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 212017
 
My First Travel Podcast With The Musafir Stories

One of the joys of sharing your travel stories is that you get to relive the experience once again. As I close my eyes and type on the keyboard ( Yes I can type with my eyes closed thanks to muscle memory 🙂 ). I am transformed back to the rugged mountains of Spiti, that I last visited more than 2 years ago and need to visit again but due to various reasons I have not been able to visit them.  And with this I want to share the famous quote by Ibn Battuta that Moroccan wanderer, I have [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…]

Apr 062017
 
Buransh Flowers Bring A Crimson Himalayan Spring in Uttarakhand

For The Love Of Mother Nature Let A Billion Buransh Bloom First the prolog by desi Traveler: For me, it was ” OMG ” moment at first sight. On a trek, during my college days, we were introduced to Rhododendron or Buransh flowers in full glory.  As they say, Himalayas were never the same for me. While most of us love the pristine white peaks smiling at us, I like to add a dash of wild Himalayan colors to the canvas to complete the picture, and nothing, let me repeat NOTHING adds colors to a Himalayan Spring that a [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 042017
 
A Road Trip From Gurgaon To Agra To See THE TAJ MAHAL

A desi Tourist Goes To Taj Mahal Agra Every time I will ask her where should we go, she will say “Let us go to Taj Mahal in Agra”, and every time I will reply, “But we have both been there so many times”. This time she snapped back “YES WE HAVE BOTH BEEN THERE, YOU WITH YOUR STUPID CLIENTS AND I WITH MY COUSINS, MASSEE Jee, CHACHI JEE AND MUMMY JEE AND PAPA JEE. Has it ever occurred to you that I want to see THE TAJ MAHAL with you, MY HUSBAND and with my kids?” Now normally [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 312017
 
For the love of Motor Sports and its fanatics

For the love of Motor Sports: Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm 2017  In life, we seldom come across such events which keep us on the edge till the very end. When everything is going against the protagonist, we keep our fingers crossed; when he passes through difficulties, we croon a small prayer to give him strength; and finally, when he proves his mettle and comes on the top, we are unable to hide the joy and thrill it brings. In a similar fashion, Maruti Suzuki conducts various Motorsports to feed the passion of car/bike race fanatics starting from Maruti Suzuki Raid [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]