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A tryst with Tawang | tawang

What does one look for when planning a trip with the family? In my case, it has always been a place where nature reigns supreme, human company is at a premium, and return on investment (in terms of time) the maximum. When the opportunity came for an ‘excursion’ to Tawang, ...

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Quiet brilliance of Bishnupur | bishnupur tourism

Quiet brilliance of Bishnupur | bishnupur tourism

At 10 in the morning you’d expect any tourist place to have people around. You would also expect to get basic nourishment, and directions to the touristy ‘spots’ the town is famous for. But then Bishnupur is hardly a tourist place. A tiny town that appears to be more of ...

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The dream land of Winchester

The dream land of Winchester

During a summer vacation, my mother and I visited United Kingdom to meet my aunt and explore the country. Since I fancy history and historic places, this place was on top of my travel list. We stayed there for 22 days. My aunt lived in the north of London in ...

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In the city of kings | lima tourism

In the city of kings | lima tourism

We stand around a small street cart, grabbing spoonfuls of a wine-coloured dessert made of purple corn and fruit and thickened with sweet potato flour, spiced with cinnamon and cloves and served with rice pudding. With every spoonful of this thick jelly, I am lost in thoughts of Spanish conquistadors, ...

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Aquamarine romance | fiji tourism

Aquamarine romance | fiji tourism

It is much like delectable, finely crafted Belgian artisan chocolate with the necessary prominence of good cacao, a hint of light sugar and the lingering back palate leading onto honey sweet. The Islands of Fiji—lodged in the South Pacific rim where our flight window offered a bird’s eye view of ...

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The charms of Quebecois countryside

The charms of Quebecois countryside

The picturesque Cantons de L’Est or the eastern townships in Canada’s Quebec province were an open air theatre for us, offering autumn thrills of another kind. The region packs in old-world charm thanks to architecture influenced by American, Loyalist, Scottish, and Irish founders of yore. A petite region famed for ...

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The many charms of Rayong

The many charms of Rayong

Rayong—a quaint fishing town abutting the Gulf of Thailand—punches far above its weight in terms of visitor attractions. Located on Thailand’s eastern seaboard, this beach town still remains an undiscovered gem minus breathless hordes. What prompted me to visit Rayong, however, was its accessibility from capital city Bangkok, an easy ...

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The modern and the medieval | manama

The modern and the medieval | manama

The old and the new sit easy in Bahrain. The 33-island archipelago, nestled between Saudi Arabia and Qatar in the Arabian Gulf, hosts towering skyscrapers next to mosques, spiffy malls alongside souks and Michelin-star eateries besides hole-in-the-wall kebab joints. Despite overarching Arabian and Persian influences, capital city Manama is packed ...

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Here’s how to choose a travel bag that can keep up with your adventures | travel

Choose a bag with helpful storage slots and pockets which works best in every situation.

When you’re on a road trip or getting lost in the culture of a new country, the last thing you want is for your luggage to slow you down. Picking the right bag will make sure your spirit is not interrrupted. Sridhar Thirunakara, founder and CEO, Arctic Fox, and Srikanth ...

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Amsterdam may be a ‘party city’ but you could be fined for rowdy behaviour | travel

An innovative campaign focuses on four kinds of behaviour seen as causing the most trouble: public drunkenness, noise, littering and public urination.

Amsterdam on Thursday warned rowdy British and Dutch tourists who “party excessively” in the city that they could face stiff fines, in the latest campaign to halt drunken mayhem on the streets. The campaign specifically targets men aged between 18 to 34 years, who are increasingly attracted by the freewheeling ...

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