Samit Bhattacharya


About Samit Bhattacharya

Samit has over twenty years experience in sales, marketing, software consulting and business analysis. He is an avid travel lover and a photo enthusiast. Samit's interests also lie in Art, Music and Movies. Married to Anita for twenty years, they have a teen daughter Aishani and have been living in Dubai, UAE since 2006.


A visit to a foreign country always starts with a visa. But in many cases, you may be able to visit a country without a pre-approved visa too ( or with an On-arrival Visa) and this depends on the strength of your passport or your nationality. Citizens of Singapore, South Korea, Germany and […]

Countries you can visit with a B1/ B2 US/Schenzen Visa ...


Visa Application
Have you ever thought how a simple document can define what goes into your travel diaries ? The attraction of seeing new places, experiencing new cultures and tasting new foods takes us from place to place and for people from the more affordable strata from country to country. The lure […]

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Northern Lights at Reykjavik
We had spent some wonderful days out in the wilderness touring the south of Iceland. The previous evening we had driven back to Reykjavik, from Hofn, a distance of more than 450 kms.  This is the eighth part of my Travelogue about our Road Trip across southern Iceland, titled, “Reykjavik and the […]

Reykjavik and the Northern Lights: Iceland Part 8



Family at Viking Village, Hofn
This is the seventh day of our Road trip across the South-Central Iceland and would literally cover a drive back from Hofn in the eastern end of the island to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland lying towards the western end of the country, a distance of over 450 kms. Now […]

Streams and Rainbows: Iceland Part 7


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 […]

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