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Solo Travel Horror Stories

Solo Travel Horror Stories

A Corporate Beggar in Rome This story begins in a magical city filled with drinkable water from street fountains.  It begins in the eternal city of Rome. A long time ago (June 2015), I took a solo tour around some parts of Europe. For my journey, I brought with me […]

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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 […]

In search of India’s Bengal Tigers

In search of India’s Bengal Tigers

When I received my final itinerary for my tour in India, I wondered why I had been booked for three safaris in Ranthambore. I soon got to find out as our first outing ended up in a cold trail of the big cat. Ranthambore National Park is located in Sawai […]

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 […]

Eating my way through India

Eating my way through India

I am stepping out of my food comfort zone a bit and trying out more local cuisine in India. I am trying everything from street food to vegetarian foods in restaurants. So far, I’ve tried (and liked) these dishes; Pani Puri, a popular street snack which consists of a round, […]

Eating My Way Through Europe

Eating My Way Through Europe

I’m not one to experiment much with food, I rarely ever try something completely new. My rule of thumb is that if it’s got chicken in it, then it has to be good. I like food (a lot) but I like to really enjoy what I eat. Usually, it’s not […]

The Euro Tour Diaries

The Euro Tour Diaries

[August 2015] In the summer of 2015, I took a solo tour around some parts of Europe. I went to Paris, Fontainebleau, Brussels, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Milan, Florence, Rome, The Vatican City, Pompeii, and Venice. (In this order) My trip was in two phases. I started off in Paris, spent weekends […]

Short Story: It was a Man

Short Story: It was a Man

It was a Man The woman held his hands and dragged him along as she trudged on into the market. He hopped on beside her, doubling his steps to keep up with her long strides. The day was just beginning to break and the first light of dawn was emerging. […]

Flash Fiction: The Political Campaign

Flash Fiction: The Political Campaign

The Political Campaign Baba was indecisive about who he’d be voting for in the coming elections until the campaign came to our hometown in Ekiti. The candidate had a few words on key sectors, threw blames passim and then, he said something that made Baba and several men cringe. ‘I […]

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These Yellow Buses

These yellow buses remind me of chaos. I look out from my window seat on the plane and I look to see my country beneath, as we continue in our descent. Brown and rotted aluminum roofs welcome my eyes, fumes rise in the air from something burning nearby – Or […]