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.

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…]

Sep 232016
 
Ode to Lesvos

 Lesvos: The Island of Greek Angels We have all taken pride in the journeys we have taken to distant land and looked forward to our destination with anticipation dreaming of the balmy beaches, colorful cocktails with little umbrellas awaiting us in the hotel lobby to be served with a smile by a charming hostess.  But not all journeys are like that, some of us need to undertake arduous journeys just to save our life and leave the land we have called home since time immemorial.  For the Syrian refugees forced to flee their homes due to civil war had [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 312016
 
August 2016 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper - Marina Bay Sands Singapore

  Download the August 2016 Calendar Wallpaper Our August 2016 Calendar desktop wallpaper features the iconic Marina Bay Sands, Singapore clicked in the night from the Merlion side.  It was late in the evening when we reached the Merlion as I wanted to click the happenings around Merlion Park .  Late in the night also the area was abuzz with activity and some local band was playing songs. Tourists were flocking the area trying to click selfies with the Merlion in the background. Among all this buzz I was looking at the Marina Bay Sands right in front of me [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 302016
 
July 2016 Calendar- Download Desktop Wallpaper

The Magic of Petra: Download July 2016  Calendar Download Dear reader, for July desktop calendar, let us once again go to the magical, mystical and almost mythological city of Petra. Once lost in the sand of times, today Petra is one of the biggest tourist attraction in the world and one of the seven wonders of the world. About the Image: This image was made in Petra just after the sound and light show ends and everybody starts clicking images from selfies to group pictures. It was around this time I noticed long shadows mixing with hundreds of paper lanterns [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 132016
 
Supertree Show Singapore

A Dazzling Sound & Light Supertree Show in Singapore Singapore has many surprises and it takes more than a visit to discover some of them. But even in a fast paced city like Singapore, the best way to discover things is to let them unfold to you slowly. While I am all for reading guidebooks and travel blogs before visiting a place, I also love discovering a new aspect of the city, that no matter  how popular is something new to me.  The Supertree Show at  Gardens By The Bay is one such dazzling wonder that I was not aware [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]