After spending four days in Japan visiting Osaka and surrounding areas, I set off for Hiroshima and Miyajima from Osaka on Day 5. After a simple breakfast at the hostel, I made my way towards Shin-Osaka station with my travel companions. This was the day when our JR Pass got activated based on the information… Continue reading Hiroshima and Miyajima in a day
Anyone freshly bitten by the wanderlust bug often develops certain preconceived notions before setting off to exotic places on a shoestring budget. Research will definitely equip you with a lot of data on how to go about it. However, while some of that information may be accurate, much of it could be quite misleading. Backpacking… Continue reading 5 backpacking myths busted!
The ethereal beauty of a cherry tree in full blossom tugs at the heart of even the most cynical ones among us. Despite the heavy tourist footfall during the cherry blossom, or Sakura, season, this is a must-see if Japan is on your bucket list. And no, the trip wouldn't cost you an arm and… Continue reading Footloose in the land of cherry blossoms: How to plan your trip to Japan from India
The crystal waters of the Maldives beckon many a traveler, but this stunning archipelago also gives the impression of a luxury travel destination. Not any more. A small island located in the southernmost tip of Maldives will just steal your heart! It's a backpacker's paradise. While immersing in the local culture, cuisine and the mesmerizing… Continue reading Exotic Maldives – Not just for the luxury traveler
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?