Nov 012014
 
desi Traveler 2015 Calendar Giveaway

 2015 Calendar give away for readers, Facebook Fans  and Twitter followers   Dear Readers the annual desi Traveler Calendar give away is back. Not that it has been running for years, but considering that desi Traveler blog with the current name is only 2 years old, the giveaway has been around for 50% of the life of the blog. OK enough of juggling with statistics to prove a point let us straight go to the 2015 Calendar giveaway for readers of desi Traveler. To get your own personalized desi Calendar 2015 all you need to do is browse through [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 242014
 

  A business plan is one of the most important documents any company can write. It is used for the purpose to recruit investors, establish a business identity, increase buyers, reorganize and revamp business, and more. Sections of a business plan include: future goals your business hopes to achieve, the products or services you present, a company summary of who, what, when, where, and how your company operates, how you benefit customers, your target audience, your financial goals, your marketing strategies, and more. Basically a business plan is an outline on how your business will start and operate. Without [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 202014
 
Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort

Hotel Review : Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort As I mentioned in my post on my Top 10 experiences in Amazing Thailand that we stayed in some of the finest hotels and resorts during my trip to Thailand on invitation of Tourism Authority of Thailand New Delhi. During the last leg of the trip in Bangkok we stayed at Anantara Riverside Resort and Spa, on the banks of Chao Phraya the river of Kings.  A major challenge that most hotels face is to be a business hotel or to be a resort to relax. This dilemma multiplies when you are in [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 172014
 
Elephant Parade Thailand

A creative way to help the Asian Elephants: Elephant Parade Exhibition  India and Thailand share a lot in common right from ancient maritime trade to shared mythology in Ramayana.  Just like India, Thailand is also home to the last few thousand surviving wild Asian Elephants that are very distinct from their bigger cousins found in Africa. No wonder that Ganesha our Elephant headed god is worshiped in both the countries. While staying at Anantara Riverside Resort in Bangkok, I noticed this beautiful golden elephant painted with Buddha all over it.   I initially thought it to be just another decoration in [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 152014
 
A win and print in Better Photography Magazine

  Happy happy: One of my pictures in Better Photography Magazine   My Kerala Trip continues to surprise me, A few months ago I mentioned that one of my pictures clicked in Kerala  received  Honorable Mention in Better Photography magazine in a photography contest with the theme ” Beaches” and was printed in the magazine. I was as happy as a small kid and decided to try my luck again and again, lady luck smiled again and one of  my pictures won first prize in a contest themed ” Patterns”, in Better Photography magazine.  This time again the good folks [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 132014
 
From Dusty to desi: A Gift From Australia

Desi gets a gift from A Friend in Australia    I met Paul aka One Dusty Camel on twitter and was impressed by his unique nick name, passionate and unique style of writing full of folksy  humor and a benign way of looking at universe. Soon I learned that he is planning to be in India and on a whirlwind road trip coming to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and above all he wanted to visit Pushkar Camel Fair. Though I have visited Pushkar some time back, but me and Tarun, decided to hitch hike with him to Pushkar for the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 122014
 
Checklist for Visa on Arrival in Thailand for Indian Citizens

What you need to know for getting Tourist Visa on Arrival in Thailand They say travel is the biggest teacher, so there were a few lessons I learned on my recent trip to Thailand. On my last trip I had procured the Visa from Royal Thai Embassy in India, but this time I thought of taking visa on arrival at Thailand. Kingdom of Thailand is one of those wonderful tourist friendly countries that allow Visa on arrival for Indians. The process is fairly simple but here are some of the observations that I made at the Suvarnabhumi International airport [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 112014
 
Kerala Blog Express is Back

Kerala Blog Express Season 2   I am happy and sad at the same time, happy because Kerala Blog Express is back in season 2,  inviting travel bloggers from around the world to come and experience God’s Own Country in  a customized Volvo bus from South to North of Kerala. So why I am sad ???  Let me shed a tear or two first, on remembering the good old days when I met some of the most awesome fellow travelers from around the world. I have made some friends for life and we still stay in touch with each other [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 102014
 
Top 10 things  I did in Amazing Thailand and you could too

First blog post from recent trip to Koh Samui, Ayutthaya and Bangkok in Amazing Thailand   Amazing Thailand is a very special place for me as it was here that me and Missus traveled first time out of India on our honeymoon, many moons ago.  In all these years many things have changed in Thailand from a traveler’s perspective, mostly for better. Recently I was in Thailand once again though all alone this time on  invitation of Tourism Authority of Thailand. While I work on thousands of pictures that I clicked though mobile as well as my DSLR, let [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 302014
 
The SONY Xperia Z3 Compact: What a Traveler needs

Checking  Sony XPERIA Z3 Compact from a Traveler’s Perspective   I have been playing with the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact phone with a special interest in the camera function of the phone. To begin with 20.7 mp camera is just the tip of the iceberg of the tens of cool features that the phone offers.  But rather than exploring all the features of the phone camera I was keener to check out the camera from a traveler’s perspective. So where does my travels take me? Well from bone chilling Himalayas to dusty deserts in Rajasthan to hot and humid [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]