Asia

My Top 5: Abu Dhabi & Dubai

My Top 5: Abu Dhabi & Dubai

Travelling to the United Arab Emirates for me is a bittersweet experience. While I absolutely enjoy my time there, I can’t help but think about my own corrupt oil rich country. For the sake of this post, I’ll make do without the gloom and doom and get started with my […]

The JJC’s Guide to an Epic Indian Holiday

The JJC’s Guide to an Epic Indian Holiday

India is a huge country in South Asia with diverse cultural experiences, people and landscapes. On a single trip, you can come across all sorts of climates ranging from snow-covered mountain tops and freezing temperatures in the Himalayas to a sunny beach weather in Goa. The country is also home […]

An evening in the deserts of Abu Dhabi

An evening in the deserts of Abu Dhabi

One of the highlights of my visit to the UAE was the desert safari tour in Abu Dhabi. The tour began with a drive away from the city center into what I might refer to as ‘rural Abu Dhabi’. We were to arrive in a convoy of two cars but the […]

Sleep, Eat, Do: Agra

Sleep, Eat, Do: Agra

Agra is a city in Uttar Pradesh state, northern India. It’s about 5hrs drive from the country’s capital, New Delhi and the city’s major attraction is the iconic mausoleum, Taj Mahal. I spent only a day here as part of my tour of the Golden Triangle and was able to […]

India

Super Touristy Things I did in India

Before I travel, I like to look for the most ‘touristy’ thing to do in the places I visit – just for the fun of it. I actually have a growing list of such things. For example, In Pisa, I would like to eat pizza and take a cheesy leaning […]

India

My Top 5: Incredible India

There are so many places to visit in India, so many temples, forts and tombs to see. It’s such a huge and diverse country that one would need several months to really explore the depths of it. What happens when you don’t have ‘several months’? The Golden Triangle, that’s what! […]

Taj Mahal

The Golden Triangle Diaries

[January 2016] I am taking an organized tour in India. It’s a tour of the golden triangle (Delhi, Agra & Jaipur) with a detour to a place called Ranthambhore for a Tiger Safari. Today is day one and I’m super excited. This is the first time I’m taking a tour […]

Day Trip to Mahabaleshwar

Day Trip to Mahabaleshwar

New Years day found me in Mahabaleshwar, a hill station with beautiful views located a few hours away from Pune. It is also popular for its strawberries as it contributes to 85% of the total strawberry produce in India and about 80% is consumed fresh. I joined a few friends […]