Hostel – A backpacker’s Best Friend

Have you ever had a one-pot meal? In my country, it takes the form of the ubiquitous ‘kichidi’- You put in rice, pulses, veggies along with every other thing under the sun and it magically happens to taste good! For me, as a traveller, hostels are those one-pot meals which I savour throughout my journey- I […]

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A Cruise to Remember

It was one of those beautiful bright evenings on a cruise boat. I wanted to see the city of Paris from the waters and settled down at the end of the upper deck. The wind blew softly as the cruise started. It was a lively scene on both sides of the river- a girl was […]

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When Asia kisses Europe – Istanbul Experiences and Essentials

“You are not an Indian” said my host Dev, when I said I don’t know of the Mithun Chakraborty starrer movie Mard. I did my best to convince him of my Bollywoord Patriotism by singing “I am a Disco dancer” and even shrugged off all my inhibitions to show him the pelvic thrust of Mithun […]

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Nine Things to Experience in Amsterdam

1. Go on a free walking tour Go to Dam Square and find people with red umbrellas. They are SANDEMANs NEW Europe volunteers who can organize a free tour for you (you can tip them if you really like the tour). They can also get you decent discounts on other regular tours. 2. Rent a bike […]

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Amsterdam- More than just a sin city

When I returned home from Amsterdam, people were only interested in knowing about the debauchery in the city. I laughed to myself at their ignorance and how they hold misconceptions about a place. One afternoon over lunch, a local family was telling me what the city meant to them. To them, it was a city […]

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How I fell in love at first sight with Amsterdam: photo story 

It was Spring season in Amsterdam I arrived at the Amsterdam central station from Belgium by Thalys train. These were my first impressions of the city.   What are your first impressions about Amsterdam??? Let me know 🙂 Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, to follow my adventures live!

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