Abhishek Mishra's Posts

Socotra Island: The Alien Land On Earth

Socotra Island: The Alien Land On Earth

This post is about what is probably the most alien place on Earth, the kinds they make in movies spending millions on animation. This post is about Socotra Island and researches reveal that there are 99.34518%* chances that you won’t visit this amazing place in your lifetime. So let this post take you there, for free! Where on Earth is Socotra Island? Unearthly as it may seem, Socotra or Suqutra I... »

Snowfall in Kashmir

Photos of Snowfall in Kashmir

It's snowing in the valley of Kashmir. Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam and other areas are facing record snowfalls and cold. Srinagar for instance recorded 18 inches (1.5 feet) of snow, which went as high as 4 feet in some areas. While the city life has come to a halt for some, others - including tourists - are enjoying the cold and snow. Last year on my Kashmir trip, I made a friend. This morning, he... »

5 Things An Evolved Traveller Never Said

5 Things An Evolved Traveller Never Said

Having vent out my frustration over a desperate need for a holiday in this Simpson styled post a while ago, I was recently fortunate enough to travel to Jaisalmer and Jaipur. While I can’t explain the joy and its simplicity, please imagine a contented ear to ear smile with half closed eyes. This was probably my fifteenth visit to Rajasthan, yet it was no less exciting. Why?  It was while trying to... »

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Travel Resolutions for 2014

Now what is a travel resolution? All I know is avoiding junk food, giving up alcohol and (talking about) exercising. Well, a travel resolution is learning from previous years’ travels that you and others around you made. Both travel and evolution are mankind’s innate instincts. From the times of hunter-gatherers, when life was a way of travel, we’ve evolved to today, when travel is a way of life. ... »

5 Travel Mistakes To Avoid in 2014

5 Travel Mistakes To Avoid in 2014

2013 is wishing us farewell. It’s time to set new resolutions, targets, and for some, travel plans. We tend to learn from previous years and make the next ones better. It’s about time we do this for travelling also. Presenting 5 travel mistakes to avoid in 2014 Mistake #1: Applying for Passport late, really late This is the most basic yet most common. Life can surprise you with a foreign trip just... »

8 Things Hollywood Taught Us About Travel

8 Things Hollywood Taught Us About Travel

Hollywood taught us a lot of things, good and bad. Drugs are bad, ETs only visit America, being mafia is cool and songs aren’t important for a movie to be good are among my personal favourites. But some movies involuntarily gave us important travel advice. You might have seen many of these famous movies, but read again to let their wisdom on travel fall upon you! 8) Pack light (2012) This might be... »

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Yeh Delhi Lingo Hai Mere Yaar!

As Delhi completes 102 years of being India’s capital, we think there could be no way better to celebrate its unity in diversity than its local bhaasha. Or what the South Dilliwallahs call “lingo” (with a slight accent, if you may please). After having talked amply about its secrets, food and hotels, we decided to dig even deeper to bring out the city’s flavour just for you ji! Go through these wo... »

Freedom Ship: A Floating City On Water

Freedom Ship: A Floating City On Water

Freedom Ship International is a Florida based company that is about to change the history of ships on earth. The company is building what is known as ‘Freedom Ship’, world’s largest ship, and probably world’s largest manmade structure. The proposed ship will be a floating luxury city with condominiums, schools, a library, duty-free shopping venues and a hospital. There will be other facilities to ... »

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Pataleshwar Cave, Pune: A Monolithic Masterpiece

Few architectural marvels have been carved out from a single, solid rock. Much before creations of renaissance Europe, India saw monolithic masterpieces like the famous Vivekananda Rock in Kanyakumari and the relatively not so famous, Pataleshwar Cave in Pune. Head downtown to Jangli Maharaj Road from anywhere in Pune (15-minute rickshaw ride from Deccan) to reach Pataleshwar Cave, this site is na... »

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201 Nations, 1426 Days, 160000 Miles, ZERO Flights… Meet Graham Hughes

Travelling for Graham Hughes is above our usual definition of two or three or five trips a year. Way above. While we count travels in a year, he counts years in a travel. The 34 year old resident of Liverpool has visited 201 countries in the world. This unimaginable distance of one lakh sixty thousand kilometres was covered hitching rides on cars, rails, cargo ships, cruise ships, a leaky fishing ... »

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