Myanmar – All That Glitters Is Really Gold

Myanmar – All That Glitters Is Really Gold

Rangoon, the capital of Burma during British colonial rule in the first half of the 20th century, changed its name to Yangon. The country then officially adopted its Burmese name Myanma, and a ‘r’ was added to allow the peoples of the world to correctly pronounce it...
Girivalam: Unique Experience at Tiruvannamalai

Girivalam: Unique Experience at Tiruvannamalai

A sea of humanity, young and old surged through the streets. A trickle had started in the early afternoon and reached its peak as the moon rose and shone in bright and balmy glory. It was an auspicious full-moon (pournami in Tamil) night at Tiruvannamalai, the ancient...
Having a Ball in Bali

Having a Ball in Bali

Bali as a tourist destination is made even more popular because of the easy access through direct international flights from most countries. However, I opted to fly into Denpasar from Jakarta, after breaking journey there for two days. The 30 day free visa on arrival...
Doing Goa Differently

Doing Goa Differently

Recently, I visited Goa for the fifth time. The first visit was a school trip right after my exams, so naturally there was a lot of excitement—we covered  typical tourist haunts like the old churches in Panjim, the beaches and flea markets in the north, and all the...