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.

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…]

Feb 202017
 
Bangkok Airways - Asia's Boutique Airline

A desi Review of Bangkok Airways Thailand is a very spread out country from mountains in the north over mainland to hundreds of Tropical Island in the Bay of Bengal, the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. Each of these tropical islands is more pristine than the next.  In my last visit to Thailand, I visited Koh Chang in the eastern Thailand. We took a Bangkok Airways flight to Trat, the nearest airport to Koh Chang.  This post is about my experience of flying with Bangkok Airways that take pride in calling itself “Asia’s Boutique Airline”. First let me [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 072017
 
desi Attends The Thailand Tourism Festival 2017

Thailand Tourism Festival 2017 Highlights I have a soft corner for Amazing Thailand for more reasons than one. After marriage, Thailand was our first foreign trip and we visited Phuket, Pattaya, and Bangkok. This was long before I started this hobby travel blog better known as desi Traveler. One fine day I received a call from TAT New Delhi inviting me to Thailand on a media trip. Thus Thailand became my first foreign trip as a blogger giving me a chance to visit the amazing country once again and my fondness for Thailand only increasing. But there was more [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 242017
 
Getting lost in Arborek Tourism Village Raja Ampat Indonesia

A Visit to Arborek Tourism Village Raja Ampat Papua Indonesia Every travel blogger worth his Sodium chloride has at some time or other said or wanted to say “How I Quit My Job To Travel The World “ and those peddling the halofied universe of Solo Travel have said it with a shovel of Iodized Sodium Chloride. (Ok so halofied is not a word, ever heard of desi Jugaad?  And what about Selfie? When did you first heard about Selfie? Oh when you read that people die taking Selfies I guess) Fikar not, I am writing a post about [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

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…]