Budva – Wandering around and out of this beautiful coastal town

Montenegro amazes me. Just as Thailand is known to be the land of smiles in Asia, the Balkans ought to take the trophy for Europe and the region. Never have I seen so many happy smiley friendly people all concentrated in a region before. Must be the lolling hills, the adriatic, the drinkable water or Ćevapčići or… Read more »

Belgrade to Bar, the night train.

Of all the many amazing train journeys in the world, the Belgrade – Bar journey was one of those high on my bucket list. My travel planning for the Balkans started with me stumbling on a post written about this train journey and everything else kinda slowly unraveled itself thereafter. One of the many bridges… Read more »

Belgrade Travel Tips. 12 hours in and 10 tips for an amazing time in this underrated hipster city!

7:30 am I arrived in a sleepy city and it felt like there were as many bleary eyed passengers as there were airport staffers and taxi drivers out there taking a yawn the moment I landed. The airport was relatively empty and was without the hustle and bustle of other mega airports which I have… Read more »

Things to do on Mahé, Seychelles

Some people I know do not have an inclination for beach holidays for a number of reasons. Some do not swim, are afraid of the sea, do not like fish or seawater in their hair, do not like getting a tan. The reasons go on but most I know prefer a city break because apart… Read more »

A week, no… 3 days in Seychelles – Tips for trips

Planning a trip to Seychelles was by no means an easy feat. There wasn’t enough blogs and sites out there with an objective perspective nor were there sufficient visuals of this stunning island. I was confused by 1. Transportation 2. Location 3. Island hopping 4. Attractions 5. Hikes. A series of unfortunate events left me with… Read more »

Planning a trip to Shanghai – How to begin and other tips

Planning a trip to Shanghai can be quite daunting for some (I was pretty overwhelmed when I first started) so I have listed a few hopefully useful tips for all who are interested bearing in mind that I am no expert and that all I had was a short weekend there. If this can be… Read more »

A quick day trip out to Qibao Watertown

Qibao (七宝镇 – Qībǎo Zhèn) is a small town in one of the many districts of spawling Shanghai that can satisfy your urge (if any) to get out of the crazy crowded metropolis of central Shanghai. If you are interested in taking a stroll along an old watertown steeped in rich history and culture away… Read more »

3 days in Shanghai – Tips for a short trip to this amazing city

Crowded, Cosmopolitan, Charming. Shanghai is one city that I feel almost needs no introduction. It is constantly in the news for reasons good and bad, its also one that amazes me because it is a country so full of extremes. For one, most travellers i’ve met either love or hate the city. It is difficult to… Read more »

Bali – Conquering Mount Batur and living to tell the tale (and tips)

Truth be told. I never wanted to climb Mount Batur. It was always Mount Agung that I wanted to conquer. Why settle for 1,717 meters when you can push yourself up 3,031 meters? Eventually I was very unhappily talked out of climbing Agung by the group I was traveling with. My research showed that the… Read more »

Bali in 3 Days and 2 Nights – Stripping my preconceived notions of the place and loving it

I’ve always been reluctant to go to Bali. In my insolent mind, it is somehow a place associated with excessive tourists, locals who prey on unseeming tourists, beaches, bars and more beaches. How wrong was I. Lo and behold, I somehow found myself in Bali and in the weeks before, I started doing extensive research… Read more »

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  • Budva – Wandering around and out of this beautiful coastal town

    Montenegro amazes me. Just as Thailand is known to be the land of smiles in Asia, the Balkans ought to take the trophy for Europe and the region. Never have I seen so many happy smiley friendly people all concentrated in a region before. Must be the lolling hills, the adriatic, the drinkable water or Ćevapčići or… Read more »

  • Belgrade to Bar, the night train.

    Of all the many amazing train journeys in the world, the Belgrade – Bar journey was one of those high on my bucket list. My travel planning for the Balkans started with me stumbling on a post written about this train journey and everything else kinda slowly unraveled itself thereafter. One of the many bridges… Read more »

  • Belgrade Travel Tips. 12 hours in and 10 tips for an amazing time in this underrated hipster city!

    7:30 am I arrived in a sleepy city and it felt like there were as many bleary eyed passengers as there were airport staffers and taxi drivers out there taking a yawn the moment I landed. The airport was relatively empty and was without the hustle and bustle of other mega airports which I have… Read more »

  • Things to do on Mahé, Seychelles

    Some people I know do not have an inclination for beach holidays for a number of reasons. Some do not swim, are afraid of the sea, do not like fish or seawater in their hair, do not like getting a tan. The reasons go on but most I know prefer a city break because apart… Read more »

  • A week, no… 3 days in Seychelles – Tips for trips

    Planning a trip to Seychelles was by no means an easy feat. There wasn’t enough blogs and sites out there with an objective perspective nor were there sufficient visuals of this stunning island. I was confused by 1. Transportation 2. Location 3. Island hopping 4. Attractions 5. Hikes. A series of unfortunate events left me with… Read more »

  • Planning a trip to Shanghai – How to begin and other tips

    Planning a trip to Shanghai can be quite daunting for some (I was pretty overwhelmed when I first started) so I have listed a few hopefully useful tips for all who are interested bearing in mind that I am no expert and that all I had was a short weekend there. If this can be… Read more »

  • A quick day trip out to Qibao Watertown

    Qibao (七宝镇 – Qībǎo Zhèn) is a small town in one of the many districts of spawling Shanghai that can satisfy your urge (if any) to get out of the crazy crowded metropolis of central Shanghai. If you are interested in taking a stroll along an old watertown steeped in rich history and culture away… Read more »

  • 3 days in Shanghai – Tips for a short trip to this amazing city

    Crowded, Cosmopolitan, Charming. Shanghai is one city that I feel almost needs no introduction. It is constantly in the news for reasons good and bad, its also one that amazes me because it is a country so full of extremes. For one, most travellers i’ve met either love or hate the city. It is difficult to… Read more »

  • Bali – Conquering Mount Batur and living to tell the tale (and tips)

    Truth be told. I never wanted to climb Mount Batur. It was always Mount Agung that I wanted to conquer. Why settle for 1,717 meters when you can push yourself up 3,031 meters? Eventually I was very unhappily talked out of climbing Agung by the group I was traveling with. My research showed that the… Read more »

  • Bali in 3 Days and 2 Nights – Stripping my preconceived notions of the place and loving it

    I’ve always been reluctant to go to Bali. In my insolent mind, it is somehow a place associated with excessive tourists, locals who prey on unseeming tourists, beaches, bars and more beaches. How wrong was I. Lo and behold, I somehow found myself in Bali and in the weeks before, I started doing extensive research… Read more »