The Wanderlust Bug

The Wanderlust bug!

I don’t know when I contracted this deadly and incurable condition, but I am not complaining. I was probably born with it and it just took over my body and soul at some point in time. I know I am not the only one. There are many out there afflicted with this, irrespective of the gender, nationality or creed and I know a few of them too, who have given up everything else to dedicate themselves to this condition known as travelling. Yes I am talking about the TRUE WANDERER bug.

Travelling off the beaten track…..
Travelling off the beaten track…..
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Mahabaleshwar: Mumbai Neighborhood in Monsoon

Mahabaleshwar: Mumbai Neighborhood in Monsoon

The heat and humidity of the worst bit of summer have started getting to us, making all of us here eagerly await the onset of monsoon. Even a little downpour would alleviate the scorching days and nights. In another 3 or 4 weeks, the hills of the Western Ghats would get its annual ablution and followed by a new clothing of green.

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Indonesia in Pictures

Indonesia in Pictures

Indonesia is a beautiful country. One could write pages and pages or one could try to pictorially cover it. I am striving here to do the latter. They do say a picture is worth a thousand words!

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Lessons I learnt from Bedouins

Lessons I learnt from Bedouins

Bedouin. Till the time I visited Jordan, this word had conjured an image of mysterious desert-bound nomad, dressed almost like a Sheikh.

About 40% of Jordanians are Bedouins. I met few of them in Petra and Wadi Rum … some had camels or donkeys to take us around, some were guides and some other were businessmen. Their way of looking at life while still connected to roots are things to learn for anybody.

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A Dance Drama called Barong

A Dance Drama called Barong

If I am asked to choose one dance of Indonesia, I’ll probably take more time than expected. Almost all dance forms are expressive and vie for the first spot. However, for me, Barong is probably the most prominent of them all. There is a great richness of styles and eloquent drama involved. This was also the first dance performance we saw.

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Barong is a story telling dance narrating the fight between good and evil. This dance is a classic example of … Read the rest

Unusual Markets of Hong Kong

Unusual Markets of Hong Kong

Hong Kong, perhaps, is best known for shopping in its myriad markets. Leave high end shops and malls, here we will see some famous markets that have nothing to do with famous international brands ! So much so that one may call them a brand unto themselves. It makes a great outing since they are all within walking distance of each other in the MK or the Mongkok area of Kowloon.
Mongkok is a major shopping area of HK and is depicted as a place run by Triads in the movies!

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