The ferocity of volcanos in Indonesia’s Java Islands is well known around the world. Mount Merapi,...
In one of my recent trips to Thailand, I decided to spend a couple of days...
Doing a tour of the infamous Rio favelas (slums) is now relatively easy. With everything becoming...
Dear RoseChasm (or is it Michaela Cross?), I read your India story. I empathized. I understood....
Volcano hopping in Java, Indonesia
The ferocity of volcanos in Indonesia’s Java Islands is well known around the world. Mount Merapi, for instance, threatened to cause havoc in the region on 25th October 2010,...
- December 8, 2013
Exploring Bangkok through Chao Phraya River
In one of my recent trips to Thailand, I decided to spend a couple of days exploring the river route, something which I had not done properly before. The...
- December 7, 2013
Rocinha favela, Rio de Janeiro
Doing a tour of the infamous Rio favelas (slums) is now relatively easy. With everything becoming touristy, for a certain fee you can get your fix of poverty porn...
- September 8, 2013
Thekkady – wildlife and wild coffee! Kerala
This description was written from atop 1500 metres above sea level…nestled in the mountains of Kerala…. our journey from Kumarakom to Thekkady was a 180 degrees east to west...
- February 5, 2013
Dear RoseChasm: India, the Untold Story
Dear RoseChasm (or is it Michaela Cross?), I read your India story. I empathized. I understood. I even shared it with influential people in the travel business asking them...
- August 22, 2013
The Gorgeous Mediterranean Islands – Sardinia and Corsica, A Sailors Log
I am off to what I think is becoming the part of the world I like best – the Mediterranean and the countries there. As usual I plan and...
- August 13, 2013
The Misty Mountains Retreat in Kumaon
We stayed here for five days from June 20th to 25th, 2012. The place has a tremendous location and sitting out in our small garden in the evening was...
- July 5, 2013
Magicland Called Bhutan!
Bhutan is magical. Yes, I know there are a lot of places on this wonderful earth that makes a child in you imagine forest fairies. … Or makes you...
- July 3, 2013
Wild Haven, PO Mavanalla, Masinagudi
Surrounded by a panoramic view of the Nilgiri mountains and valleys, this hotel is run by local people for a genuine experience of the jungle. Wild Haven is situated...
- June 7, 2013
Teddy’s Lodge and York Cottage, Dalhousie
Surrounded by thick deodar, apple and walnut orchards, the area is a haven for both wild and bird life. You even stand a chance of spotting the occasional leopard...
- June 6, 2013
Experiencing the Ghats of Varanasi, India
Evening prayers One of the most memorable experiences for many travelers to Varanasi is the evening prayer performed on its ghats. The prayers begin right after sunset on the...
- June 3, 2013