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In Mexico, a riotous celebration of food, drink, sport, culture — and death
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In Mexico, a riotous celebration of food, drink, sport, culture — and death

The idea of Mexico comes with certain stock images — tacos and guacamole; a wild night out fuelled by tequila; the ancient Aztec pyramids — accumulated over the years from media and pop culture

Finding Vilnius on a journey through Lithuania — a hidden jewel by the Baltic Sea
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Finding Vilnius on a journey through Lithuania — a hidden jewel by the Baltic Sea

With its mix of culture, history, nature and delicious cuisine, a trip to Vilnius in Lithuania should be just what the holiday doctor ordered.

Rediscovering Rajasthan: Exploring the architecture, ghats and sunsets of the city of lakes, Udaipur
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Rediscovering Rajasthan: Exploring the architecture, ghats and sunsets of the city of lakes, Udaipur

Ambika Vishwanath and Hoshner Reporter of The reDiscovery Project write about exploring the palaces, lakes, streets and sunsets of Udaipur in Rajasthan

Spain, beyond the Sagrada Familia: Travels through Seville, Barcelona, Madrid and Malaga
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Spain, beyond the Sagrada Familia: Travels through Seville, Barcelona, Madrid and Malaga

I chose to travel to Spain to visit a culturally, artistically rich country in its off-season, to be lost in a sea of people who speak a language I don't know, to be surrounded by more World UNESCO Heritage sites that I could imagine, and eat all the paella and seafood I could stomach. I wanted to take long siestas, and walk in and around museums all day, hoping to soak in some creative inspiration for myself.

The reDiscovery Project: Bidding goodbye to Uttarakhand with a visit to Landour and the Goat Village
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The reDiscovery Project: Bidding goodbye to Uttarakhand with a visit to Landour and the Goat Village

Ambika Vishwanath and Hoshner Reporter of The reDiscovery Project write about exploring the colonial town of Landour and eating organic in the lush Goat Village of Uttarakhand

The reDiscovery Project: Trekking to Tungnath and Deoria Lake, far from the madding crowd in Uttarakhand
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The reDiscovery Project: Trekking to Tungnath and Deoria Lake, far from the madding crowd in Uttarakhand

Ambika Vishwanath and Hoshner Reporter of The reDiscovery Project write about trekking up to two beautiful locations in Uttarakhand

The reDiscovery Project: From Sarmoli to Kasauni, Uttarakhand's charm lies in its sights, people's kindness
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The reDiscovery Project: From Sarmoli to Kasauni, Uttarakhand's charm lies in its sights, people's kindness

Ambika Vishwanath and Hoshner Reporter of The reDiscovery Project write about old Deodar trees in Sarmoli and revisiting old memories in Kausani

The reDiscovery Project: From Mukteshwar to Ramgarh, traversing Uttarakhand's hilly terrain
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The reDiscovery Project: From Mukteshwar to Ramgarh, traversing Uttarakhand's hilly terrain

Ambika Vishwanath and Hoshner Reporter of The reDiscovery Project share their travel journal from Uttarakhand

The reDiscovery Project: Travelling through India on a budget — in truly immersive style
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The reDiscovery Project: Travelling through India on a budget — in truly immersive style

On #FTravellers, The reDiscovery Project's Ambika Vishwanath and Hoshner Reporter send us dispatches from the road, as they journey through Uttarakhand

North Coast 500: Take a ride along Scotland's most scenic route, in pictures
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North Coast 500: Take a ride along Scotland's most scenic route, in pictures

The North Coast 500 is an 830-km long route along the north coast of Scotland.

Kolkata then and now: Photographer Denis D Gray captures the City of Joy and its British-era buildings
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Kolkata then and now: Photographer Denis D Gray captures the City of Joy and its British-era buildings

Kolkata was the seat of Britain's power in India until the capital was shifted to Delhi. Reminders of its colonial past remain, in the form of churches and old buildings

Mama Kitty in Seoul City: An introduction to budget travelling through South Korea
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Mama Kitty in Seoul City: An introduction to budget travelling through South Korea

As Gowri Jayakumar travels through South Korea, she'll be sharing her stories here. Stay tuned. In part 1 — Seoul.

Zanskar: Here’s an entire valley in the heart of the Himalayas, waiting to be discovered
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Zanskar: Here’s an entire valley in the heart of the Himalayas, waiting to be discovered

Zanskar is a valley in the higher Himalayas, about 250 km and an 8-hour drive from Kargil, which is its only connection to the outside world in the summer

Long term travel hacks: How we prepared to become full time travellers
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Long term travel hacks: How we prepared to become full time travellers

Mumbai-based couple Sandeepa and Chetan Karkhanis sold their home and quit their jobs to travel full-time. Here they decode the process of how to travel long term, on a limited budget

Travels through the Amazon: Journeying through the rainforest, along Lima, Peru, Brazil
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Travels through the Amazon: Journeying through the rainforest, along Lima, Peru, Brazil

The “Amazon” was the beginning of our fascination for South America. The rainforest, its gigantic trees, queer animals and hidden tribes — it’s stuff childhood mysteries are made of. You hope to unravel it all sometime in the future. The possibility of setting foot in this mysterious world might just be one of the “subconscious” reasons why we chose South America as the first destination for our round-the-world travels.

Patagonia's wintry wonderland; skiing at Bariloche: Travels through Argentina
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Patagonia's wintry wonderland; skiing at Bariloche: Travels through Argentina

Sandeepa and Chetan describe their travels through Argentina and Chile in the third part of their ongoing South America travel diary for Firstpost

The full-time travellers: How serendipity became our guide to long-term travel
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The full-time travellers: How serendipity became our guide to long-term travel

Mumbai-based couple Sandeepa and Chetan kept putting off their travel plans for 'sometime in the future'. Then they made a decision to live the life they really wanted, and began travelling long-term, and full-time. Read about their journey.