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 … Read more Eka Hotel, Nairobi: an Honest Review!

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

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

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

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 … Read more Memories from a Melancholy Named Luang Prabang, Laos

In Photos: Memories of Hanoi Old Quarter

hanoi Old Quarter Vietnam

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 … Read more In Photos: Memories of Hanoi Old Quarter

10 food you must eat in Hanoi (includes Old Quarter and beyond)

Hot Plate in Hanoi

While Thailand had blessed me with an incessant supply of seafood even in the capital city of Bangkok, Hanoi overwhelmed me with history and culture. Sated, when I felt the hunger pang by the end of the day, I could list down plenty of distinct style of great food. The initial sense of aroma, look … Read more 10 food you must eat in Hanoi (includes Old Quarter and beyond)

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

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 … Read more Never Again: Saigon War Remnant Museum