Just got back from a short and sweet trip to Georgia, the country, not the state in the USA. Georgia is a small country tucked away in the beautiful Caucasus region of Europe and Asia and offered me a perfect introduction to Europe with a flavour of Asia.
Late September last year, I ventured out to the highlands of Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir. I made a journey from Delhi to Leh and back. The goal of the trip was to traverse some of the high Himalayan Mountains of India in the Ladakh region.
I sat there the whole time reflecting back on the time spent at this tiny Himalayan hamlet. It was probably the best break to the relentless travel I did over the few days
That trip will remain the single best thing that changed my life forever. I came to know why Adidas believed in “Impossible is nothing” and why Nike tells you to “Just do it”
Homestays are the preferred choice of stay for backpackers in India. Homestays and small guest houses are a huge way of life for the locals in the Ladakh region. Anyone who has traveled this region would recommend a homestay to a hotel. This is where you can get close to the culture, warmth, and life of the land and socialize with the locals.
Sri Lanka, the island nation in South Asia so close to India, is a little less than an hour away from Cochin. I was on my way back to India from the Middle East and so I decided I will make a short fly by to Sri Lanka.
Ladakh has now become one of the most sought after tourist destinations both by Indians and the international community. Access to this land of high passes is restricted for the most part of the year not by humans but by natural forces at work during the harsh winter months.
A tad bit late for a year in review post but I’ve been really lucky to end the year 2016 and begin the new year on the road and away from home.
Bahrain known as the ‘Pearl of the Gulf’ is a tiny archipelago of a cluster of islands located in the Persian Gulf. Surrounded by water on all sides this place used to be a meeting point of civilizations from antiquity. Although Bahrain is a small country on the map, there are a few sights that can be of interest to the curious traveler. One among these is the Qal’at al Bahrain or the Bahrain Fort or the Portuguese Fort.
The itinerary for the day was to tour Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia. After a light brunch, I got my day pack on with my camera and left to visit this ancient city. My plan was to get back to Tbilisi by nightfall.