The Street Mavericks of Galle

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Galle is a colonial Fort in South Sri Lanka that was variously occupied by the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British over several centuries. When you enter this walled city, it’s like you’ve wandered into a European neighbourhood circa 1900. … Continued

Ireland Through My Lens

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Shamrocks, leprechauns and four-leaved clovers- the air in Ireland is crackling with magick! The Emerald Isles with their rolling green countryside, Guinness beer and world class whiskey are home to fabulous legends, folklore and the world’s most famous ship. Take … Continued

Nepal Through My Lens

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Paddy fields, prayer flags and Pokhara are Nepal staples, but a drive through the farther reaches of the erstwhile mountain kingdom reveals the entire cross-section of the Himalayas, from lush alpine mountains to stark, moonscape terrain. Take a look..   … Continued

New Zealand Through My Lens

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100% Pure New Zealand- watery green shores, puffy white clouds and burnt orange sunsets. Historic port towns buffeted by wind and salty sea spray. Here’s what it’s like jumping off the edge of the world. Take a look..     … Continued

Sri Lanka Through My Lens

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Sri Lanka’s south west coast is a succession of idyllic beaches, waterfront cafes, languid mangroves and languid-er days that melt into star-studded, breezy nights.     ___________  . If you liked this, check out: Australia Through My Lens Nepal Through … Continued

Poland Through My Lens

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Pumpkin soup, potato pancakes, pierogi, fresh cream, fresh cheese and warm apple crumble topped with snowy peaks and chilly air. Side dish of lively bands and toasty fireplaces.     ___________  . If you liked this, check out: Ireland Through … Continued

England Through My Lens

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England’s capital is that rare cosmopolitan hub, and former Roman outpost, that is guarded by.. dragons! You’ll see them perched on obelisks all over Westminster, the flag of Londini clutched in their sharp claws. Take a look..       … Continued

Thailand Through My Lens

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I had the best time in Thailand. Golden pagodas, palaces, ancient temples, a thumping night life and bustling flea markets and spicy street food. Siam is so much more than white elephants, Phuket and tropical beaches. Take a look..   … Continued

Odd Things in Ao Nang, Krabi

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Krabi Province in Thailand has a slogan of its own. It goes like this, “Krabi, the liveable city, friendly people.” Not very catchy. The Vikings came to Thailand! Or so claims Chief Tour Guide on the popular 4-Island Krabi Boat … Continued

Odd Things In Lucknow

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Lucknow folks are all incredibly fond of their chat. They will insist upon taking you to their favourite joint, frog march you to the front of the queue, ply you with aloo tiki and then look at you intently till … Continued

Odd Things in Bangkok

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7 Elevens. There are so many 7 Elevens. The city runs on enough jugaad to make you feel instantly at home. Late for a meeting- no problem- you can scoot through traffic on zippy motorbikes and reach office in record … Continued

Odd Things in Bhaktapur

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This is the cultural capital of Kathmandu Valley, so round the year they have celebrations and rituals, which are a whole lot of fun, sometimes unique and oftentimes downright bizaare. What you see below is an elaborate, two-hour long puja … Continued

Thou shalt not fret

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I love my family and I try really hard to avoid travelling with them. Travelling with family makes me question my love. To be fair- travelling with anyone will sooner or later cause some degree of chafing and mild resentment. But … Continued

Odd Things in London Part 2

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London was originally called Londini. Also, Londinium. That’s Latin for Swampy-Outpost-That-The-Romans-Really-Couldn’t-Care-About-That-Much. Why would you need platform nine and three quarters when you can have door eleven and a half? In olden times, the number-fraction entrance was earmarked for socially unacceptable … Continued

Odd Things in London Part 1

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Kate Moss has ridden the London Eye around 30 times. Celebrities and their quirks, I tell you. This London landmark truly reflects the cosmopolitan culture of the city. Its parts have been sourced from all over the world. Also, it … Continued

Odd Things in Colombo

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Sri Lanka has turtle hatcheries. You read that right. What’s more, you might come across an albino turtle. You read that right too. This guy is named Michael Jackson.   YMBA. That’s not a funny word. It’s an acronym for … Continued

Odd Things in Oz

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Australia is awesome. It is curiously shaped, has curious sights and the strangest flora and fauna you’ll ever lay eyes upon. It even has funny named places like Mullumbimby and Goondiwindi! That’s not all. It has furry souvenirs..   Funny looking animals.. … Continued

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