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.

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
 
Exploring Chinatown Singapore  The desi Traveler Way

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…]