Have you heard of the website couchsurfing.com? Because I truly believe it has changed my life. I got on it after a traveler I had met in Palolem visited Bangalore and stayed at my place. I have an extra room and I didn't want a flatmate really, so couchsurfing seemed a great way (as one … Continue reading An Ode to Couchsurfing
Be careful of the men in the North. That sounds like a Game of Thrones reference, but it was actually well-intentioned advice that so many people gave me when they heard I was visiting Rajasthan and Delhi. This was my third trip in as many months (#teacherlife) , and it was quite ambitious. I was … Continue reading Udaipur Part 1
Goa has been my 'holiday' spot for a while now. My parents have a house in Candolim, and we have spent so much time in the beautiful beachy state. Goa is much more than just beaches to me however. It's great food, beautiful buildings, warm people and a general feeling of bliss that envelopes you … Continue reading Palolem
This post is a throwback to a long time ago. 17 years ago to be precise. It's not exactly a travel post, more like a collection of musings. In the year 2000, which was the Jubilee year, my Church in Bahrain organised a pilgrimage of sorts to Italy and France. Since my sister had been … Continue reading Throwback!
The road to Zostel Gokarna is enchanted. Or so it would seem when you look at it. A narrow lane opens to a small pool surrounded by bushes and a few palm trees. As I started up the hill I felt energised. The roads were not flooded, I was not lost, all was right with … Continue reading Gokarna Part 2
I had always heard of Gokarna. Lets face it, if you live in Bangalore, it's almost impossible not to have heard of it, especially if you went to college there. In my head Gokarna had beaches and a lot of people getting high. But more importantly, it was a night bus away, roughly 8-10 hours. … Continue reading Gokarna: Part 1
I've always loved to travel. I have traveled almost every six months since I was in school, and although that sounds glamorous, it wasn't in the truest sense of the word! It was always economy and almost always to the same place, but I understand how in many ways I was privileged to be able to … Continue reading Getting Started