Tagged: General

Indian passport: Awful for travel, excellent for making friends!

Indian travellers often complain that they face lots of restrictions on their travels due to the limitations of the Indian passport. Indeed, India ranks poorly on the visa restrictions index since only 51 countries will allow Indian citizens to either travel there without visa or get a visa on arrival. However, let’s look at the silver lining shall we?

Building a traveller-friendly SimCity

If you could build a city in a video-game setting, how would you do it? In this post I share some of my strategies for building a Sim City that tourists and visitors would immensely enjoy.

Year 2011 in review

This year I travelled to two new countries: Mexico and Ecuador. Besides that, I got a full time job, a house and things like that.

Taking time off for travelling will certainly become increasingly difficult, but I will make it happen anyway since travelling is the best way to spend money, don’t you agree?

Colombia… I’ll visit you some other time

Colombia is one of the few Latin American countries that requires a tourist visa for Indian citizens who have a permanent resident status in Canada.

Therefore, earlier this week, I applied for a Colombian visitor visa. I was going to be in Ecuador and I wanted to checkout a border town which is easier reached from Quito than from Bogota

When less is more

Being frugal on the road is not difficult at all. Infact, after a while, it becomes a way of life because it’s natural for us to want more for less. Travellers will LOVE talking about the things they do to save money and I am no exception. In this post, I’ve discussed top three strategies that I passionately follow in order to save money during travel

Horizon beyond the mountains

It was dawn, my favourite time of the day. The sun had just begun rising and I opened my eyes only to find myself looking directly at it. Its soft golden rays, filtering through the tinted windows, had lit up the interiors of the bus which was now making a sharp turn on the winding roads of the northern mountain ranges in Guerrero, Mexico.
“¡Baja, por favor!”
I hurriedly asked the driver to let me off

Year 2010 in review

What did I do in 2010?

Year 2009 in review

Annual reviews: Year 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 What did I do in 2009? Compared to 2008, this year was slow on travel. Since I was in school and pretty much broke from all the trips last […]

Year 2008 in review

Annual reviews: Year 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 Fantastic year of travel: Bhutan, Israel, Peru, Russia, USA I finished my one-year internship and returned back to classes this year. However, that also helped me save up some […]