How to use CouchSurfing <br /> (for a better travel experience)

How to use CouchSurfing
(for a better travel experience)

1 December 2012 | By Lavanya | 1 Comment

Travel Advice

For most people, the main drain on your wallet while travelling tends to be the costs involved with accommodation. This is usually true whether you’re a backpacker on a budget or a luxury traveller.  Websites like Couchsurfing, HospitalityCub and various others offer not only an opportunity to save on these costs but also an offbeat [...]

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Photos: Hanoi City Walk

Photos: Hanoi City Walk

14 May 2012 | By Lavanya | 1 Comment

Photography, Places, Vietnam

Busy, bustling, chaotic, with a swarm of motorbikes at every turn that you’re convinced are out to get you – that’s Hanoi in a nutshell. Like in any big city, those who live here complain about the traffic, the pollution etc. but everyone admits that Hanoi possesses a unique charm that draws people to visit, [...]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 17

Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 17

28 April 2012 | By Pawel | 0 Comments

Laos, Photography, Places

Spooky, dark and with a river running through it, Kong Lor cave in Laos is definitely one that’s hard to forget! A 7 kilometre long boat ride takes you all the way through the cave, across the mountain to the other side. During the ride, sometimes the water level is quite low so part of [...]

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Cambodia: A country torn by war

Cambodia: A country torn by war

28 April 2012 | By Pawel | 0 Comments

Cambodia, Places

“(It is) better to kill an innocent by mistake than spare an enemy by mistake.” – Pol Pot. Before coming to Cambodia I didn’t really know much about the place. Some friends who had visited it earlier told me that it has exceptionally nice people and it’s cheap to travel there. Apart from that I [...]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 16

Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 16

31 March 2012 | By Pawel | 0 Comments

Photography

Traditional Buddhist prayer wheels or Mani wheels are different-size cylinders placed on a spindle, usually engraved with religious texts (mantras). According to those texts, prayer wheels are used to accumulate wisdom and merit (good karma) and to purify negativity (bad karma). The believer usually spins the wheel clockwise, repetitively saying prayers, either aloud or only [...]

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Photos: Backwaters of the Mekong Delta

Photos: Backwaters of the Mekong Delta

28 March 2012 | By Lavanya | 1 Comment

Photography, Places, Vietnam

A slow boat ride on the meandering waters of the river Mekong is just what we needed after the rush of a motorbike ride from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) to Vinh Long in southern Vietnam. We’d heard great things about the experience of staying in a home stay on one of the tiny river [...]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 15

Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 15

11 March 2012 | By Lavanya | 0 Comments

Photography, Places, Singapore

The monumental building in the photo below is the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, one of the modern icons of Singapore’s Chinatown. Though at first glance it may seem like an old structure, it’s actually very new. After a 2 year-long and S$62 million-worth construction, it was opened as recently as 2007. The temple is considered [...]

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Feathers and Blades: Cockfighting in the Philippines

Feathers and Blades: Cockfighting in the Philippines

Despite the early morning hours, our little bamboo hut in the pristine island of Malapascua in the Philippines was hot. I was tossing and turning in the bed, half-asleep and not really sure what woke me up in the first place. A few minutes passed when it occurred to me that it wasn’t the heat [...]

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Q&A: Long Term Travel

Q&A: Long Term Travel

5 March 2012 | By Lavanya | 4 Comments

Featured, Travel Advice

We’ve recently crossed the 6 month mark on the trip and needless to say the time’s gone by in a flash! The countries visited so far, though hardly high in number, have each influenced and impacted us and our journey in ways hard to verbalize in a single blog post.   But this post isn’t [...]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 13

Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 13

27 February 2012 | By Pawel | 2 Comments

Photography, Places, Singapore

The Merlion in Singapore is as iconic to it as the Eiffel Tower in Paris.  The half mermaid half lion creature is a well recognised symbol of the tiny island country. The lion head apparently referring to the lion spotted by Prince Sang Nila Utama when he re-discovered Singapura in 11 AD and the fish [...]

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