Enter the Dragon! Visiting Komodo National Park

Enter the Dragon! Visiting Komodo National Park

18 February 2012 | By Lavanya | 1 Comment

Indonesia, Places

Every kid has grown up being fascinated by dinosaurs. Of course Mr. Spielberg’s ‘Jurassic Park’ 1,2,3… helped add a great deal to the imagination as well.  I for one was not content on reading the book just once or twice but three full times cover to cover. Among all the living species on earth, Komodo […]

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Photos: Portraits of the Balinese

Photos: Portraits of the Balinese

9 February 2012 | By Pawel | 4 Comments

Featured, Indonesia, Photography, Places

Having a chance to visit a foreign country during one of its festivals is for many people something not to be missed – whether it’s Holi in India, Songkran in Thailand or even Octoberfest in Germany. In our case it has recently been Galungan in Bali, Indonesia. When we first found out that one of […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 12

Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 12

3 February 2012 | By Lavanya | 2 Comments

Indonesia, Photography, Places

The Borobudur monument located on the island of Java is the single most visited tourist attraction in Indonesia and not without reason. Built in the 9th century it remains an important place of pilgrimage for Buddhists to this date, especially during the occasion of Vesaka commemorating the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautam Buddha. The […]

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Photos: Attending a Balinese Ceremony

Photos: Attending a Balinese Ceremony

28 January 2012 | By Pawel | 0 Comments

Indonesia, Photography, Places

Hinduism in Bali is quite different from that practiced in India. Though they do share the practices of rituals and ceremonies for every major event, the Balinese tend to take them many steps further. They have ceremonies for every possible and imaginable event in a person’s life whether its pregnancy, birth and especially death.   […]

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Photos: Funky Rickshaws of Malacca

Photos: Funky Rickshaws of Malacca

19 January 2012 | By Pawel | 3 Comments

Malaysia, Photography, Places

Malacca is a pleasant post-colonial city located in the south of Malaysia. When we first arrived there, we knew that the districts of Portuguese-Dutch Old Town, Chinatown and Little India are for sure worthwhile – not only for the sake of seeing them as three separate places but also to observe how all three different […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 11

Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 11

17 January 2012 | By Pawel | 3 Comments

Indonesia, Photography, Places

The island of Bali in Indonesia has its own unique culture, different from the rest of the country. One aspect of this being that its dominant religion is Hinduism. This mix of Hindu and Indonesian culture is a topic wide enough for a book or even a PhD. So I won’t be covering that in […]

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ABC of Our Travels

ABC of Our Travels

15 January 2012 | By Lavanya | 8 Comments

Featured, Places, Travel Advice

After a significant and undeserved break from the blog due to several reasons ranging from injured ankles to injured laptops we’re back on the web world. We were recently nominated by Bobbi and Ric of HeelsandWheels to participate in a project for travel bloggers which sounded like a lot of fun! Here we look back […]

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A Foodie Adventure: Malaysian Satay

A Foodie Adventure: Malaysian Satay

19 December 2011 | By Lavanya | 10 Comments

Malaysia, Places, Travel Advice

Like many of you out there, trying out local food is an essential part of our travels. For me there is no greater joy than when I find that one place in a city where the food is just great! It doesn’t necessarily (and rarely ever is) a fancy expensive restaurant but quite the contrary. […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 10

Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 10

10 December 2011 | By Pawel | 0 Comments

Malaysia, Photography, Places

While walking through the streets of Kuala Lumpur we stumbled upon a beautifully decorated Hindu temple oddly located in China Town. After getting inside and spending a few minutes there, we noticed two priests dressed in vibrant orange clothing going to a small prayer hall. They soon started washing and cleaning the holy statues and […]

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Photos: Kuala Lumpur city walk

Photos: Kuala Lumpur city walk

9 December 2011 | By Pawel | 1 Comment

Featured, Malaysia, Photography, Places

Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia was our first stop immediately after our travels in the Middle East and for me also the first time ever in South-East Asia, that’s why I was really keen to see how it looks and feels and whether it’s different from what I’d imagined. Of course, there’s no better way to […]

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