Mind Over Fear

After spending a day or two in Bangkok, we shifted base to Pattaya. OK. So, what could be remotely scary in a scenic beach paradise? The inevitable adventure water sports. I’ve got a strong aversion to water. I’m not sure if it is because of my inability to swim or the power the sea commands.…

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One Night in Bangkok

Much before we became seasoned travellers or thought of starting a travel blog, somewhere in 2007, we set off for our maiden international trip (together) to Thailand. Although it was a group tour, the price of the tour was what made us opt for it. It was the first and probably, last time, we opted for one. And…

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Yangshuo’s Tourist Trap

We had three hours to spare after reaching Yangshuo. Many tourists headed towards their hotels. There were people everywhere. It kind of spoiled the beauty of the location. The weather was pleasant and yet we were too tired to appreciate it. I couldn’t bear to walk the town after 4 hours on the cruise. We…

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Along the River Li

Listed as one of the top 10 things-to-do in China, the River Li Cruise, should feature on your China travel itinerary. The cruise lives up to the hype created by travel portals and the local tourism department. The magnificent Karst mountains closing in on the Li River – as you cruise by – is an experience…

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Into Guilin’s Dreamy Waterscape

We woke up at 5 am to board our morning flight from Xi’an to Guilin. After a good night’s rest, both of us were pretty refreshed and excited to explore China’s rustic countryside. The flight time is roughly two hours – not adding the half-hour delay on the tarmac. The Xi’an – Guilin tourist circuit is quite…

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