Travel Blog

I blog about my backpacking experiences around the world, many of which are humorous, serendipitous or outright silly or embarrassing. I'll show you some pictures and describe places that you may one day travel to, and if you have already been there, you'll see what other travellers have to say.

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.

Costa Rica’s Surfer Hotspot: Tamarindo

Tamarido is known as a surfers’ paradise, but there is plenty of fun to be had in this sleepy beach town.

Monteverde Cloud Forest

How to spend two days in Monteverde Cloud Forest and trying some adventure activities in this part of Costa Rica.

Relaxed Vibes and Reggae Beats on the Caribbean Coast

Costa Rica’s eastern coast, along Caribbean sea (part of the Atlantic Ocean) is calm, relaxed and relatively free of splashy tourist spots. Perfect to hang out, swim, watch birds, and do nothing!

Discover Toronto on a Train Ride from the Airport

Visiting Toronto for the first time? Take this train from the airport to get yourself oriented to the city!

San José: What to see in limited time there

Costa Rica | Travel stories | Photo gallery San José (san ho-say), the capital of Costa Rica, is the geographic, political, and cultural hub of the country. With it’s location at the centre, you’ll invariably pass through San Jose to get from anywhere west to anywhere east. Things to do in San Jose I’ll be […]

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.

My list of best places to travel in Costa Rica

I travelled to Costa Rica for two and half weeks last Spring on a last minute completely unplanned trip. It ended up being lot of fun as we explored the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the country and some of the central highlands as well, eating more than just rice and beans. Read on!

How to Enjoy Hitchhiking in Bhutan, with Monks and Truckers

I stood at a road intersection for 30 minutes, waiting for a ride. Then I saw some girls walking in the opposite direction, so I greeted them. They agreed to help me out and guess what, within minutes a pickup truck stopped and the young driver agreed to drive me to India, confessing later that the only reason he agreed to take me was to please the girls.