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.

Jan 172017
 
Raja Ampat Dive Lodge - A Review By desi Traveler

Raja Ampat Dive Lodge – Comfort In Lap of Nature Indonesia Before I start my series on my experience Raja Ampat Islands, I want to write about Raja Ampat Dive Resort that was our blissful base during our stay in Raja Ampat Islands Papua, Indonesia. You may wonder, what has happened to desi, he is writing about hotels and resorts now? Yes, you are right, I seldom write about the hotels I stay in for I feel there are better platforms that this blog to read about hotel reviews. I do hope to change that and write more often [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 312016
 
January 2017 Desktop Calendar - Runners on a beach in Bali Indonesia

Download the January 2017 Desktop Calendar-Runners on a Bali Beach This post is about the January 2017 desktop Calendar Download, that features the Bali Beach Run clicked around dusk at KuDeTa beach. As promised the focus country for 2017 Calendar is Indonesia and every second image in 2017 will be from my Trip of Wonders from Indonesia.  But first let me share what my saint of grandma, often said – पहला सुख – निरोगी काया, दूजा सुख – घर में हो माया Meaning – Foremost happiness is a Fit Body; second happiness is wealth in your home. This way she [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 202016
 
London Calling - Chalo London with BA

Never been a better time to visit London With BA “Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford”, these words of Samuel Johnson were resonating in my ears when I first landed in London, the first thing I wanted to visit was Royal Kew Botanical Gardens. Not your everyday destination for a desi Traveler you may wonder. That is the beauty of London in my eyes, even for an offbeat destination like a Botanical Garden; Kew receives more than 1.3 million visitors every year. [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 302016
 
Hindu Temple Festival Parade Bali Indonesia

Apsara Spotting: Temple Festival Parade Bali Indonesia I was in my carb induced coma when I overheard it seems there is a traffic jam in front.  Lazily I opened my eyes but when I looked on the road, along with my eyes my mouth also opened and my jaw remained a prisoner of gravity.  Right in the middle of the road, on the sidewalk and almost in every direction I could see Apsaras.   I must be dreaming I told myself and tried to close my eyes, but my neuromotor coordination hit rock bottom, partly due to what I was [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 282016
 
Watching Sunrise at Borobudur - UNESCO World Heritage Site Indonesia

Watching Sunrise at Borobudur Temple Indonesia Carefully I watch each of my steps as I try to climb the steep stairs in pitch darkness. Pitch darkness as I am trying my best ignoring the countless light sabres around me to find the path. Luckily these sabres are so weak that their undernourished beam dies before hitting the stone steps of the largest Buddhist temple in the world Borobudur in the largest Muslim nation in the world. Well, that is Indonesia for you, every step you take you to learn something astonishing about this country of more than 17,000 islands [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 162016
 
Travel Contest Alert : 2017 Calendar Giveaway

2017  desktop Calendar Giveaway for readers of desi Traveler Dear readers, desi Traveler is back with the annual desktop calendar for readers of desi Traveler blog.  Some of you may recall that I was in Indonesia just a few days back and our 2017 calendar will focus on Indonesia as a destination, thanks to the  Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia who invited me on  Trip of Wonders to Indonesia. FOCUS Country for 2017 Travel Calendar will be Wonderful Indonesia 🙂 So the maximum number of images for the 2017 calendar will be from Indonesia and images clicked during my Trip [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 062016
 
Trip of Wonders to Indonesia on Instagram

My Indonesia Trip of Wonders on Instagram If you follow me on Instagram then you would have noticed I was on Trip of Wonders in Wonderful Indonesia on an invitation of  Ministry of Tourism Indonesia.  It was an overwhelming experience in every single way. Though I had known a few things about Indonesia, I must admit I had very limited knowledge about Indonesia before my visit.  But Indonesia surprised me in more ways than one. By population, Indonesia is the largest Muslim nation in the world ( India is second largest ), but Indonesia is also home to the largest [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 312016
 
Download November 2016 Desktop Wallpaper Calendar- Grand Palace Bangkok

The Grand Palace Bangkok on November 2016 Calendar Wallpaper The November 2016 Calendar showcases the  Grand Palace Bangkok has clicked in November a few years ago when I visited Bangkok for the second time on the invitation of the Tourism Authority of Thailand. I have saved this image for November of this  year. But while I am happy to share this image, I am equally sad as King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the longest-serving monarch in the world has left for his heavenly abode.  King Bhumibol was the 9th King of Chakri dynasty and was also known as Rama IX. I think [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 202016
 
Search for Singapore Girl and the Red Fedora

The Fall & Rise of Fedora : desi in search of Singapore Girl She is as iconic as the airline she represents. Her smile has launched a million flights from Changi, and countless passengers have missed a heartbeat on seeing her for the first time, such is the charm of the iconic Singapore Girl.  I first met her on a transatlantic flight from Delhi to Los Angeles and immediately was smitten by her smile, charms, professionalism and above all the grace with which she carries herself. As an aspiring wannabe travel photographer, I keep on trying new projects when I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 022016
 
Cactus Garden Changi Airport Singapore

Where Is The Most Amazing Cactus Garden in Singapore ? I have written in detail about the Butterfly Garden in Changi Airport Singapore, where I had spent a leisurely afternoon photographing butterflies. But there are other gardens also at Changi Airport Singapore like Sunflower Garden Cactus Garden Lily Pond Enchanted Garden Orchid Garden just to name the few. Each garden at Changi Airport has its own charm and taking you to a different world without taking a flight 🙂 .  I stumbled on the Cactus Garden at Changi Airport by chance.  I was looking for a good vantage point [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]