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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 […]

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.

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.

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 […]

Stories of 12 Long-Term Couples Who Found Love on the Road

Stories of 12 Long-Term Couples Who Found Love on the Road

“Being born in Saudi Arabia to Sri Lankan parents, lived in both India and Australia, you came all the way to Sri Lanka, where your roots are from, to find love. And now you are here. You live here.” – Zahil loves to pull Nathan’s […]

An Open Letter to Sri Lankan Parents

An Open Letter to Sri Lankan Parents

“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not […]

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 […]