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Looking For A Quieter Place To Stay Near Leh? Visit Lamayuru

Lamayuru remains my top favorite among all the places I’ve visited in the Ladakh region, particularly near the town of Leh! I remember the first time I visited Lamayuru, it was back in 2015. I wasn’t blogging back then, but I had recently quit my job as was on an indefinite leave to travel around India. I reached Leh as a solo backpacker, met two other solo backpackers there, and the three of us quickly planned to hitchhike all the way from Leh to Srinagar. Our first stop happened to be Lamayuru. My First Visit To Lamayuru Our original plan was to stay in Lamayuru for just a night (as a 2-hour journey can take about 6 hours in an Indian oil truck on those roads) but ended up staying in Lamayuru for more days than I can remember. Lamayuru has some kind of charm that grips you the moment you get there. The town’s surrounding landscapes, otherwise known as The Moonland, has some kind of meditative power in them. You look at them from …

Behind the Glamour: The Other Side to Travel

There’s nothing like the glitz and glamour of a life on the move. Exotic locations, delicious food, one-of-a-kind experiences, and incredible vistas— all this and more are what you can get from a life spent exploring the best of what the world has to offer if you know where to look. From exploring the cobbled streets of Old Europe to motorbiking through the most unexplored regions in the Himalayas, there are a million and one new experiences you can unlock when you travel the globe. But travel isn’t all about the glamour, and long months spent traveling from one place to the next can take its toll. As any globetrotter will tell you, travel isn’t easy, and it can impact both you and the places you go to. All of the incredible sights and sounds you can experience from journeying all over the world have their price, and either you or the local communities you visit will end up paying for it. While tourism may seem like having your cake and eating it too, the …

Best Things To Do In Riyadh

Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh has evolved as one of the wealthiest and busiest cities of the Middle East in the past few decades. Though the city has always been conventional and known for unique architecture, today it offers many fun things to do for people in varying age-groups. For many years, most people who visited Riyadh have been business travelers as it offered little or no entertainment options. Most people thought about Riyadh as a boring city with hardly anything for entertainment. However, now the government here is focusing on tourism as a result of which you will never get bored here. Riyadh offers parks and malls to museums and trekking. Let’s have a look. Shop at Riyadh Gallery Malls in Riyadh are not just shopping places, but are also ideal for dining and socializing. In the city, there are many malls, but one that you must visit is the Riyadh Gallery. The shopping center is a three-story building that houses retail stores from a lot of international brands, including high-street stores and luxury goods. …

Travel Tips For Backpacking in New York

While it’s known as a helluva town, for whatever reason New York has never been the most popular destination for backpackers. Perhaps it’s down to the hefty costs involved, or maybe another thing putting people off is the sheer magnitude of the city and the idea of being alone in such a vast urban landscape, which can be daunting for some. Which is a shame, because when it comes to things to see & do in New York the Big Apple packs one mighty punch. True, it’s nice spending some of those days on the road chilling on a tranquil beach in some far-flung destination. But it can be equally – if not more – exciting getting your move on in a sprawling metropolis like NYC, and if only some backpackers knew how to make their trip just a little bit easier then perhaps more would experience the magic New York has to offer. Which is why we put together this list of tips for backpacking in New York. Here, we provide money-saving hints, advice …

Jawa 42 Owner Experience: From Mileage To Performance

Booked a Jawa 42 or a Jawa Classic? Wondering how’s its mileage and performance? Read this detailed Jawa 42 owner review, and find your answers! I understand, for a travel blogger, whose focus area always remained documenting people and cultures and destinations, writing a few simultaneous stories featuring a motorbike can sound a bit fishy. So, before you make any assumptions, first things first… I am not being paid to promote Jawa. And neither am I expecting some unsolicited favors by the company by doing so. I have noticed there is fairly limited information about Jawa motorcycles on the internet at the moment, and since the company has reappeared in the Indian market after being discontinued a few decades ago, the craze is even bigger. By writing a few articles on Jawa, I am just bridging the information gap. Since I have started making videos about my Jawa 42 experiences and learning (yes, I am vlogging too now, since last week) on My Youtube Channel, I have realized people are, in fact, craving for some …

Jawa: The Delivery Time, Company Fitted Accessories & Other Ownership Details

Booked a Jawa? Wondering what’s the delivery time? What accessories your Jawa motorcycle comes with? Read my ownership experience so far, and the delivery details! After more than four months of waiting time, Jawa has finally delivered my motorbike on 7th April. And as soon as I got it, I realized one thing “the wait was worth it”. The looks, the technical specifications, and the emotion behind riding a legendary motorbike, coupled with the fact that I was among the first few customers in India owning a Jawa was a great feeling altogether. Call me a fool prejudiced Jawa owner, and I will take no shame! But let’s be honest, when I booked my Jawa 42 on the first day of its launch, on November 15, I had no idea about what to expect out of it. Though I knew that Jawa has a fair understanding of the Indian market, for it was a popular choice back in the days (I am talking about the time of Yezdi). To make the decision even tougher, there …

How to Earn Money While Traveling

Isn’t traveling an amazing experience? It allows you to explore exotic locations, meet some of the most fun people, and enjoy outdoor activities with friends and family. However, to make the most of your journey, you need a lot of money. So, what if I told you that you can make money even when you are traveling? If you will read this blog in its entirety, then you will see that not only it’s possible, but it’s also actually quite easy. The following are some of the best ways to earn money when traveling: Freelancing Did you know that you can get paid to travel if you become a travel writer? That’s actually the dream of millions of people and many have succeeded too. That said, it’s not easy to make it a reality as you need tons of inspiration and grit. So, instead, you can just do freelancing to make some money in your free time when you travel. There are various ways you can earn money by freelancing. For instance, you can be …

7 Ways To Kill Time On A Flight

Traveling is one of the most fun things that you can do in your life. This is because visiting new and interesting places broadens your mind and gives opportunities for making new friends. If you are traveling solo, then it can also be the best self-development tool that can make you more confident and equip you with communication and problem-solving skills.  However, when your trips involve long flights, then killing time can become difficult. The following are a few tips for that: Watch Movies/ TV Shows/Read a Book It would be a terrible idea to board a plane with your laptop or tablet. This is because you may need it for a variety of reasons, one of which is killing time. For instance, you can use it to watch a movie or two (depending on the duration of the flight) or even a new TV series. Just be sure to pack your headphones in your carry-on luggage unless you want to irritate you co-passengers with loud studio laughs or action movie sound effects. And if …

Should You Buy Travel Insurance?

Despite being a world traveller for a few years now, and being absolutely privy to the importance of buying travel insurance, I still find myself struggling with the same question every time I travel abroad: “Should I or should I not buy travel insurance?” I mean we all know that travel insurance (and I am talking about a full coverage policy and not some cheap ‘cover-me-only-if-I-have-a-heart-attack’ policy) can be a useful thing. It keeps us safe from any personal damage, whether it’s a road accident or losing our passport somewhere on the journey. Yet, when we are buying it, our mind tells us how the chances of using the insurance premium are highly unlikely. But what if we had to use it? What if we lost our baggage at the airport, or worse, we got robbed overseas? Wait… What? Did I say our travel insurance can cover us if we get robbed? Yes, I did! Also, speaking of the airport, if any relevant, here’s a great resource for Airport Parking Discounts. What Is Travel Insurance? Before anything, …

5 Ways To Brain Train While Travelling

Travelling is an education in itself — few things are more intellectually stimulating than planning precise routes, finding affordable tickets and accommodation, meeting new people and immersing yourself in unfamiliar cultures. But during a long-term sabbatical, fatigue can set in after a while, which sparks a mental slump for some adventurers that means they might not be feeling as focused and fresh as usual. Fear not — these five ways to brain train while travelling will keep you feeling sharp as a tack and brilliantly on the ball. Rubik’s Cube The Rubik’s Cube was invented in 1974 by Hungarian architect Erno Rubik, who originally envisioned it as an educational model for explaining three-dimensional geometry. It’s since become a favourite brain-teaser for millions of brainboxes worldwide and because it’s so compact, is the ideal travel companion for tuning up your spatial skills and manual dexterity. If you’re tempted to take up this challenging hobby again, pop a cube in a corner of your rucksack and play with it. I have seen a lot of travelers travelling …