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.

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…]

Mar 062017
 
Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel

desi Traveler stays at Plaza Athenee Bangkok   Bangkok is the most visited city in the world and that leads to opening of a large number of hotels and resorts in the Thai Capital.  But a large number of hotels at every price point also mean that there is cut throat competition in the hotels business in Bangkok. No wonder hotels in Bangkok are always trying to up the game and set new standards for hospitality for both the business and pleasure traveler. In my last visit to Bangkok,  during the Thailand Tourism Festival, I stayed in Plaza Athenee Bangkok, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 282017
 
March 2017 Calendar - Download Desktop Wallpaper from Bali

March 2015 calendar desktop wallpaper: With Smiles From a Beach in Bali, Indonesia Hola March! For the March 2017 desktop calendar for download, let us visit Bali, Indonesia once again. The first picture of 2017 Calendar was from dusk in Bali, this one is from a morning on a Bali Beach near our hotel. We were staying at the Golden Tulip Devins, Seminyak and before breakfast, I decided to take a stroll to the beach, about 10 minutes of leisurely walk from the hotel. A beach in Bali always has something interesting to offer. From colorful sunsets, like we saw [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 252017
 
desi Traveler Explores Chinatown Singapore

Beyond Top 10 Things to do in Chinatown Singapore Smug that I am prepared to explore & experience Chinatown Singapore, after reading a few blog posts suggesting “Top 10 Things to do & See in Chinatown Singapore”, I trotted to the colorful Chinatown in Singapore with Mr. Know IT All Swag. Wrong! Wrong! Wrong. “Arrogance is the Achilles’ heel of a Traveler”, I  mumble to myself and decide to go with the flow. The energy, the sounds, the smells the vibes & smiles overtake my senses and I am like a well a ” Tourist in Chinatown ” With no [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]