Apr 112016
 
Working Donkeys of Petra & the one who quit his job

Watching Donkeys of Petra: We are like that only So my recent post was about Mules, earlier I had written a post about Horses, so a smart Alec pointed out to me in a DM what about Donkeys? So to respect the sentiments of my donkey loving friend, who felt I am discriminating against Donkeys here is my post about Donkeys or to be more specific Donkeys Of Petra. But to set the record straight I suggest you read the post about Mules as a mule is 50% Donkey. Done? Good, let me go back to my visit to the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 012016
 
February 2016 Calendar - Download Desktop Wallpaper

February 2016 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper – Petra by Night Hello February, good to welcome you.  Now that the cold spell is in its last leg, and the soul enriching spring with its multiple hues is around the corner  I look forward to a fabulous February for all the readers of desi Traveler. For February 2016, desktop desi Calendar dear readers may I present to you a picture clicked at  Petra by Night in Jordan.  This picture is part of the most shared post on desi Traveler in the year 2015, and was shared by wonderful readers of desi Traveler more [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 142015
 
Petra By Night - Playing With Lights & Shadows in Jordan

Petra By Night : A Fairy Tale In Arabian Nights     As I start my second walk to the Monastery in Petra during the day  I was wondering how different can Petra by night would be from Petra during the day ? I am trying to pace myself to the Al Khazneh  (Treasury ) not to rush as there is no light on the path, that is if you do not count the countless candles, flickering inside brown paper bags that caress the Siq, the natural creek in the rugged mountain that has hidden the city of Petra [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 262015
 
Experiential Travel in Jordan

Jordan Travel Experiences Evolution is the essence of life and those who do not evolve join dinosaurs. We travelers too continue to evolve over our journeys, for there is no better teacher than travel. While some time I say I am an MBBS MD traveler just to showcase how different travelers like to bracket themselves, today I want to delve a bit more serious topic. In last few years I found that experiential travel makes me the happiest and more engaged with the places and people I visit.  Let me try to explain starting as a typical tourist I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 012015
 
Vegetarian Jordanian Food Culture: A Guide For Vegetarians Traveling In Jordan

 Vegetarian Jordanian Cuisine : Love at first bite As I announced my Jordan trip, one of the friends teased me that I will not get anything vegetarian to eat in Jordan as it is an Arab Country and people only eat meat. Guess what who had the last laugh? Your friendly neighborhood desi Traveler had never enjoyed more vegetarian delicacies outside of India than in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The whole Jordanian cuisine is a pleasant, colorful, and fragrant surprise for vegetarians and most of it is wonderful not just for your taste buds but also for your [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 132015
 
Petra: The Magical, Mystical and Mythological UNESCO World Heritage

Petra:  One of the 7 Wonders of the World I had some tough choices to make as teenager. Choices that would shape my personality, my career choice and the future of desi Traveler blog that was yet to be born. You see I could not decide between following the footsteps of 007, drive the best of the cars, play futuristic gadgets, beat the baddies, while still finding the time to bed some beauties, or to follow Indiana Jones, discover lost civilizations, beat the baddies and find some time to, well give lectures to students about lost civilizations. (Make it write [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 022015
 
YES ! I Visited Jordan and Love To Tell The Tale !!!

Safety,  Food & other Travel Experiences  about Visiting Jordan The moment I said “I am going to Jordan” Almost everyone who heard it crooned collectively “Why are you going to Jordan? Is it safe to go there?” “Well I will never know till I go and visit Jordan”, was my stoic reply in every single case. “But it is so close to Syria, where all those things are happening” While I am no Livingstone, I do love visiting new places and I have never been to Jordan except with Peter O’Toole, and later with Harrison Ford in their movies [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 092014
 
My Travel Wishlist for Beautiful Oman

Beautiful, Magical, Mystical & Modern Oman Marhaban! Let us take some rugged mountains that are older than time, climb  forts that have seen history changing battles, watch soothing greenery emerging from a deep Wadi, (valley) get surprised by a spring of fresh water coming out of rocks, transforming the color of landscape from sandy to green, and hiding in the deep ravines wildlife that knows how to thrive, watch the merging of blue sky in deep blue ocean, and now add a liberal dose of mystical stories you read in Arabian Nights and you get the country I so wish [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]