Doggie under my table

Port Douglas

At a cafe, facing the four mile beach, across the street at Port Douglas. I sat, sipping a glass of mango smoothie, melting in the summer heat, trickling down beads of water on the outside, into my palms.  I pulled in my …

What Ardent and Solo Travelers hear!

Travelers Savings

While solo travel and frequent backpacking is more common and is probably also a fad now, it’s still not considered normal by many. Well that’s the case at least in my circle of people in India. A solo traveler or any ardent traveler …

Kingdom of Cambodia – Khmer Empire of Temples

Cambodia houses magnificent Angkor temples showing off the beautiful Khmer architecture. From sunrises to sunsets each temple has a great view and history to offer! After a tormenting time with the Ho Chi Minh to Cambodia land border crossing, I …

Hoi An, My Son and Da Nang

Hoi An Vietnam

A ‘LoveLy’ journey into the reverie Hoi An town and the magnificent ruins of My Son Hoi An is an ancient town, with lanterns glowing the old town streets that host old heritage buildings. And the hundreds of floating lamps …

I can, because I want to

I can, Samiti lake, Goechala, Sikkim

At the end of a session with 12-year-old footballers, on outdoor career options, a girl asked, do girls trek up mountains too? I said yes they do, it’s common. To that, another girl jumped in and said “because girls are …

Caving into the mesmerizing Phong Nha in Vietnam

Paradise Cave. Phong Nha

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site. Phong Nha is tucked in between densely forested, dark green mountains and is home to many caves including the world’s largest caves, the Son Doong caves. My long narrative (Please …

So Long, Ha Noi and Ha Long

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Ha Noi is a city of lakes, completely crowded and attractive at the same time. The city has the best night market in Vietnam, umpteen cafes, great food and the beautiful old quarter area. And from here you can make …

The Sa Pa Saga of the Rice Terraces

SaPa Vietnam

Sa Pa town is a beautiful hill station in the north of Vietnam offering you a walk through beautiful trails across the mountains and stunning view of the famous Sa Pa Rice terraces.

A fortnight in Vietnam-Review of places for your itinerary

Vietnam is a beautiful blend of nature and culture. It is a perfect place to go awe at many a natural wonder and to experience untainted local culture and people. This post gives a summary review of the places I visited in Vietnam to help you with your itinerary. 3 …