Category: Travel Asia

The amazing secret Asian destinations that you wont find on tour agency books.

Manila’s Relaxed Nightlife Options

The term “nightlife” always has a connotation of noise, rowdy people, partying, and lots of alcohol. This is maybe due to the fact that this term is universally accepted as equated to night partying, socializing, and drinking with friends and loved-ones. Manila’s nightlife does not escape this connotation, but the city also offers more reserved, relaxed and easy going options.. Manila… Read more →

Things To Do on Boracay Island Philippines

If the United States has a city that never sleeps, the Philippines has an island that never sleeps- Boracay island. The term Boracay island is a general term for at least eight beaches that make up the whole island. Every little place in Boracay is very much accessible, making it a tourist friendly destination. The term ‘island’ is a deceiving… Read more →

Philippines Climate and Boracay Island

The Philippines is a tropical country found in the equatorial region of the Southeast Asia. Because of its location, it only has two seasons: the dry season or the summer and the wet season or the rainy season. Its general temperature ranges from 22 degrees Celsius up to 34 degrees Celsius. Its generally warm weather makes the Philippines a preferred… Read more →

Philippine’s Boracay Island: Paradise Awaits

The Philippines is an island country in the Southeast Asia. It is called the Pearl of the Orient because of its distinct formation in the Pacific Ocean. The Philippines is composed of 7,107 islands. This makes this island nation one of the best destinations in the world when it comes to beautiful tourist destinations, specifically beaches. The Philippines has hundreds… Read more →

Lachung And Lachen: A Double Delight

Hire a cab and make your way through challenging terrain towards North Sikkim to experience a world different from the rest of India. Hiding in the Himalayas in these stretches of the country are two twin villages of Lachung and Lachen. Borrowing their names from the rivers that run through it, the two villages are a scenic beauty, complete with… Read more →

Mandarmani: Driving On Sandy Trails

Head south from Kolkata and drive for a distance of about 180 kilometers towards a quiet beach destination on the Bay of Bengal called Mandarmani. Known only to the avid travelers on the east coast, Mandarmani is an upcoming tourist destination located in southern district of Purba Medinipur in West Bengal. The best way to reach Mandarmani would undoubtedly be… Read more →

Gangtok: Moving Through Space

As the cliche goes, India is a land of a variety of cultures, each of them being unique from the others. The north-eastern region of India exemplifies one tiny part of this rich cultural heritage. Sikkim is a small state in the north-east and is the centre of all Buddhist activities in the country. The Himalayas are characteristic of every… Read more →

Thailand: Pattaya

It was seven-ish and I was sitting in a pleasant-enough room overlooking the front entrance to the pub above which I had just moved in. The pub was the Pig and Whistle on Soi 7 in Pattaya. Across the lane was a big hole, which they were hoping to construct a hotel in and next door to that, right opposite me, was a tiny bar with one lady sitting on a stool outside it. Not that there was a wall there, it was open on two sides. The Soi was nice and quiet, I thought. I also thought that I might go and sit in that little bar and talk to that woman, if my friend was late, because I would definitely see him arrive from two metres away, the width of the Soi. Read more →

Shillong: The Hills Are Alive

Tucked away in the middle of the Khasi hills in the state of Meghalaya in north-east India, Shillong is a tourist getaway that is often called the ‘Scotland of the East’, and for good reason. Far removed from the maddening crowd of the plains, Shillong is a small, quaint township that is a perfect escape for everyone who wants to… Read more →

Shantiniketan India: A Return To Innocence

Take a four hour car ride or get on a train from Kolkata and head north towards the small university town of Shantiniketan in the Birbhum district West Bengal. Originally a known as Bhubandanga, Shantiniketan was owned by the predecessors of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Literally meaning ‘a peaceful and quiet place’, Shantiniketan was given its modern name by Rabindranath’s… Read more →

The Basilica of Bom Jesus – Goa India

Goa usually evokes images of sandy beaches and a dynamic night-life. However, there is more to this beautiful state on the west coast of India than what meets the eye. About 10 kilometers away from Panjim, the state capital of Goa, Old Goa is a derelict, historical town that is famous among tourists for the Basilica of Bom Jesus. ‘Bom… Read more →

Kamakhya [India]: Because Not Everything Is Meant For The Pleasure Of Your Senses

Nested on top of the Nilachal hill in the city of Guwahati in Assam, the Kamakhya temple is an important aspect of the Indian cultural heritage. Built in the late-16th century, the Kamakhya temple has since become popular as one of the major ‘shakti peethas’ in the country where the goddess figure is worshipped as ‘shakti’, or power, in her… Read more →

Auli – A Return To Nature

Tucked away in the far corners of the Garhwal ranges of the Himalayas in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Auli is a small skiing destination that gets lost amidst the popularity of its other Himalayan counterparts. Auli emerged as a tourist destination only recently, after the larger state of Uttar Pradesh was divided into Uttarakhand and present-day Uttar Pradesh in… Read more →