Travel

Let’s Go To Jordan: A Wonder of a Country

Let’s go to Jordan Float in the Dead Sea. Snorkel in the Red Sea. Explore the lost city of Petra. Camp in the Wadi Rum desert. Hike through river canyons of Wadi Mujib. Savour Iftar[Read More…]

A Night of Fear in Hayuliang, Arunachal Pradesh | #IndiaisCalling

Fear comes in many forms. Eviction from the only room in town at midnight, after a harrowing two day drive dodging falling stones and landslides, can rank amongst the worst kind. In my earlier posts,[Read More…]

Kibithu, Arunachal Pradesh: Dodging Falling Rocks and Landslides | #IndiaisCalling

Mountain drives are exhilarating. But they can get a little too adventurous, and tricky, at times. Imagine it is raining and clouds at road level are limiting visibility. And then a falling stone misses your[Read More…]

Kibithu, Arunachal Pradesh: Take a U-Turn or Drive Into Chinese Army | #IndiaisCalling

Kibithu is India’s easternmost motorable point, in the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. When you get there, your only option is to turn back – if you carry on, you will earn the ire of[Read More…]

Sunny Side Up in SouthWest Germany

If you are looking for some sun in Germany, head to the state of Baden-Württemberg, popularly known as SouthWest Germany. I did – and experienced much more than just warmth and glow in the region.[Read More…]

Taking Selfies – Responsibly and Safely

Only time will tell if selfies were an artistic and cultural phenomena, or just a passing (some say silly) fad. Whatever it is, someone needs to step in and raise a red flag. Why? People[Read More…]

by August 13, 2016 Stuff, Travel, Travel Tech

Ola Select: Be a Privileged Customer from Day One

Many moons ago, airlines invented what we know as miles programs. What were these? Every time you flew on a carrier, or within a grouping like Star Alliance, they would give you points. The more[Read More…]

Scotland, UK: 36 Hours in Glasgow | EXPLORE

For years, I had heard mixed reviews about Glasgow – and was expecting a version of Gotham City. Nothing could be further from the truth – what awaited was a cheerful landscape accentuated by pink[Read More…]

Seychelles: The Mating Season of Aldabra Tortoises | #WhereisAJ

You know it is bad manners to peep into bedrooms. You can also get whacked if those within do not like an intrusion of privacy. But Aldabra Tortoises couldn’t be bothered with Peeping Toms –[Read More…]

Praslin Island, Seychelles: 6 Things to Do and Love Praslin For | #WhereisAJ

When you are on the Praslin island in the Seychelles, you do not need any reasons to love it – the emotions come out naturally. But if you must know, here are six of the[Read More…]