May 272017
 
A Visit To Taj Mahal Agra With 200 desi Travelers

The Joy Of First Time Travel To Taj Mahal Agra     Ask any traveler worth his blog and he will give  you loads of global Gyan “To travel is liberating” “I found my calling in travel” “I was born to travel” “ I am a traveler, not a tourist” “Only those who travel will go to heaven rest will rot in hell eternally”. OK, I made the last one, but you get the gist.  For some reason traveling has been glamorized to the extent that many of us totally forget that a vast majority of people around the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 262017
 
New Avatar of desi Travel Digest- Crowd Sourcing from Instagram

The All-New Crowd Sourced desi Travel Digest from Instagram When I wrote the post about ” What Happened On desi Traveler Blog In 2016 “, besides a few good things, I also shared two of my pain areas namely Instagram and the comatose desi Travel digest.  So I decided to take both of them head on with help of all the desi Travelers out there. Those of you who are regular here will remember that the desi Travel Digest was my personal picks of all the blog posts I read on the net and then shared them here.  Unfortunately, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 222017
 
Varanasi Beyond Life - A Short Film By Aeyaz Hasn

 A Short Film On Varanasi by Aeyaz Hasn: Varanasi Beyond Life No matter how many time you visit Varanasi / Benaras / Kashi your heart longs to visit more. For the eternal city has a pull that has no logical explanation. From being the City of Shiva to welcoming Buddha ( who by the way referred to Varanasi as the ancient city 2500 years ago !!!). I have been to Varanasi a few times & I don’t think I have even explored leave aside understood the essence of Varanasi. While my next trip is planned soon, I try to [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

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…]