Tashkent: Our second stop on the circuit was Tashkent. All I knew about the city, was that India’s Late PM L B Shastri passed away there while on an official visit under mysterious circumstances. Bukhara and Samarkand were vaguely familiar as ancient towns on the Silk Route. We landed in Tashkent in the afternoon and … Continue reading The Hospitable Steppe – Uzbekistan
The fact that I am geographically challenged is well known within my family and friend circle as well as few of you who follow our blog. Even a year-long course in geo-politics and international relations has not helped me grasp how the world is shaped. I have even presented a research paper on Central Asia … Continue reading The Hospitable Steppe – Kazakhstan
Our love for Pasta took us to Italy and passion of Vodka took us to Russia. When your travel is dictated by the food and drink choices, you sometimes sit down in the balcony, overlooking the rainy city and reminisce the times when you had the best drinks in every country you have visited. All … Continue reading “To Health, Happiness and Friendship!!”
TH’s (The Husband) love for all things communist took us to Vietnam in 2017. The visa process was just as confusing as the Russian one. And we for sure need to appease the Visa Gods to straighten out our visa luck! Vietnamese visa process for Indians is crooked. One has to find an agency in … Continue reading Visa Chronicles: Wary Travellers
“Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport” - Unknown And quite literally so! This story is about something that exists exactly between the pages of a passport! We now have multiple Schengen visas stamped on our passports so we made a mistake of assuming … Continue reading Visa chronicles: Schengen Shenanigans
With more than 20 countries under our conjoined belt, we often get asked about how we decide our destinations and plan our trips. Frankly almost the entire world is on our bucket list and how we shortlist our next destination is mostly left to chance and serendipity. But one reason which influences the decision to … Continue reading Visa chronicles: The Cinderella visa
When we planned our Vietnam-Laos trip last year, I did not even know that there exists a nation called Laos; let alone the cities in that dot sized country. When TH (The Husband) was contemplating whether to go to Vientiane or Luang Prabang (popularly known as LP), I was just excited about our next adventure … Continue reading Laos: Where time stands still and Mekong rushes past
If there was one thing which tilted the selection of city in favor of Luang Prabang over Vientiane was Kuang Si falls and that was definitely the first thing on our agenda. The day began early as we wanted to have early bird advantage. After a sumptuous and healthy breakfast , we enquired about the … Continue reading SERENE SCENES OF KUANG-SI
And so we embarked on the trip that we have been planning for and laughing off as one of our “dream” projects. It was when we finally had the bookings in place (for the 2nd time. Don’t ask how…) that I started educating myself about the countries we were going to visit! All that I … Continue reading Xin chào Vietnam !
Group Tour or individual tour, the dilemma was answered the moment we came to know that the group tour would not take us to the firing range which we were looking forward to since the trip was planned. Cu Chi is an hour and half away from HCMC / Saigon, our first stop in Vietnam. … Continue reading The Cu Chi Intrigue!