All posts tagged: indian travel blogger

Stumbling upon Lawn Bowling in Lake District

Our 2 days in Lake District were laden with rains, which was frustrating enough and more so, considering that we drove from Loch Lomond in Scotland, and had to head back to Edinburgh to catch our return flight. Too confusing? The map below will help prove our rather navigationally challenged decision 😀 . I sincerely wanted to like Lake District, so that it would make the decision to go there feel worthwhile and the distance covered irrelevant. I was utterly disappointed to find it torrentially rainy on Day 1 and while the property we stayed in was very vintage and pretty (Rydal Lodge), it didn’t do too much to uplift my limp spirit. On the second day the rains continued, and we were stuck indoors, waiting inside our small cozy rooms with a cup of tea and cookies, desperate for the rain to slow down. The weather took a turn for the better around afternoon, and we decided to head out to Windermere and explore the streets with a vengeance. We savored the fish and chips at …

Life lessons from Cambodia

Travel is a great teacher. And I feel that every experience has opened my eyes to some important life lessons, which no classroom education or job could ever teach me. And while one may not necessarily need to travel to realize these life truths, at least for me, the true acceptance of these has happened only through my time on the road. Cambodia is a country that had a profound impact on me for many reasons – its history, people, beauty affected me in good and bad ways both, and below I share some of the lessons I learnt during my time there. Never Generalize I had read a lot about crime in Cambodia and the lack of safety before I visited it, and while I will admit to having certain not so great experiences, I cannot deny that I had many more wonderful ones. Like the Tuk Tuk driver who stopped his dinner midway to drop us to our hotel late into the night. Or the owner of a hotel on Otres beach, who went …

Looking Back and Moving Forward

I entered 2015 with a real bad headache and a harsh bout of throwing up (without a wild drinking party trust me!). I guess it was the hectic travelling over the last couple of weeks, crazy work deadlines before that and exposure to multiple and extreme temperatures. However, I have nothing but thankfulness for how 2014 went for me. I launched this blog (which I had been contemplating for quite some time), with a very simple intent of sharing my travel experiences with friends and family. In fact, when I set out on this, I never thought of metrics like readership, click through, followers etc., hence I am happily overwhelmed at the shape this has taken and the response I have received. And this has just encouraged me to push the boundaries a bit further in 2015! So thank you, all of you, who have read, liked, followed or shared my blog! On a personal note, things have been a bit challenging due to health issues of close ones and the learning that I have walked away with is to not …