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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 […]

The Ultimate 12-Day Travel Guide to Meghalaya, India

The Ultimate 12-Day Travel Guide to Meghalaya, India

I solo traveled in Meghalaya for 12 days and while I have so many stories to tell, I thought of writing this guide. You can read my stories from Shillong here and from Mawsynram, here. This guide explains the route I took, places I visited […]

Mawsynram, Meghalaya: Two Days in the Wettest Place on Earth

Mawsynram, Meghalaya: Two Days in the Wettest Place on Earth

I was on a Facebook video call with my mother and sister when I heard loud giggles outside my door. Two little kids appeared with possibly the biggest smiles I’d seen in a while. Then came their friends. A few minutes back, they were playing […]

Virat Kohli, Imran Khan and Feeling Indian in Shillong, Meghalaya

Virat Kohli, Imran Khan and Feeling Indian in Shillong, Meghalaya

Zin traveled to Meghalaya for two weeks and she’s creating a series of posts where she pens down her most cherished experiences. This is the post one of NatnZin’s Meghalaya series. It’s Eid. I’m with Anne. One hearty breakfast and two cups of coffee later, […]

10 Things You Can Do in Arugam Bay Beside Surfing

10 Things You Can Do in Arugam Bay Beside Surfing

We went to Arugam Bay earlier this year and loved everything about the quaint hamlet on Sri Lanka’s East Coast. Since it was the “off-season” it was far away from the Arugam Bay we had heard of. We were away from the maddening crowds, hipsters […]

20 Photos That Will Inspire You To Visit Nuwara Eliya

20 Photos That Will Inspire You To Visit Nuwara Eliya

We’ve realized that we aren’t exactly travelers who hunt down the must-see places. Instead, we choose to casually wander around the streets. That’s perfectly fine because our morning tuk rides lead us to interesting corners, where there are picturesque moss-laden rocky paths and flowery fences. Our casual, […]

Why Nuwara Eliya Is Our Favorite Hill Town in Sri Lanka

Why Nuwara Eliya Is Our Favorite Hill Town in Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya is often frequented by the local travelers for its climate. To Sri Lankans, Nuwara Eliya is a cold, sleepy beautiful town. It’s relatively less popular among foreign travelers compared to other hill stations in Sri Lanka, again for the same reason. Climate. It’s […]

Our Top “Sri Lanka by Train” Moments – Part One

Our Top “Sri Lanka by Train” Moments – Part One

Think of green vistas sweeping away as you peep your head out of the train window. Think of jungle-clad mountains, endless tea plantations and bada iringu (corn on the cob) uncles who make their way through crowded coaches. It’s no secret that we love travelling […]

Things to See and Do in Ella, Sri Lanka: A Travel Guide

Things to See and Do in Ella, Sri Lanka: A Travel Guide

Ella is a small town in Sri Lanka’s hill country with a dry, mild climate. Ella, Sri Lanka has a relaxing vibe, and over the years, it has become one of Sri Lanka’s top tourist hubs. So popular that almost everyone who visits Sri Lanka […]