Category: Projects

Volunteering to Save Sea Turtles in Costa Rica

Immensely rewarding and spiritual experience watching leatherback and green turtles nest on the beach. You won’t get this on an organised tour.

Exploring the Silk Route in Central Asia

One of my lifelong dreams has been to backpack in Central Asia, on routes that ancient caravans took along the Silk Road, travelling along paths carved through desolate deserts, vast grasslands, and soaring mountains, places where the Western civilizations met the Eastern.

There’s more to Costa Rican food than rice and beans!

Food post! Pictures and descriptions of mouth watering dishes and specialties from coast to coast!

Discovering Eastern Ontario: Cycling from Ottawa to Toronto

Cycling from Ottawa to Toronto? Let’s do it!

Temple of the Menstruating Goddess

The world is full of wonderful traditions and rituals that often look bizarre to outsiders. Visiting this temple dedicated to the female aspect of fertility, I was in for a shock…

Have you ever crossed a bridge that is alive?

Handmade suspension bridges created by the Khasi tribe of Meghalaya

The Five Peaks of Kangchenjunga: A Dance of Light and Shadow

8-day high altitude Himalayan trek to see awe-inspiring views of the third highest mountain in the world.

A tale of two mosques

A detailed account with stunning pictures from my visit to Istanbul’s two famous mosque – the Blue mosque and the Süleymaniye mosque. Is one of them better than the other? Which one do I recommend? Read on…

In search of an authentic rural market at Saquisili

Contrasting two of Ecuador’s rural weekly markets: A grand market at Otavalo and a smaller market at Saquisili. What’s the test for authenticity? Join me as I examine some clues from Saquisili market that may help answer the question.