My recent trip to Bhutan was definitely something special, but the journey there itself was an experience on its own. Onboard Druk Air’s Airbus A319, we took off from Kathmandu and immediately rose above the clouds to find ourselves flying high above the rice terraces and hills of Kathmandu Valley. Once we reached almost 32,000 feet above sea level, a snow-capped mountain peak then appeared before [...]
Of all the 78 countries I’ve visited, none of them have captured me as much as Bhutan did. Here’s why: Entrenched within mighty mountain chains and surrounded by Buddhist myths and legends, Bhutan still remains shrouded in mystery. Having only opened its doors to international tourists in 1974, the country has come a long way in terms of [...]
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2013 is a special year indeed. It marks five years since I started this blog and left a career in Engineering to pursue full-time travel and writing. In these five years, my life has completely taken a 360 degrees turn. I have a career that I absolutely love and I lead a semi-nomadic lifestyle that I always dreamt of. Along the way, I built a great [...]
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ur planet Earth is pretty darn amazing, but it’s even more beautiful when seen from above. Thanks to this blog and other travel writing opportunities, we’ve been lucky enough to have seen many parts of the world from the sky – whether on sightseeing planes, hot air balloons or paraglides. Some of these have resulted in the best experiences of [...]
Of all the countries we’ve been, Myanmar has always been my favorite country in Asia. Burma captivates with its Buddhist pagodas, pious monks, chaotic streets, and outstanding landscapes. From the shimmering Shwedagon Paya in Yangon to the stupa-studded landscapes of Bagan and the poetic water world of Inle Lake, Myanmar is unlike anywhere else in the region. Perhaps it’s because [...]
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