Category: Travel research

13 traditional arts and crafts

Bhutan travelogue: Chapter 8 | Read other chapters – See photo gallery National Institute of Zorig Chusum is a school of arts that trains students in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts. ↑ National Institute of Zorig Chusum: Student accommodation building In Thimphu, while my tourist permit was getting extended in the government office and […]

Welcome to Bhutan!

Bhutan travelogue: Chapter 4 | Read other chapters – See photo gallery Next post: Into the heart of Bhutan » Notes on entry / visa procedures for visiting Bhutan as a tourist. Bhutan places some restrictions on the movement of foreign tourists, and doesn’t allow them an unrestricted access to travel in the country. Getting […]

The Western Wall

This post is part of my Israel travel series Scrolls from the Holy Land: Travel stories | Photo gallery Kotel – the Western Wall. Looks like just another wall. But really? Magic of the Kotel: Narration of my first hand experience at the Western wall on a Shabbat day. The western wall is a Jewish […]

Masada shall not fall again

This post is part of my Israel travel series Scrolls from the Holy Land: Travel stories | Photo gallery Masada (मसादा meaning ‘fortress’) is a site of ancient palaces and fortifications on top of an isolated rock plateau overlooking the Dead Sea. After the First Jewish-Roman War a siege of the fortress by troops of […]

Andean Explorations – 21: Machu Picchu

This post is part of my Peru travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery The conqueror, looking at his conquest 🙂 Machu Picchu as viewed from Huyana Picchu looks like the Andean Condor. Q: Why did I go to Peru? A: To see Machu Picchu. History: Machu Picchu (माचू पीचू meaning “Old mountain”) was constructed […]

Andean Explorations – 20: The road to Machu Picchu

This post is part of my Peru travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery Machu Picchu (माचू पीचू*) is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,400m above MSL. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley, Often referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu probably is the most familiar […]

Andean Explorations – 7: Andean Condors in Colca

This post is part of my Peru travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery ↑ Condor in the morning sky. Ah, freedom. I wish I could fly. At 1 am, we started from Arequipa local bus station and our first destination was the Condor lookout point some 6 hours away. I say ‘we’ because I […]

Haifa and the Bahai’s

This post is part of my Israel travel series Scrolls from the Holy Land: Travel stories | Photo gallery On the banks of the Kishon River, the port city of Haifa is a mosaic of diversity and home to the Bahai faith. A bus journey from Tiberias (तिबेरीया) took me to Haifa (हाईफा) in less […]

Niagara’s Man Made Wonder – Welland Canal

On the way to Niagara Falls from Toronto is the [tag]Welland Canal[/tag]. It is a man made construction that connects [tag]Lake Ontario[/tag] and [tag]Lake Erie[/tag]. Lake Erie is about 100 meters above lake Ontario and guess what this canal does…. it lifts the ships up! awesome, isn’t it? Canadian Encyclopedia describes it as follows: The […]