The plan. Or the lack of it. In 2016, a friend invited me to go to Scotland on a holiday. It was so casually mentioned that it seemed like nothing more than tea-time conversation. Unknown to this friend, however, my ears went all pointy like a mastiff’s at the mention of the country. Many fantasies […]
Snapshots from Nepal: Part Two.
The story so far: Nepal welcomed us with open arms but bad roads, and we made it through Kakarbhitta – Chaubis – Janakpuri – Kathmandu without much incident. It was quite an adventure, hanging on to life as we scaled 45-degree mountain inclines and rode down just as bad descents, with scenic views for company. This […]
Snapshots from Nepal: Part One.
Nepal… Hmm, I’m really not sure where to begin. I can never separate the journey from the place on any of my travels. Nepal, however, broke the monotony. I am able to clearly distinguish between the journey through Nepal and the country itself – bizarre as it may sound. The reason’s quite simple – my […]
Down the Rabbit Hole: 10 Italian villages for the perfect summer getaway.
Think of Italy, and you think of Quixotic men, flowing wine, sumptuous food, candlelit dinners at quaint roadside cafes and a city that is a living, breathing part of history. We know the country for its romance and architectural beauty, but it turns out that there are remote, undiscovered places in Italy that are way […]
Down the Rabbit Hole: How Europe’s mountain communities celebrate Winter solstice.
Every year, as winter breaks its stronghold and retreats to make way for Spring, the mountain communities of Europe gear up to celebrate the occasion by shedding their human form and dressing up as animals/birds. French photographer Charles Fréger travelled across 19 European countries and over 50 villages to document this fascinating culture and compiled […]