Category: Travelogue

Discovering Eastern Ontario: Cycling from Ottawa to Toronto

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

When Kama, the God of Love, gets Burnt to Ashes

A temple on a river island where the God of Love was burnt to ashes…

Flowing along with the Brahmaputra

Bizarre mythological origins of the river Brahmaputra in Guwahati

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…

How to see Istanbul’s top tourist sights in a day

It’s pretty hard to squeeze everything in a day trip to Istanbul, but that need not stop us from trying. In this post I’ll walk you through the top places to see, followed by a plan to target visiting everything in a day. We will not waste any time entering many museums since this is a day trip (and since you’ll come back anyways).

5 reasons why Turkey is for everyone

In the little time that I spent in there, I felt that Turkey had something to offer to tourists and travellers of all kinds. The country is full of wonderful natural sights and urban chaos, a mix of the religious and the liberals, delicious food and thousands of years of history. There are plenty of tour operators as well as infinite options for do-it-yourself types. Let me show you why Turkey is, indeed, for everyone.