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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
A quirky town with old school buildings, colorful murals and streets lined up with boutiques, cafes and a few makeshift stalls, Melaka is truly a beautiful place to be. It’s only a couple of hours from Kuala Lumpur and luxury buses run to Melaka from […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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.
With TakeMeTour Thailand, I visited four temples in Chiang Mai, sampled delicious Lanna (northern Thai) food and learnt how to weave cotton.
We love traveling. The turquoise blue waters. Sandbanks fringed with palm trees. Mountain hamlets. Cobblestone streets from the medieval era. We all love traveling. What if we combine our love for travel with our knowledge and skills, to make a positive impact on society? To help […]