Category: Travel: Asia
I like traveling to countries not quite on the tourist trail, but rather the ones on the ‘Hippie Trail’. Israel, however, was none of it. Back in 2015...
Where else can you behold a centuries old structure that’s one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, spend a night in the dessert and float in the sea but never drown?
In a land not so far away lay the beautiful if lesser known than its neighbour Thailand, the Kingdom of Cambodia. With a history both inspiring and depressing, Cambodia delivers an intoxicating present.
Now Nepal would rarely make it to an Indian’s “Must Visit” list unless you’re setting off for a big Everest trek, but with a 4k flight ticket it’s hard to say no to visiting another country, even if it’s more like an extension of your own.
Though glad I am for that fortuitous day when a casual stcroll through Spicejet’s international destination flight deals, I landed this one. (*wink*)
I traveled to Japan in the spring of 2013, and fell in love with the country’s natural beauty, its ancient heritage, and its quirky people and customs. Japan is beautiful, crazy, and like no other place on earth.
While I know the Japanese are high on details, aesthetics and design, the fact that I got to see a prelude on the VISA itself, makes me excited about exploring the real thing, all that much more.
A girl friend of mine and I traveled to Thailand in 2011, when it was a little less mainstream, but still was no big deal. Add the fact that we scored $100 return flight tickets to Bangkok, and this trip was begging to happen. But this was no ordinary trip for us. One way or the other. Many firsts, my first Air Asia flight, my first time couchsurfing, my first trip with a girl friend, and my first time being robbed.
So, as it happened, I was one of the 80 people to get the coveted IV, and my reward was a trip to Singapore and Malaysia via a layover in Srilanka. In hindsight, these are possibly the last places I’d want to travel to, but almost a decade ago, an international trip was a big deal and Singapore and Malaysia looked like the best countries ever.