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“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 […]

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.

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.

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 […]

In Bangkok, Thailand, Food Connects Two Strangers

In Bangkok, Thailand, Food Connects Two Strangers

I’ve never loved big cities. Never. In December, however, I was on a trip with TakeMeTour Thailand, a community-based travel organization which provides meaningful travel experiences. I was in Bangkok. Bangkok. The crazy big capital city of Thailand. And in Bangkok, I learned to love […]

Learning to Cook Thai Food in Chiang Mai and Other Mindful Travel Experiences

Learning to Cook Thai Food in Chiang Mai and Other Mindful Travel Experiences

“You are always smiling, ALWAYS!,” says my host couple, Nok and Aek. I live in the busy capital of Colombo and I hardly touch a knife at home. And joining an actual cooking class was a really exciting experience for me. I have previously joined […]

Here’s How a Tiny Northeast Indian Village Taught Me a Life Lesson

Here’s How a Tiny Northeast Indian Village Taught Me a Life Lesson

I chat with Sushila. She’s my host. She lives alone, but with visitors from all over the world, she’s never alone. Her home, now, is a hub where cultures come together. Her home is the birthplace of thoughtful conversations. She makes me sweet tea and offers me chocolate chip cookies.

Temples, Lanna Cuisine and Plenty of Smiles in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Temples, Lanna Cuisine and Plenty of Smiles in Chiang Mai, Thailand

With TakeMeTour Thailand, I visited four temples in Chiang Mai, sampled delicious Lanna (northern Thai) food and learnt how to weave cotton.

A True Sri Lankan Experience at Mahagedara Wellness Retreat in Sigiriya

A True Sri Lankan Experience at Mahagedara Wellness Retreat in Sigiriya

It’s 8 in the morning. In a little village tucked inside the jungle in Sigiriya, the intermonsoon rains have already arrived. Our breakfast starts with a bowl of thick Lankan kola kenda, herbal gruel, made with Sri Lankan herbs, coconut milk and a small portion […]