Top Things to do in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Borobodur temple yogyakarta

Yogyakarta, pronounced locally as ‘Jogjakarta’, or ‘Jog-ja’ in short, is the hub of fine Javanese arts and culture. If Jakarta is the capital city; Bali a spiritual town then Yogyakarta is the soul of Indonesia. The culture is as rich as they were centuries ago. Unlike Bali or Jakarta, the life in Yogyakarta is a bit laidback. No hurried moments here. The people are warm & friendly and the food has stories.
Yogyakarta is also well known for its traditional methods of producing hand-made Batik crafts, puppets, masks, silver jewelry and of course coffee! A … Read the rest

Olive Ridley Sea Turtles in Velas Maharashtra

We were on our way to an unknown village to see some new-borns take their first baby steps and then swim into the sea! We are, of course, talking about the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles in Velas Maharashtra. This is a ritual that happens during the months of February, March and April in this otherwise sleepy village called Velas in Ratnagiri District, in the south of Maharashtra.

olive ridley sea turtles velas maharashtra

A few years back a friendRead the rest

Exploring Jungfrau Region in Winters

I was in a Swiss Air flight to Zurich, Switzerland. To say I was excited, would be an understatement. I was visiting the country after 18 years! I was to go to Interlaken and then to Jungfrau region for some awesome activities. It was going to be a nostalgic trip for me. A lot would have changed, a lot would have remained the same; these thoughts crisscrossed through my mind. It was for me to see it myself, now. 🙂

top things to do in Jungfrau region

I knew it would be cold in December with snow all around, but I have lived in those temperatures and … Read the rest

Charlie Chaplin in Switzerland !

It began with my visit to Vevey, a pretty little town on Lake Geneva where Charlie Chaplin spent last 25 years of his life. It was the December chill. I had come here to celebrate Charlie Chaplin in Switzerland.

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Bronze statue of Charlie Chaplin in Vevey, Switzerland

Vevey wears the character of Charlie Chaplin

On the first glance itself, the town looked like it was wearing the personality of the evergreen legend.
To begin with, the hotel I was staying in, … Read the rest

The Year That Was 2017

The Year That Was 2017:
I can’t believe another year is about to end in a day and it’s time again to stop and look back. To take stock of our journeys, not only in terms of travel but the journeys which opened a new horizon, a new meaning for both of us and helped us to see the world with diverse perceptions.

This year we decided to Read the rest