When Streets have Life – Penang Street Art

posted in: Asia, Cities, Heritage, Malaysia | 9

Typically when you arrive at a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you expect the tales of yesteryears preserved within the century-old walls. There is a certain thrill in walking along these to unravel those lost stories and that is possibly why … Continued

Lost in the Lanes of Kathmandu Durbar Square

posted in: Asia, Culture, Heritage, Nepal | 58

Historically, Kathmandu in Nepal has had three major Durbar Squares (Kingdoms) – Patan, Bhaktapur and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. All three of these are now UNESCO World Heritage sites and are major attractions for any traveler visiting Kathmandu. Rightly so, … Continued

Celebrating Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu, Nepal

posted in: Asia, Culture, Heritage, Nepal | 48

Meeting Kumari – the Living Goddess of Nepal was only possible due to the Indra Jatra – an 8-day annual festival of Nepal; one for which I was invited by the Nepal Tourism Board. I had heard of this festival … Continued

A weekend along the beaches & forts of Kannur, Kerala

posted in: Asia, Beaches, Heritage, India, Kerala | 39

Some things don’t change. Even though it has been some time that I have left my corporate job, I still track those long weekends and when I get a drift of one, my travel planning mode just switches on. Despite … Continued

The calming vibes of Lamayuru Monastery in Ladakh

posted in: Asia, Heritage, India, Jammu & Kashmir | 61

If you are driving along the Leh-Srinagar highway or even if you are visiting Leh, one of the most recommended places to visit is the Lamayuru Monastery. Naturally, on our Ladakh Road trip, it became one of our major stops … Continued

Behold the ancient Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu

posted in: Asia, Heritage, Nepal | 71

In my last post, I did say that I was saving the best of my Nepal stay for the last. In reality, this place was the last of my major visits in Kathmandu and seems like the higher force did … Continued

Splendors of the Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu

posted in: Asia, Heritage, Nepal | 82

Right! So far on my Epic Indo-Nepal road trip, I took you through the famous Pashupatinath temple, the Swayambhunath Stupa and shared the delights of the Nepal culture and cuisines with you. However, that is not all. I am saving … Continued

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