Foreign Trips

My account of the traveling to foreign lands. Some of the countries I have visited are USA, UK, France, Netherlands, Nepal, Jordan, Switzerland, Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia etc. When I visit a foreign land I am like a kid in a candy store trying to see, taste, and bring back as many memories as possible. I try to not only share about the places I visit in the countries I go but also my connect with the people, history, culture and food of the countries visited. Come join desi Traveler around the globe. In the process I share pictures of the countries I visit, with a special focus on the people and culture of the place along with the best places to visit.

Oct 112017
 
How To Plan A Honeymoon To Remember With Expedia Honeymoon Planner

How To Choose Best Honeymoon Destinations With Expedia Most countries have four seasons,  Spring, Summer, Rains, and Winter, but our great country of India has the 5th season, it is called the Wedding Season. The main wedding season in most parts of India is from October to February during the winters. There are many reasons for this wedding season, as earlier our ancestors were mainly farmers and the winters after the sowing season was a relatively free time. As the weather is also much pleasant during winters in most parts of India, this makes perfect sense to plan a wedding [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 312017
 
September 2017 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper - Surfer on A Bali Beach

A Surfer in Sunset on a Bali Beach –  September 2017 Calendar from Indonesia So September 2017 is here, and so is our September 2017 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper for download. This months picture features a Surfer around Sunset on a Bali Beach. The Kuta Beach in Bali is one of the most happening beaches around and you can find a lot of action happening here from people jogging, surfing on the waves, couples photographing on one hand on the other hand the beach has many quiet places where you can just sit and watch the waves without a worry [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 302017
 
July 2017 Calendar Download Desktop Wallpaper Arborek Village Raja Ampat Indonesia

 Tropical Paradise Island of Arborek Raja Ampat Indonesia on July 2017 Calendar by desi Traveler   It is time for the July 2017 Desktop Wallpaper Calendar, and as promised this month we go back to Indonesia. Arborek Village to be precise in Raja Ampat. Half the year is gone, but luckily half the year is ahead of us and what better way to celebrate the month of July by revisiting the little Tropical Paradise Island of Arborek in Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia.  I still remember every moment I spent in Raja Ampat and especially in Arborek, how I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 172017
 
How To Spend A Day Island Hopping in Koh Chang Thailand

What To Do in Koh Chang Thailand There are only two things you can do on an island and both are the opposite of each other.  Some people just want to test hammocks hanging on coconut palms and count the waves as they sip on Pina Coladas, Mojitos or if you are in Thailand then Chang.  Then there are others who like to go out and live the famed island life. Now while given a choice I would prefer to test hammocks and count waves, every once in a while your lazy bones desi Traveler also lives the life [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 132017
 
A Review of Hotel Ibis Singapore On Bencoolen

Hotel Ibis Singapore Bencoolen- A review & what to expect My every visit to Singapore has been more memorable than the last one, from the colorful Chinatown to do some souvenir shopping to explore the various gardens of Changi Airport, there is so much to discover in Singapore that one visit is just not enough. But to explore you need a base and this post is about my hotel during my last visit to Singapore.  During this visit to Singapore to participate in Escapers17, I stayed at Hotel Ibis Singapore Bencoolen, that is part of  Accor Hotels group. I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 052017
 
Dubai with flydubai Business Class

My experience of flying Delhi To Dubai with flydubai Business Class   Dubai has indeed become a gateway to the Middle East and beyond. The world class infrastructure and excellent connectivity make Dubai first choice for point of entry to the Middle East and even Europe etc. I have passed from Dubai Airport en-route to the USA many times but never been inside the city. So when flydubai, the budget carrier from Dubai invited me to join them for Arabian Travel Market was looking forward to seeing Dubai on the sidelines of Arabian Travel Market.  My flight to Dubai [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 302017
 
May 2017 Calendar – Download Desktop Wallpaper  from Indonesia

Raja Ampat & Borobudur on the May 2017 Wallpaper Calendar I have been real slow in updating the blog for some time and the only reason I have is my laziness.  So to compensate for that dear reader may I give 2 wallpaper calendars for the month of May 2017. After all, May is the month of record-breaking heat with each year being hotter than the previous one. So for the month of may, I am sharing two images both made in Indonesia but are totally different from each other. But though the two images are very different, there [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 112017
 
Hong Kong A Complete Family Fun Holiday Destination

 BEST OF ALL, IT’S IN HONG KONG So I was packing my bags for the next jaunt when my daughter dear asked me, “Papa how come you never take me to these trips? “  As I kept the next T-shirt in the bag, and checked the camera cables, I explained to her that she has school to attend and we go for family trips during their vacations. She smiled back and said, “Yes, and I am already looking forward to my summer vacations because we will sure go to a fun place again this year?” It was part statement [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 312017
 
April 2017 Calendar – Download Desktop Wallpaper Jurong Bird Park Singapore

Saddle Billed Stork on April 2017 Desktop Calendar Saddle Billed Storks are native to Sub-Sahara Africa, but our guy on the April 2017 Desktop Calendar is from Jurong Bird Park Singapore. The image was finalized last year when the calendars went out for print. But is it a coincidence or what that I was in Singapore twice only last week. Twice because once while going to Myanmar and once while coming back from Myanmar for Escapers 17, I had to enter Singapore twice. Now since I cleared immigration formalities twice this makes it as two separate visits technically. Not that [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 302017
 
My Favorite Images from Escapers 17 - Myanmar & Singapore

Guess What We Did For Escapers 17 in Myanmar & Singapore So I was missing in action, as I was busy with action, completing one challenge after another as a participant from India for Escapers 17.  If you are following my Instagram account then you may be aware that I was on a whirlwind tour of Singapore, Myanmar and back to Singapore for this one of a kind challenge. For Escapers travel writers/photographers and Instagrammers have gathered together on invitation from Accor Hotels Group and Tiger Air  / Scoot Airlines sponsored  Escapers 17. If you have not followed my [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]