Begpacking in Asia

Begpackers – Begging tourists giving budget travellers a bad name?

Let me introduce you to two terms – begpacking and busking. How many of you have heard of these terms? Begpacking Vs Busking Begpackers are tourists, mostly westerners (in fact, we’ve never heard of an Asian begpacker) who beg on the roads (mostly in Asia) to fund their travels. It is sometimes written as beg …

Achievers’ Retreat Unconference at Sterling Ooty Fern Hill Resort

I recently had the honour of being invited to an Achievers’ Retreat by Sterling Holidays along with nine other travel-minded folks from various industries. This retreat followed an unconference format, conducted by my friend Kiruba Shankar where each of us spoke about different facets of travel that turned out to be a super interesting two …

River Kwai in Bangkok

A day trip to the Damnoen Saduak floating market and the bridge over River Kwai

As is the case during almost all our trips, we are always short on time and Bangkok was no less. We spent two nights and three days in Bangkok, and that obviously wasn’t enough. Anyway, we decided that we’ll do the Damnoen Saduak floating market near Bangkok and the bridge over River Kwai on the …

British Airways Airbus non-reclining seats

British Airways passengers, you can forget reclining and relaxing on your next flight

In a bid to reduce the cost of airline flight tickets, British Airways is doing away with reclining seats for its economy passengers. British Airways is scheduled to receive a new fleet of 35 Airbus A320neos and A321neos, which will be based on this new configuration. These new planes with the new seating arrangements will …