Azure Mara Haven: An Honest Review: Where to stay at Masaimara…

Azure Mara Haven, a Case of Love at First Sight?   “Azure Mara Haven? What is that?” We were surprised at the proposal from our trip organizer. Our stay at Masai Mara was promised (and booked) at the Sekenani Camp. The British camp operating for 20 years is a reputed property in Mara. The pictures […]

Eka Hotel, Nairobi: an Honest Review!

Upon reaching Nairobi, we were taken to the office of Kenya Walking Survivors Safaris before reaching the Eka Hotel Nairobi, where we were staying for a few days. The company, Kenya Walking Survivors safari specialises in East Africa safaris (which means Gorilla trekking in Uganda too!) and was meant to host us during the stay […]

Africa Safari, I will be back: Masai Mara, the red Sky and the pictures that will not let me rest at home!

The highlight of Africa Safari: Sunset at Masai Mara! “Masai Mara sunsets are the most beautiful one in the world. It is red, all red.” Said our Africa Safari guide and minivan driver, Ibrahim. Being a Masai, he knows the rules of the land. He promised he will find us the best spot outside the park […]

An Old mountain Kilimanjaro, Herds of African Elephants, and an Epic Safari at Amboseli National Park, Kenya!

African safari at the foothill of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park! Amboseli National Park is a UNESCO heritage site that serves as a safe haven for herds of African elephants. And the herds are huge, rendering life to the idiom, “Mountain is moving as African elephants walk.” Conservation and tourism can work hand in hand, […]

A Date drenched in Turquoise Hue: Swimming in the Kuang Si Falls, a Day off from Luang Prabang!

“And you can still see the sea!” She wanted to swim there, immediately- she had a childlike urge of excitement at the sight of water so clear the rocks at the foot of the cliffs looked like clumps of turquoise flowers growing on the seabed.” (An excerpt from The Sea Garden by Deborah Lawrenson). My heart warmed up […]

Memories from a Melancholy Named Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang takes time to grow on your mind. And once the sapling has grown inside, it will take forever to uproot her memories and plant it to a new destination. The landlocked country of Laos has experienced the Mekong turn into a monstrous river and flood the vast rice fields. History has taught this […]

In Photos: Memories of Hanoi Old Quarter

Soaking in the Grand Celebration of Life at Hanoi, Vietnam’s Capital City! I stayed in Hanoi for 4 days. I stayed in the old quarter of Hanoi. You already know about that. I took a few days’ retreats to Sa Pa and Ninh Binh from the bustling city but came back to the calmness of Hoan […]

Be Charmed in Vietnam’s old Capital City : What to do in Hanoi for 4 days

I was pressed with the question what to do in Hanoi for four whole days while planning my trip to Vietnam? Should I spend just a night in Hanoi and hop off to Halong Bay the next morning instead? I got answers to my questions as soon as I approached Hanoi. The old city, immersed […]

Never Again: Saigon War Remnant Museum

It numbed a part of my mind. The moment I visited the War Remnant Museum, Saigon. Sure, I have read tons of literature, spent sleepless nights watching movies on the Nam war and felt the terror. And not lived in it. For when Copolla had filmed the Napalm bomb razing over the swaying palm trees […]