Category: India

India Trip Backpacking Expenses

India Trip Backpacking Expenses

Hello guys!  For those who are thinking of backpacking around India, I have shared here my breakdown of expenses. I explored this glorious sub-continent with my friend Marx for two weeks last September 2013.  The time was not enough but it will suffice with careful planning and […]

New Process:  India Tourist Visa On Arrival

New Process: India Tourist Visa On Arrival

Unlike before when travelers from selected countries can apply for tourist visa upon arrival at their port of entry,  visitors of India now need to apply for it online. The following countries are eligible for applying for a tourist visa on arrival.  Do this at least four days […]

India Trip at a Glance

India Trip at a Glance

Ah, and finally my India series comes to a close. It seemed like years but it has just been several months since I came home from India. I am very grateful that I did not decide not to come here as I know I would […]

Kolkata and Calcutta

Kolkata and Calcutta

  Mother Teresa’s Tomb in Kolkata, India Kolkatta was the last leg of our Indian odyssey. It was also one of the fastest day we had in India. It seemed that when we woke up in our last morning here, the hours were going by […]

Varanasi’s Traditions

Varanasi’s Traditions

The dirtiest. The most chaotic. The hottest. The most populous. These are just some of the things I have thought the moment we stepped our feet on Varanasi. Varanasi, or Benares is an old city situated in the banks of the Ganges River. It is […]

Whirling Emotions

Whirling Emotions

Prince Charming. Queens. Wicked Mothers.  Castles and rolling valleys. Yes, they are a bunch of characters and settings of fairy tales we usually tell to little children.   Taj Mahal, for me, is like a fairy tale. Only real. Much better. More alive in my […]

The Red Fort

The Red Fort

By this time, my stomach is doing cartwheels and somersaults and every stunt I could think of. I could no longer hide that I was unwell but I still have to go through the day. We had the busiest two days after honeymooning with New […]

New Delhi Baby!

New Delhi Baby!

So this was where my hardcore India experience really started. New Delhi, as everyone should know, is India’s bustling capital. We arrived at New Delhi train station and was whisked by our host, Smyle Inn, to Main Bazaar. We spent two nights in New Delhi. […]

Pondering in the Pink City

Pondering in the Pink City

After my brief love affair with Chittorgarh, I found myself, together with Marx, in the city known as Jaipur. We arrived at the Jaipur train station at around half past five in the morning. We were greeted by super kulit tuktuk drivers who followed us […]

Israel, Morocco and the Fort of Chittorgarh

Israel, Morocco and the Fort of Chittorgarh

Dear Chittorgargh Fort,  I was still reeling from the feeling of falling in love with Udaipur when the need to part shortly with her came. It was quite painful since we only had a day to actually spend together. But then I had no choice […]