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The Cascading Beauty Of Kaieteur Falls

Located in Central Guyana, over the Potaro River, the Kaieteur Falls are one of the most stunning natural formations in South America. What makes the Kaieteur Falls one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world is its enormous height and substantial proportion. When Size Matters The fact that the Kaieteur Falls are five times higher than the popular Niagara Falls in North America and twice the ... »

Mt Fuji: The Peak Of My Japanese Adventure

Mt Fuji: The Peak Of My Japanese Adventure

It was an early winter morning and I was very excited for two reasons. Firstly, because I was travelling from Tokyo to Osaka in the Shinkansen, the famous Japanese bullet train, for the first time in my life. Secondly, my dad had managed to make sure that we got a seat on the right side of the train. Why was I so excited about sitting on this particular side? Because if you are going from Tokyo to... »

Your Guide To Self-Driving In Tasmania

Your Guide To Self-Driving In Tasmania

No longer isolated from mainland Australia, Aussies and tourists alike are discovering the dazzling beauty and uniqueness of Tasmania or "Tassie" as it’s fondly known. There are vast areas of gorgeous wilderness, mostly untouched by man. In fact, 45% of the state comes under the category of National Parks and Reserves, one of them being the Narawntapu National Park, also known as “Tasmania’s Seren... »

Exploring Himachal: 5 Hill Stations You Can’t Miss (Visit #4 while you’re young)

Exploring Himachal: 5 Hill Stations You Can’t Miss (Visit #4 while you’re young)

Summer is here and the hills of Himachal are waiting to embrace harried plain dwellers to relieve them of their sweaty misery. It has almost been a ritual for me to pay homage to the Sivalik hills every summer. As soon as you take the turn towards the Himalayan Highway, the cool breeze from the hills and their faint blue outline silhouetted against the sky uplift your spirits. Summers in the hills... »

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That’s Strange: A museum you’ve to SWIM through

Like you, I hate museums too. Visiting a museum is usually the last thing on my mind. While some call it text-bookish, some feel walking inside a museum is just too banal an experience for them. But this is different. Imagine if you were to swim through the deep, turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean and enter a museum filled with beautiful corals and sculptures… Now that is something I bet yo... »

Inside The Last Shangri-La: The Culture Of Bhutan

Inside The Last Shangri-La: The Culture Of Bhutan

I had intended to start this piece with a different introduction. But somewhere in between, the words of a Bhutanese writer started echoing in my head and I just couldn’t shake his voice away. He’d said that every time he travelled outside Bhutan, he realized more and more how the rim of the mountains formed a security blanket for him, where everything within the range of these hills made sense an... »

The Thrill Of White Waters: The Best Places for River Rafting in India

The Thrill Of White Waters: The Best Places for River Rafting in India

White water rafting is one of the most captivating as well as physically demanding adventure sports around the world. Best places for river rafting in India are limited to the hills in the North. Rivers originating from the Himalayas like Ganges, Teesta, Brahmaputra, Indus and Zanskar flow towards the plains, gushing between steep gorges and densely forested hills. Tumbling down in swift currents ... »

Extreme Adventure: Top Five Destinations for Bungy Jumping

Extreme Adventure: Top Five Destinations for Bungy Jumping

“You only live once!” is the new mantra of those who push the limits of their experience and conquer their fears through extreme adventures. Bungy jumping is an adrenaline pumping dare that can bring you face to face with your most deep seated fears and enable you to overcome them. The rush is followed by a sense of pride and accomplishment like no other. Despite the nervousness, the doubt and the... »

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... »

4 Epic Destinations for Backpackers in Thailand

4 Epic Destinations for Backpackers in Thailand

Thailand is easily one of the most popular travel destinations in Southeast Asia, thanks to a well-deserved reputation as a veritable party hub, tropical delight and backpackers’ haven. But there’s more to this fascinating country than party-hopping and beach-bumming. So let’s talk about having a balanced experience for backpackers in Thailand, shall we? Let Your Hair Down in Koh Phangan Well you ... »

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