Oh, hello

I’M BACK! All too familiar. I said that once (or five times) before. But this time I’m 100% back. Let me catch y’all up on the past two years and try and explain my absence a little bit. I applied and got accepted to business school. And not just any business school – IESE Business…

Beijing bites: the Great Wall

Spontaneous trips for Indian citizens are pretty much out of the question due to visa formalities, but that was pretty much what this trip was. Gotta love Malaysian Airlines promotions – we bought our tickets before even having a look to see whether Beijing was worth the trip. Beijing is a six-hour flight from Kuala…

Weekly photo challenge: Perspective

My favorite line from this week’s photo challenge entry – “Photos aren’t objective — they show what we want them to show.” How true! I’ve taken up the challenge to get creative and feature two photos side by side (or in this case, one below the other) showing two perspectives of the same scene. For…

Weekly photo challenge: Abandoned

I’ve always correlated ‘abandonment’ with either ‘serenity’ or ‘eeriness’ when it comes to landscapes or settings. My entry (or entries, since I’m finding it difficult to pick just one photo) for this week’s photo challenge is from the ruins of Egypt. These are perhaps not scenes one would generally associate with Egypt (no mummies, no…

Nakamise-dori, the Skytree and Sumida River

Nakamise shopping street is THE place for souvenirs. The street is located in Asakusa, and the entrance to Nakamise-dori is marked by a large gate (known as Kaminarimon) with a well-decorated bell on top. Past the gate are rows and rows of tiny shops and stalls that sell everything from Japanese souvenirs to ice cream…

Weekly photo challenge: Treasure

Things we treasure are not necessarily materialistic. Sure, I treasure my car (everyone’s first car is like their little baby, and my cherry red darling is no different), my job (I’m lucky to be where I am now) and my engineering degree (I worked really really hard for it). But today I hope to put…

Tokyo travels: the initial stages

2013 was a busy year. So much was happening that when one day in March, when I randomly scrolled through my firm’s calendar for August and saw three days of public holidays in a row, I told myself ‘that’s it. Holiday. Book. Now.’ A quick scan of Air Asia told me what I needed to…

Exploring the Borneo Islands: Sabah

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah’s largest city and also it’s capital, is just a two-hour flight from Kuala Lumpur, and is easily accessible by several low-cost airlines like AirAsia, FireFly and Malindo Air. If you’re like me and need variety to hold off the boredom, then this is the place to visit, as you can combine different…

Weekly travel theme: Wood

Ailsa’s weekly travel challenge this week is ‘wood’ – and as soon as I saw it I realised I had the perfect photo! The picture below was taken in Cambodia (why am I featuring Cambodia in all my weekly challenges?!) and the tree is over 300 years old. Amazing the way it has grown around…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

The best way to start off a travel blog? Through a photo of course 🙂 My enthusiasm and passion for traveling comes from my parents, who make it a point to ensure that we have at least one family holiday together every year. Thanks to them, at the age of 23 I’ve been to 25…