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.

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.

2014 – Year in review

2014 was a great year for travel. Overall I was on the road for over 10 weeks of the year, spending most of my vacation in India and some in Turkey where I am right now.

2013 – Year in review

2013 for me was not as travel filled as some of the previous years. Nevertheless I did explore a bit. Let me show you some of those places in this annual summary post.

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.