All posts tagged: Asia

Goa Diaries

I avoided Goa for a long time, travelling the length and breadth of India on several trips, but never making it to the vacation hot-spot known for beaches, sunsets and parties. And when I finally did, I fell in love with it. I loved the atmosphere, the many clean & serene beaches, and the chilled out vibe it was always known for. And out of that love, here’s my three-minute ode to Goa: Plan your trip to Goa, reading: Goa Travel Guide | Choosing A Perfect Beach In Goa For Your Holiday | Agonda Beach Travel Guide | Scuba Diving In Goa Subscribe to my Youtube channel, for more travel videos.

Why I Loved Phnom Penh

When after spending a few days in Siem Reap, I decided to move to Phnom Penh, it was for only one night, before further moving towards the coast. I had more than just a fortnight left in Cambodia, and islands were my priority. But as I arrived in Phnom Penh, one night became two, two became four, and four became almost a week. Every day, I woke up, thought to myself, I’ll get on a bus tomorrow, and wasted the entire day street hopping, eating, and drinking. The city had cast its magic on me! Phnom Penh is a kind of city that stuck you in. It is laid back, cheap and easy-going. Everything is accessible at a hand’s reach, and at a cost cheaper than affordable. The pace of life is seamless, and the many affable locals make the city enjoyable to the next level. In short, Phnom Penh is a perfect city to easily blend in, and you don’t need more than one day to realise that. What I particularly loved about the …

The First Timer’s Travel Guide To Angkor Wat

Visiting the ruins of Angkor Wat is in every traveller’s bucket list – whether or not they have one. This was the centre of great Khmer empire that once ruled most of Southeast Asia. Though the civilization went extinct, its identity, for its rich history and culture always stayed in news. The temples of Angkor are among the highlighted tourist attractions in Cambodia, and perhaps the very reason why so many tourists visit Cambodia at first place. I spent five days in Siem Reap, out of which three days were totally dedicated to exploring the temples of Angkor. While to some tourists they might seem pretty similar to each other, in fact, they are not. And that’s why I advise learning some history before you visit the city of Angkor. Getting a guide is helpful, but if you’ve some knowledge about this place, before you even arrive there, you’ll be able to appreciate the entire archaeological park with a whole new perspective. Getting To The Angkor Archaeological Park There are 3 types of admission passes USD20 …

CAMBODIA Travel Guide

Cambodia is wild, unorganised and raw. But there’s something about the country that draws you in. Even though it is widely recovering from a long ripping past, its people are always found sharing smiles. From the moment you step into the country your life slows down, and the pace continues throughout the trip. Travelling in Cambodia is cheap and frugal travellers (as I, myself, tried it) can survive a day in under USD 10. The country’s tourism – across its three major tourist towns, namely Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Sihoukville – revolves around a rich history, delicious food, beautiful coastline, and a rocking nightlife. TOP PLACES TO SEE & EXPERIENCES TO TRY IN CAMBODIA Temples of Angkor Archaeological Park: This is the highlight of tourism in Cambodia and the reason why most of the tourists visit the country at first place. Spread over 400sq. kilometres, the temples ruins in Angkor Archaeological Park breathe history. Though the archaeological park contains a total of 45 different temples, the temples of Angkor Wat are historically most significant. This …

How To See Phnom Penh In Two Days

Visiting Phnom Penh for a limited time? Read ahead to find out how to travel Phnom Penh and see it all in just two days! For many travellers, Phnom Penh is nothing but an afterthought of the main attraction of the temples of Angkor. While there’s no denying that the temples of Angkor are the highlight of the tourism in Cambodia, the lively riverside and the cosmopolitan capital of Phnom Penh is no less charming. When I planned Phnom Penh, my original idea was to stay for only one night, but I ended up adoring the town so much that I overstayed for almost a week. So, in my view, Phnom Penh definitely requires between 4 to 5 days. But if you’re short on time, and have no more than a couple of days to spare, this itinerary will help you plan your journey to Phnom Penh better. Day 1 In Phnom Penh To understand the country’s dark past and its people’s resilience, a visit to Phnom Penh’s Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum …

The Temples Of Angkor Wat

Visiting the ruins of Angkor Wat is in every traveller’s bucket list. And they were the first thing I saw in Cambodia, and I was left spellbound. So without saying much, I kept capturing bits and pieces in a video camera – and now this is what I’ve got. A 3-minute video of my visit to the temples of Angkor. Take a look: Visiting Cambodia? Read: Cambodia Travel Guide | How Much It Costs To Travel In Cambodia | Top Money Saving Tips To Travel In Cambodia | How To See Phnom Penh In Two Days | Cambodia Visa On Arrival Subscribe to my Youtube channel, for more travel videos

THAILAND Travel Guide

Thailand is backpackers paradise. From lush jungles to white beaches, to crazy city markets – you can find it all here, but all at an affordable price. In fact, the country has so much to offer that it is literally impossible to summarize its diversity. Its capital, Bangkok, is a perfect metropolis with gilded temples and night market. The north offers you hill tribes ruling the mountainous jungles. And the south, on the contrary, is all about postcard-perfect beaches and crazy moonlight parties. Wherever you’re in Thailand, there’s the cheap street food – something so awesome in its standard that no other country in the world can beat it. When it comes to backpacking in Thailand, it is super easy too. In fact so easy that you actually feel that everything here has been planned, and moreover designed to function, keeping a traveller in mind. Here you can find super cheap hostels, for less than $2 a night, and then right next door you can find a luxurious property charging you a whopping $10,000 each …

Maeklong Railway Market, Thailand

It’s sad how so many people travel to Thailand and after visiting a few night bars, shopping malls and islands, they think they’ve seen it all. You can find those attractions almost anywhere else in the world. That is not the real Thailand. But perhaps this — a daily food market running on the railway tracks — is uncommon. Publicly known as Maeklong Railway market, this is something unique thing about Thailand. More on Thailand: How To See Bangkok In 3 days

How To See Bangkok In 3 days

Bangkok, certainly, is a city that deserves more than a couple of days of temple tours and market visits, for Bangkok city is massive and every corner has an attraction to drop by. It’s a place to wander, to meander in a romantically beguiling fashion, and just… be! I remember I initially stayed 3 nights in the city before heading for the hills in the north of Thailand, leaving my thirst to see more of the beautiful Bangkok, unquenched. Inevitably, I returned back and ended up staying in Bangkok for almost another week. Also Read: How Much A Holiday Costs In Thailand Its multicultural vibe, a combination of old and modern traditions, skyscrapers, street food, peppy tuk-tuk rides solidify Bangkok as a great place to travel. And where 3 days are definitely not enough to get your head around Bangkok, you can at least use them better, and tick off some of the major sites and must-do activities, in and around the city. Here’s my suggested itinerary to get the most out of your trip in 3 days: …

INDIA Travel Guide

India is not a country, it’s a continent, with a spectacular mix of people, cultures and landscapes. From snow-capped peaks in the north to the sultry sun-washed beaches in the south – there is much to see and plenty more to experience here. Walk the streets of any Indian city and you’ll rub shoulders with people representing different traditions, following different cultures, speaking alien languages – while some turbaned, and other, having cute Mongolian faces. No wonder India is a country to explore and the best way to do it is by travelling to a few different states. TOP PLACES TO SEE AND EXPERIENCES TO TRY IN INDIA Meeting the tribes in Northeast: The seven states that lie in the northeast region of India are rich in Tribal culture. More than 25 different tribes live in the northeast part of India – with some having Mongolian origin, while others, lost Aryans. If you’re into culture and history, visiting northeast can just be your thing. And in the northeast, the state of Nagaland, that has the maximum …