhara, Nepal, with a minor exception. Where are you…
You can’t go wrong with New Zealand!
Luxury travelers, nature lovers, adrenaline junkies, road trippers, honeymooners, backpackers…whatever your reasons or style of travel, you won’t go wrong with New Zealand. Personally, there were many firsts on this trip marking the beginnings of a dream of traveling full…
A small town filled with Surprises – Fox Glacier, New Zealand
As darkness slowly descended on the woods, we commenced our trek. The first glimpse of an illuminated tree got us into a frenzy of excitement. But it was just the beginning. It wasn’t fully dark yet! And very soon, we…
A birds’ eye view of Queenstown – Hang Gliding!
Weather was perfect as I stood on a peak waiting to take off. With a quick briefing, I found myself along with my instructor running towards the cliff edge, with each step our pace increasing. The next thing I knew,…
An Unplanned trek to Everest Base Camp/Kalapattar/Chola Pass – The full story
“I am thinking of doing the Everest Base Camp trek.” Sitting in one of Pokhara’s beautiful café’s lining the lake, I voiced the thought that played on my mind from the time I landed in Nepal. Beth, one of my…
All you need to know about trekking Everest Base Camp/Chola Pass
The trek to Everest Base Camp happened on a whim! We bought/rented all trekking gear 11 hours before boarding the flight to Lukla, had no itinerary other than a map from supermarket, no guides, no porters and no trekking shoes either….
59 Shades of Green – Trek to Dhampus, Pokhara
For good or bad, better or worse, we women folk have an ability to differentiate colors; and I am not talking of the 7 colors of rainbow. For most of us who shopped, it is but inevitable we had a…