My recent trek to the base of the highest mountain on earth was an experience I will cherish throughout my life. From beautiful alpine forests to arid, rounded landscapes formed by melted glaciers, the journey through the lap of the mighty ...―
This is a guest post by Syamnath JG ∙ Indigenous is the buzz word of any tourism industry in this century. Globalization has arranged for shrinking this world, making room for mixing of cultures, traditions, languages and races. Such ...―
Pokhara, or Pokhara base camp, like the gore tex gang likes to call it, was a similar exprerience to the Indian town of Leh. I had massive expectations which were not met. I was hoping to see a Nepali town but instead I ended up in a tourist ...―
1. Arrive in McLeod Ganj two hours early from Manali at 4 AM when everything is closed. Fight with touts who want to take you to the shabbiest guesthouses down some freaking long steps. Say no to the overpriced lousy rooms and walk the even longer...―
Tansen is the type of city that forces a smile on your face even if your guest house faces the noisy bus station and suffers from seriously bad plumbing. ∙ The bad news first. Accomodation in the lovely mediaval city of Tansen does not ...―
I sneaked in to the kitchen of Tenzin Dickey Tibetan in Leh to see how they make their potato and cheese momo soup for which they ought to be world famous and millionaires. And this is how it's how it's done. Teenage son chops veggies. Mom makes...―
1. Get up early in your Old Manali guesthouse (Laxmi is nice and cheap). Have breakfast at Shiva Garden cafe. ∙ 2. Walk up the hill to the Manu Rishi temple. It's not great but I it liked the little statues there for their text book lack ...―
If you are seriously thinking of doing a ten day Vipassana meditation course you might not want to read this. In a Vipassana course you commit yourself to not communicating in any way for ten days. ∙ In exchange of all the nice things in ...―
1. Arrive in the oh so New Age Rishikesh weary of all the hippies and yoga nutters, conviced that this would not be your place. Laying your eyes on the sacred Ganges have a total change of heart. Not knowing exactly why, you now want to join their...―
It was one of the first things I asked when I arrived in Toronto: where is the name ‘Toronto’ derived from? A quick Google search – gee, why didn’t I think of that? – revealed that the name Toronto, a derivative of ...―
The town of Lunenburg is a gorgeous fishing town on Nova Scotia’s eastern seaboard, southwest of Halifax. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Lunenburg is one of the best surviving examples of planned British colonial settlements in ...―
1. Get acquinted with people who can take you to drink tongba. Razu at the Mount View guesthouse might prove to be your new best friend if he takes you to Dorje restaurant. If you can't find Razu, you can try locating Dorje yourself. Facing south,...―
So last week I was craving a salad and I remembered what an amazing salad I had once at ...
After attempting to accept her fate in the strange fishbowl world, Kendíka decides ...
I just like to say “Shopability”! But retailers today need to be able to say ...