Just saying out loud the name of this place makes us relax – there is nothing to be rushed in Luang Prabang; it is a place to unwind, relax and take things slow. A beautiful place with a unique calm of architectural, religious and cultural heritage; a must-visit place in Laos and any South-East Asia itinerary.
The bohemian town of Varkala left a special mark in our hearts. Even now we sometimes find ourselves daydreaming about sitting in a cliff-side café overlooking the glistening sea and spending time eating, drinking, talking, or just sitting still.
Bungee jump was something we wanted to experience. For Sohil, an adventure junkie, it was on the bucket list and a matter of ‘when rather than if’. For Itisha, a reluctant enthusiast, it was also on the bucket list but a matter of ‘someday, sometime in the near future, maybe’. the question that beckoned was – do we do the Bungee jump or not?
Palolem beach is a crescent-shaped stretch of white sand, sprinkled with towering palm trees and colourful wooden shacks, on a bay in south Goa. While off the main road, it is worth the effort, even if you are staying in north Goa. A lot has been written about Palolem in recent years, and while the beach is not as pristine or devoid of crowds as it was earlier, it is still special because it retains its charm with the right fusion of everything we love.
Bai Tu Long was our perfect mini-cruise vacay. A first-time cruise experience in such a breath-taking landscape. The priority list of decisions for cruising in Ha Long / Bai Tu Long Bay comes down to cruise, activities and duration.
We have been traveling together for many years now, and have been thinking to put something together, not just for the stories, but also for the knowledge that we have gathered. There was an attempt or two, but not a serious one.