Yearly Archives: 2017


Titir at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lake
We had spent the last 5 days touring  central and southern Iceland and today the plan was to reach the eastern end of the country, driving along Iceland Ring Road along the southern coast.  Jokulsarlon is about 270 kms from the sleep town of Vik and along the way we wanted to catch […]

Glacier and floating Icebergs : Iceland Part 6


Reynesfijara Beach near VIK, Iceland
The day started with the smell of freshly brewed coffee and of ham and sausage. The wooden log house where we were staying felt warm and cozy. It was about 8 in the morning, and we had had a good night’s sleep providing us with  some very necessary rest .  […]

Black Beach and a Glacial Trek: Iceland Part 5


Skogafoss Waterfall, Iceland
The previous day was icy and extremely cold, with almost the whole day bearing light interspersed with showers and drizzle. We had skidded on the ice on our trip to Thingvellir National Park  and had almost veered into the incoming lane .  After a not so rewarding third day of […]

Breathtaking Waterfalls : Iceland Travelogue Part 4



Setting Sun, Iceland
Our third day of travel in Iceland started gloomy and wretched. It was raining outside and in fact it had rained half way through the previous night. Not only that, the rain was slowly changing into sleet and as I peeked out of my window for a glimpse of daylight, […]

Rain, Sleet and Hail – Iceland Travelogue Part 3


Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland Golden Circle Route.
When I opened my eyes the next morning ,the rooms in the wooden cottage  at Uthlid Cottages felt hot . The heat was generated by the thermally heated floor of the cottage. I parted the shades and peeped out of the window. The sun was yet to rise, no sight of rain […]

Geysir , Gullfoss and Elves. Iceland Road Trip, Part 2


Icelandic horses under a setting sun
Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean and about 750 miles from the coast of Greenland. It lies just south of the Arctic Circle, to the north-west of Scandinavian Europe, and is one of the coldest inhabited places on Earth. Home to unrestrained […]

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Dusk at Uthlid, Iceland 12
This time we were on a Road Trip, Flying Into Reykjavik : Iceland Road Trip Part 1, with Norwegian Airlines from Dubai, and were looking forward to a tough trip under  extreme Icelandic weather conditions. It was the 21st  of March 2017.Three families, including five children from  ages 8 to 16,  were raring […]

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Budapest Parliament
Originally two different towns , Buda, and Pest, were merged in 1873 to form Budapest, the present day modern, throbbing, culturally varied and politically significant capital of Hungary. A rich history, dating back to the Celtic age, down through the days of the Roman civilization and into modern post WW II – […]

Budapest in a day !!


Rickshaw at Kathmandu
This is our first Guest Post written by  Roshan Budhathoki, from Nepal. Aside from the Durbar Squares, Stupas and Temples that most people know about, Kathmandu offers a lot of places where one could go. Here is a list of lesser known jewels of Kathmandu . 1) First off there is […]

Lesser known jewels of Kathmandu