Sri Lanka to open up for travellers from around the world on January 23, 2021

Sri Lanka railway tracks

Here’s some good news for travellers. Sri Lanka is opening up its international airports for tourists from all countries on 23rd January 2021. Sri Lanka’s economy is highly dependent on tourism and this move will help kickstart their economy. In this regard, Sri Lanka’s Tourism Department has identified 12 tourist locations across the country which … Read more

Blue Jay Hostels is the perfect place to stay in Rishikesh – A review

Blue Jay Hostels Rishikesh

Once we zeroed in on Rishikesh and Kedarnath, next on our to-do list was to chalk out our itinerary and decide on places to stay. The most important step, of course, was to figure out places to stay which maintained high standards of sanitization in their properties. Our other requirement to decide on a place … Read more

Travelling in the times of Corona / COVID19

Travelling during Corona

Let’s go. Let’s not. Oh common, let’s go. But we can’t! When will it be safe to travel again? Where does one travel during COVID? Thanks to the Coronavirus we have crazy amount of travel restrictions, we won’t even have fun. You get the drift. Not a day went by when we didn’t talk about … Read more

Our experience of buying an award ticket on Star Alliance flights

Star Alliance redemption

Having not travelled much in 2017 and all of 2018, Preethika and I had decided on making at least two international trips this year. Our first international trip of 2019 was to Taiwan. While we were in Taiwan, Preethika bounced the idea of visiting Chiang Mai once again, this time to witness and take part … Read more

Hopping airports in Bangkok? Use the free shuttle bus between BKK (Suvarnabhumi) and DMK (Don Mueang) Airports

Bangkok BKK to DMK free airport shuttle

Short version: There’s a lesser-known free shuttle bus between Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and Don Mueang Airport (DMK) that you can take advantage of if you are planning a trip to Thailand. Read on for the long version. How to go from BKK to DMK for free If you are planning your first trip to Thailand, … Read more

Where to stay in Taipei: Meander Hostel Taipei Review

Meander Hostel Taipei

During our recent trip to Taiwan, we had planned our itinerary in such a way that we would experience Taipei not once, but twice. Given that we wanted to stay close to a metro station and right where the action takes place, we had picked the top two areas where we wanted to stay in … Read more

Begpackers – Begging tourists giving budget travellers a bad name?

Begpacking in Asia

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 … Read more

Sri Lanka’s free visa on arrival put on hold

Sri Lanka's free visa on arrival put on hold

Here is bad news if you were planning a quick getaway to Sri Lanka in the coming months. Sri Lanka has put its free visa on arrival scheme on hold following the recent Easter Sunday serial bombings that have wholly shaken the beautiful island country and taken 253 lives until now. Sri Lanka, hope you … Read more

Taiwan visa for Indian Passport holders

Taiwan visa for Indians

Preethika and I are off to Taiwan in less than 2 weeks from now and we are super excited about it. We picked Taiwan because we found a good deal during the Air Asia Big Sale last August (yes, 9 months ago!) and it is almost time for us to start packing our bags. Given … Read more

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 … Read more