Great Himalayan Drive Day 8: Illy coffee, brownies and wood fired...

What do I miss most (perhaps the only thing actually) is a good Americano and a cake or muffin to go with it. You...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 21: Those wonderful flying foxes in Koshi...

When my guide at the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve promised to show me the Flying Foxes, I had no idea what to expect. He...

10 Days in UK: Day 1 – Getting to Glasgow

Day 1: London - Glasgow Train from London Euston to Glasgow Central. Departed at 08:30 to arrive at 13:00. The journey was uneventful and comfortable....

Postcards from Thailand #3: A Festival of Lanterns, Lights and Floats...

If you are in love, or want to make any wishes for your future life, head to Chiang Mai a few days before the...

Gallery : A Sadhu smoking Marijuana on Shivratri at Pashupatinath Temple,...

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Chiang Mai, Thailand – Rose of the North

By MANISHA AHLAWAT Chiang Mai literally means New City, even though it's an old city. That is because the city was built in 1296 as...

Bangkok, Thailand – You Need All Your Energy Reserves To Live...

By MANISHA AHLAWAT Bangkok is a city where you need to let go of whatever is holding you back and let your hair down.  The city...

Postcards from Thailand #4: Night Safari, Chiang Mai

This is one zoo you cannot miss when in Thailand. If you are willing to ignore the confined quarters of the animals, you may...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 12: Impressions of Thamel in capital Kathmandu...

I set out from Gorkha for Chitwan National Park on a rainy morning – only to realize jungle safaris may not be possible in...

10 Days in UK: Day 4 – In Newcastle

Day 4: In Newcastle At my guide Tom’s advice, I took a half hour train ride the following day to Tynemouth on the coast -...