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Conversations Over Breakfast in Gangtok: How I Found Family

Conversations Over Breakfast in Gangtok: How I Found Family

“I think we and Sri Lankan people are the same level nice,” says Oksonam, which according to her is extremely nice. Over the years, traveling in Sri Lanka has taught me one thing – it’s that its people, my people, those who live in far […]

“I’m Taller Than You” – Conversations Over Breakfast in Meghalaya

“I’m Taller Than You” – Conversations Over Breakfast in Meghalaya

She’s beautiful. She glistens in the warmth of the morning light as if she was like a sunkissed carpet of grass decorated with tiny wildflowers. They dance in the soft October breeze. Some of them are painted pastel purple. Others: yellow, pink and lily white.

5 Tips to Be a Respectful Traveler in Thailand

5 Tips to Be a Respectful Traveler in Thailand

Thailand is a beautiful country with warm, kind souls, making its “Land of Smiles” title well-earned. It’s also no wonder that the country draws in thousands of visitors per year, thus making the tourism industry one of their biggest economic contributors. Tourists actually play a […]

To Punjab and Beyond: Our Next Travel Plans

To Punjab and Beyond: Our Next Travel Plans

They all sang and danced together. “It was like a party inside the train,” Anne would tell me. It is now our dream to visit the vibrant, bustling cities of Punjab and the rural countryside brimming with life.

One Typho at a Time: Conversations Over Breakfast in Gangtok

One Typho at a Time: Conversations Over Breakfast in Gangtok

Some days, during my trips, I sit quietly on new cafes, sipping local coffee. Other days, I, unable to speak the local language, walk past locals, grinning. I observe them from far, quietly.

Visiting Bomburu Ella Falls in Sri Lanka

Visiting Bomburu Ella Falls in Sri Lanka

We take a scenic route to reach the Nuwara Eliya – Welimada Road, passing colonial-era tea gardens, eucalyptus trees where mist journeys like an old mystic character from Russian children’s fantasies, and pink daisies dance to the chilly mountain breeze.

Life Is to Live: Stories Shared Over Food in Colombo

Life Is to Live: Stories Shared Over Food in Colombo

His memories take him to his childhood where he and his family would walk through the tree-clad paths after the monsoon showers, where wild, edible mushrooms popped up on old, dilapidated tree trunks.

Here’s why you should not give up on Sri Lanka

Here’s why you should not give up on Sri Lanka

There are many ways to experience Sri Lanka, but to know her real side – the warmth of strangers, the nose-tingling aroma of a seasoned chicken curry, and the mythical beauty of paddy-fields where fireflies dance in a moonless night – one has to dive deep into her community.

Please look after yourself! Our favorite self-love ideas

Please look after yourself! Our favorite self-love ideas

I too grieved. I too sobbed. I too cried. I never went through the pain the people directly affected went through. But looking at nothingness, my eyes filled with tears. So then I decided to take care of myself. To take care of my fragile heart.

These Are Our Favorite Beaches in Sri Lanka

These Are Our Favorite Beaches in Sri Lanka

We met in 2015 and after more than three years of traveling in Sri Lanka, we now have a list of our favorite corners here. We were not traveling every single day with our work and studies, but we made sure to travel at least […]

Palatupana: Sand dunes, and a deserted beach in the vicinity of Yala National Park

Palatupana: Sand dunes, and a deserted beach in the vicinity of Yala National Park

On the way, Sheeba’s mum joins her little four-legged rascal. Sheeba is a tiny munchkin, the resident doggo at Yala Yin Yang. And as expected from pooches his age, the longest time Sheeba stands still at one place limits to barely one minute.

Photos I Took in Ipoh, Malaysia

Photos I Took in Ipoh, Malaysia

During my trip to Malaysia, I could only wish if I had stayed in Ipoh much much longer. A quaint, mellow town filled with art, hipster cafes, boutiques, and mouthwatering food – for a traveler like me – there’s nothing to dislike about Ipoh. I didn’t […]