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Charmed by Budapest

Charmed by Budapest

My first impression from the bus entering Budapest, after a pleasurable tour of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory, is not a pleasant one. Streets congested with vehicular traffic and jams remind me of my home-city of Bangalore. But there the comparison ends, as I am...
The Magic of Angkor–Build it and They Will Come

The Magic of Angkor–Build it and They Will Come

Although most South East Asian countries boast the Tuk Tuk as being a very common mode of transportation, their comfort element in general leaves much to be desired, what with slim benches as seats, noisy powerless engines handling over-capacity loads, and wheels that...
Ich Bin ein Berliner

Ich Bin ein Berliner

The Bielefeld Conspiracy argues that the city of Bielefeld, Germany does not exist in reality, and that the myth of its existence is being propagated by those who have conspired with authorities. If asked the three questions “Do you know anyone from Bielefeld?” “Have...
Mesmerizing Muscat

Mesmerizing Muscat

We picked Muscat as a travel destination because it brought to mind the warm waters of the Arabian Sea and high peaks of the Al-Hajar mountains. Muscat is a stunning port city and the capital of Oman. It is home to people from all across the world, including India,...
The Exciting World of Mayan Archaeology

The Exciting World of Mayan Archaeology

  EASTER PROCESSION Indian Americans are far more globally conscious than other United States residents, but few of you have probably considered Guatemala as a destination for business and pleasure. I believe it is going to be one of the world’s hot destinations in a...
Levitating Yogini in Krakow

Levitating Yogini in Krakow

We’d never been to Central Europe. That is most of us in my family, except for my daughter-in-law Renata who hails from a village in Czech Republic, and my son, Ravi, who visited her there. Therefore, we decided to explore that part of the world that gave us one whom...