My Fancy for Fancy Bazaar, Guwahati

It isn’t easy to miss Fancy Bazaar when one is in Guwahati. After all, it is its original marketplace. This area is cramped with thousands of shops where you are sure to get everything on your shopping list. Many I… Continue Reading

Next Travels: A Guilt-Free Destination

For as long as I can remember, I had dreamed of traveling far and wide. But my “Que Sera, Sera” attitude wouldn’t allow me to take this dream or any dream seriously. It doesn’t mean that I have stopped dreaming… Continue Reading

Vienna, Thieves, Schnitzel and Goulash

The train from Budapest brought us to Vienna at lunchtime. We were famished by the time we reached our hotel but it wasn’t yet time to check-in so we left our bags and headed out with only one place in… Continue Reading

A Visit to the Grand Old Survivor – Budapest

Budapest is not polished and gleaming like Vienna or Prague, and I think that was what made me love Budapest more. Amidst all its grandness, there was a familiarity, some ordinariness in everything and every face. There were signs of… Continue Reading

Sisi: Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary (1837-1898)

I had never heard of Sisi until I visited Vienna and have since been fascinated by her beauty and her story though I cannot say I admire her. Sisi is fondly known as the “Empress of Hearts” and often compared… Continue Reading

Memories of Istanbul: The Poetry City

Istanbul was the first place my husband and I went for a holiday. Neither of us knew much about the city except that it was one of the most visited cities in the world. It was a sudden plan and… Continue Reading

Kathmandu: The City of Temples and Palaces

My husband, Sunny, and I made an emergency trip to Kathmandu last week because we felt like we were about to explode from needing a break from the daily life. We longed for a week where nothing was expected from… Continue Reading

AS NIGHT FALLS ON KATHMANDU VALLEY

As night falls on Kathmandu valley on a Saturday, in a village nearby, the mothers are calling their children home after a long leisure day under the sun and in the dust. The smell of curries rises from the tin… Continue Reading

Santorini: The Sublime (Greece)

Santorini is a place where the blues of the sky and the sea come together in its bluest best, the white houses are the whitest, the green leaves are the greenest and every other colour you find is at its… Continue Reading

At that Moment

You probably wanted to be done with it, the water couldn’t be colder than this world. You probably thought it was all lost, that it would only end with the last of you. Were you praying in your heart or… Continue Reading

A Day at the City of Love: Sighnaghi, Georgia

For the last day of my incredible short trip to Georgia, I had planned for a quick trip to Sighnaghi, the town of love, in the Kakheti region. The driver from the previous day helped find a car to take… Continue Reading

A Trip to Kazbegi/Stepantsminda from Tbilisi (Georgia)

I had planned a trip to Stepantsminda or Kazbegi on the second day and fortunately I found three interested candidates to share the experience and the cost. We hired a tourist taxi for $120 and with it came an amazing… Continue Reading

Visit to the country of Georgia – A Day in Tbilisi

I believe it a waste for a budget traveler like myself to go to any new place without a solid itinerary. I don’t have enough money or more importantly time to squander in a place I may never get to… Continue Reading