Srilanka – Island of Everything

Last October, I traveled to Sri Lanka with my friend for nine days. Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon) is a small island nation situated in the Indian Ocean. For someone born in Nepal, Sri Lanka feels like a distant cousin – someone you always know is there and close, but still you don’t get…

Faces of Tibet

Traveling is a learning experience. Every time we travel to a place, it adds a page to our life. And while most of our travel decisions are shaped by some natural wonders or monuments, there is another aspect that adds life to our journey. And that is the people of that place and their lifestyle. …

Tibet – Memento Paradiso

Tibet is the closest thing to the fabled Shangri-La on earth. It is a fantasy land far beyond the hills and the Himalayas, intertwined with treacherous roads and sparkling rivers, and painted with picturesque meadows and mountains.  Far across some of the most awe-inspiring high passes in the world (some above 5000 meters).  And with…

Varanasi – City of Life

The first thing Varanasi reminds me of is waking up at 4 am in the morning (or night, whichever one you call it!) And that for someone who experiences 4 am only during the Champions League nights in football. So you can imagine how ‘chuffed’ I was with the whole waking up at 4 am…

Annecy – A Place Out of Fairy Tale​

Most of the beautiful places on earth, we always see them in images before we see them in real. Like we don’t have to see Paris in real to picture Eiffel tower in our head or travel Egypt to imagine the Pyramids. Therefore, it is very rare to experience that unique feeling of seeing something…

Mustang – The Forbidden Kingdom

I remember seeing Mustang as a kid in TV.  A land beyond Himalayas with never-seen-before landscapes. Lifestyle and culture different from anything I had experienced till then. In fact, a place with its own king inside of Nepal. It was long before I was exposed to internet. So, Mustang seemed every bit like some different…

Backwaters in Kerala

Kerala is a state known for its amazing scenery. From its hills and waterfalls to its shacks and beaches, Kerala has got everything and is rightly known as God’s own country. But still, when you think of Kerala, the first image that pops us in your head is its backwaters. Backwaters are freshwater bodies that…

Moon Landing in Timanfaya

“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” That was me, when I landed on the moon on April 4, 2017. Except the moon happened to be on some far off island near Africa this time. And it also had a completely different name. Montanas del Fuego it read. Translated as ‘The Fire Mountains’. I…

Midnight in Paris

Okay. I will admit it right away. I got a little carried away by the movie for this title.  But honestly, who would not? Paris in itself is a fantasy. And add to that the outside chance of meeting Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso! So, two years ago, I decided to spend one midnight just…