Skogafoss Waterfall, Iceland

Breathtaking Waterfalls : Iceland Travelogue Part 4

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 our Iceland tour yesterday, we … Read more

Setting Sun, Iceland

Rain, Sleet and Hail – Iceland Travelogue Part 3

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, an icy shroud welcomed me … Read more

Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland Golden Circle Route.

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

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 or clouds and the sky … Read more

Dusk at Uthlid, Iceland

Flying Into Reykjavik – An Iceland Road Trip Diary. Part 1

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 to go on this challenging … Read more

Icelandic horses under a setting sun

Visiting Iceland? You should read this today

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 beauty, Iceland, with its out … Read more

Budapest Parliament

Budapest in a day !!

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 – 20th century, Budapest has its … Read more

Jonapur Dancers

Nepal Diary : 3 Days at Jonapur village Part III

I was given a new name – Sahadev to use during my stay at Jonapur, the village in Nepal where we were targeting to reach for the last two days. My friends were given names such as Madhukar Resham – something that matches with their initials. We all became part of  the Chaudhury’s of Nepal, a far cry from … Read more

Early Morning Sunlight at Nagarkot

Nepal Diary : Visiting Nagarkot and Bhaktpur Part II

  Yesterday, late afternoon, we had flown into Nepalgunj on a “Buddha Air“ flight and had checked into Hotel Poplife. 🙂 Now isn’t that a funny name ??  The flight itself was uneventful, except the first few minutes which gave me some jitters as the smallish ATR aircraft banked and wobbled while on its ascent over Kathmandu and across the … Read more

Kathmandu Thamel Street

Nepal Diary :To Kathmandu and beyond – Part I

There were seven of us, from Dubai, waiting at the Tribhuvan International Airport  in Kathmandu, Nepal for the Domestic Buddha Air flight to board for Dhangari. It was the 11th of December 2016, and we were travelling for a project supported by our employer Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority. Now, at Kathmandu, the same airport … Read more

Tbilisi, Georgia -Nightview

Tbilisi : Gateway to Georgia

It was the middle of March 2016, and it was the time to Travel. The annual school exams will be drawing to a close soon, and I was getting restless. I knew what it was, it is called the Vander-lust bug. And you know that you are suffering from it when the inner self starts speaking … Read more

A gushing stream @ Plitvice

Plitvice : A day of cascading waterfalls !!

We were staying for the night at Rakovica, a small Croatian village about 8 kilometres from the gates of Plitvice National Park, or Plitvicke Jezerre as it is locally called, an UNESCO World Heritage site in Croatia. Driving down from Lake Bled in Slovenia, crossing over into  Croatia with a multi-entry Schengen visa, we had reached the Apartments … Read more

Grand Canyon, USA, Part 5 : South Rim

After our sojourn in Page, Arizona and an unimaginable experience of visiting Antelope Canyon we headed for the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The drive again from Page to the South Rim was as beautiful as the one from Las Vegas to the North Rim. This time the changing scenario took a reverse. The red and … Read more

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