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I used to be a traveler. Now I’m staying in. 

I used to be a traveler. Now I’m staying in. 

I used to be a traveler. Now I’m staying in.  My family never traveled for leisure, except for the occasional family trip twice or thrice a year. When we went on those trips, we all jumped on a rented van with our extended family: maternal […]

Homestays in Northeast India: Homely Accommodations in the Region

Homestays in Northeast India: Homely Accommodations in the Region

I’ve written about Northeast India many times that I thought the region receives no introduction in my future posts (like this one where I’m writing about homestays in northeast India). I was, of course, wrong. I recently finished Patrick Rogers’ The Green Unknown. I find […]

A Five Day Road Trip Across the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya

A Five Day Road Trip Across the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya

I hold my memories from Meghalaya closer to my heart. I carry them throughout the day. I think of the sunkissed hours when I wake up in the day. I think of gloomy skies and rolling clouds and carpeted hills when I sit down to […]

Beautiful Himalayan Villages in India: For Those Who Want to Escape the Cities

Beautiful Himalayan Villages in India: For Those Who Want to Escape the Cities

Nathan and I love everything about the mountains. The wee hours of the morning waking up in a small cottage surrounded by the guardian hills, the vagrant breeze that embraces your soul and the yards of sunbathing cardamom groves in quaint hamlets. These are the […]

Vizag Diaries: My First Introduction to the Southern Coastline of India

Vizag Diaries: My First Introduction to the Southern Coastline of India

It all started with a train. It always starts with a train. A few hours before we boarded the Shalimar-Secunderabad Weekend special, we were sitting at the waiting room in Kolkata’s Shalimar Railway Station. In Kolkata, I’ve been to two railway stations. Howrah and Shalimar. […]

Eraeliya Villas & Gardens: A Hidden Oasis in the South of Sri Lanka

Eraeliya Villas & Gardens: A Hidden Oasis in the South of Sri Lanka

Last week, we were invited to Eraeliya Villas & Gardens by the curator, lovely Anna Egorkina for a fun, casual photoshoot. This trip turned out to be the perfect post-lockdown getaway for both me and Nathan. This tranquil accommodation in Weligama is one of the […]

Books You Should Read Before Visiting These Asian Countries

Books You Should Read Before Visiting These Asian Countries

Reading a book about the country/destination before I travel is one of my favorite pre-travel activities. Sometimes, I read while traveling. Other times, it’s after my trip so I can explore more about the destination I just visited through a book. Travel writing is insanely […]

The tamarind tree

The tamarind tree

In the evening, the vibrant village sky is layered in the colours of my artist’s palette. My artist palette is an old saucer with a vegetable drawing printed in it. It was part of the porcelain dinner set my father got as a gift when […]

These Are the Best Food Experiences in Asia – Part Two

These Are the Best Food Experiences in Asia – Part Two

Culinary travel is one of the best ways to unravel a country’s culture and unique traditions. Food experiences like cooking classes with locals, homestay meals, food tours and market tours offer a glimpse into the culinary landscape of a new destination. We asked travel bloggers […]

Over a cup of chai

Over a cup of chai

It was late September. The summer sun rose early in Guwahati. Sahid bought me a cup of chai. The little glass held a wonderful fresh aroma of new chai patha—or, tea leaves. I sipped once, not knowing that it was the beginning of a beautiful […]

These Are the Best Food Experiences in Asia – Part One

These Are the Best Food Experiences in Asia – Part One

Food connects people, opens up conversations and builds friendships. When we travel, we love joining a cooking class or a food tour to learn about the culinary traditions of a new destination. While it allows us to taste local cuisines, it also teaches us many […]

These Are the Most Unexpected Questions Being Asked at the Immigration

These Are the Most Unexpected Questions Being Asked at the Immigration

We all have those unexpected, funny, weird and memorable experiences at the immigation desk, usually in a new destination in a foreign country. Last September, I was visiting India for the third time on a new evisa. I arrived at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) […]