Today, I will talk about seven such websites. Read on! Continue reading Seven exciting Indian travel websites
Sri Lanka is a gorgeous island replete with stunning natural beauty, vibrant, colourful people and remarkable gastronomic delights.
The best part, however, is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to vacation there. For a budget traveller looking to get lost in the midst of the sun and sand, mountains and forests, Sri Lanka is an ideal getaway. Continue reading How to get a Sri Lanka travel permit
Over the past few weeks, I have posted a lot of stuff on Japan. I’ll agree I’m more than a little hung over on this country. Here are ten postcards from this amazing country that I hope will inspire you to go there.
I can promise you this much. You will not regret this trip.
When you think Japan pictures, what immediately comes to mind is Mount Fuji, the Arashiyama bamboo grove and probably, sushi. In this collection, I have avoided the most obvious pictures here in an effort to give you a deeper picture of the country. Continue reading Ten postcards from Japan
For the typical traveller from Kolkata, which is where I live, the first step is visiting the local travel agent and finding out what trips they are offering. If, among the trips on offer is a place they have not been to and it suits their budget, they buy the package.
In most cases, it’s as simple as that.
However, since I tend to avoid travel agencies as much as I can, the process is a little different for me. Here are five things to consider while planning a trip. Continue reading Five things to consider while planning a trip
I had some trouble finding out where the Japanese consulate was in Kolkata, but managed to download a map from the Internet. It appeared close the the Tollygunge metro station. Continue reading Japan tourist visa guide for Indians
Have you been to Goa? Have you seen the Palolem beach? If your answer to the first question is an yes, but the second is a no, then you missed something nice.
Here are 7 reasons to visit Palolem beach in Goa. Continue reading 7 reasons to visit Palolem beach in Goa
After walking back and forth by the entrance a couple of times, I decided my Japan experience wouldn’t be complete if I did not get into an onsen. I slowly counted to five in an effort to calm myself and went in. Continue reading What happened at the onsen
When travelling on a budget, you constantly need to think of innovative ways to cut your costs. I do it all the time!
However, there are a few travel essentials where the cheapest option is definitely not the way to go. For these items, it makes sense to spend a reasonable sum of money because it only helps you travel better. Though these items may be a bit heavy on the pocket at the point you’re buying them, you actually save when you’re looking at them from a long-term perspective.
In this post, I will talk about four essentials that help you travel better. Continue reading Four essentials that help you travel better
There is much more to Koh Phangan (koh means island in Thai) than the Full Moon Party (FMP). But probably more than 70 per cent of the people visiting this island in the Gulf of Thailand do it just for this party.
Just in case you don’t know about it, the Full Moon Party is held once every month on or around the full moon and this is among the world’s largest rave parties. In fact, this one party drives the economy of the island.
Follow these Full Moon Party dos and don’ts to make the most of your stay on Koh Phangan. Continue reading Full Moon Party: Dos and don’ts
I’m just back from my three-week trip to Japan and I cannot stop thinking about the many ways in which this country amazed me.
I had a little checklist and I couldn’t see/do everything in that but I’m not complaining! This is because I experienced wonderful things that were not in my list in the first place and got to know some really nice people who I want to keep in touch with.
They do stuff differently in Japan, to very good effect! Here are 10 things to know before going to Japan. Continue reading 10 things to know before going to Japan
I have seen plenty of people paying tonnes of money at the airport baggage check-in counter because of overweight luggage. This has always confused me because, for some reason, my bags always weigh way below the permissible limit.
In 2012 ahead of my five-week Europe trip, when I was checking in at the airport, I actually got a little worried to see my big bag weigh less than 11kg when the airline allowed 25kg. Continue reading How to keep your backpack light