Not all can enjoy carefree days of "crossing the street and walking into sunshine" Gilbert-style (circa Eat, Pray, Love) in a foreign place rich with cultures unknown to you. And, if you miss a step or do something that doesn't really agree with the locals, you pay the price, more so if you are a woman. Though crime has… Continue reading No place for a woman traveller?
While the nifty Indian backpacker is all set to conquer the world, it is not a bad idea for the wannabes and the first timers to take stock of international destinations that are easier to explore. Once you get the hang of backpacking, well, who knows where you pitch your tent next! For the benefit of… Continue reading Friendliest International Destinations for the Indian Backpacker
Originally planned for a fortnight, my visit to Sri Lanka lasted 23 days! During this time, I took the trail given in the map below. This is a result of trying to pack in most of the places accessible to backpackers in a single itinerary while giving each destination as much breathing space as I… Continue reading Sri Lanka in 23 days-A route map
It is absolutely impossible not to fall in love with Morocco when you get up, close and personal in this stunningly diverse country. As you stand in the middle of the Sahara, marvelling at miles and miles of sand dunes, you can't help imagining yourself surrounded by gentle waves rising above a mysterious golden sea. To experience… Continue reading A Backpacker’s Route map for Morocco