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Road to Mekong: Piya Bahadur chronicles how four women on bikes ranged deep into South-East Asia
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Road to Mekong: Piya Bahadur chronicles how four women on bikes ranged deep into South-East Asia

In Road to Mekong, Piya Bahadur chronicles her unique journey through South-East Asia, along with three other women who left their 'regular lives' to travel from Hyderabad, through the East Indian Coast and the North-East of India, past Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam along the river Mekong, and ultimately, to Cambodia.

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.

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.

Nautanki Diaries book review: Dominic Franks' bicycle journey reveals India's kind, welcoming side
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Nautanki Diaries book review: Dominic Franks' bicycle journey reveals India's kind, welcoming side

Nautanki Diaries introduces the reader to beautiful locales and cultures across many Indian states, but it is always the people featured in the book who surprise one the most

France, beyond Paris: Notes from a non-cheesy week in Frejus, Saint Raphael and Monaco
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France, beyond Paris: Notes from a non-cheesy week in Frejus, Saint Raphael and Monaco

How visit to Frejus, Saint Raphael and Monaco (and not Paris) led to a love affair with France

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.

San Francisco (You've Got Me): Falling in love with 'Frisco' aka the City by the Bay, is easy
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San Francisco (You've Got Me): Falling in love with 'Frisco' aka the City by the Bay, is easy

I fell in love with San Francisco for its beauty, fantastic coffee, undulating roads, warm people, commitment to a liberal discourse, artsy vibe, and copious faults.

Cali: How I conquered my two left feet in Colombia's 'salsa capital'
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Cali: How I conquered my two left feet in Colombia's 'salsa capital'

Cali, in Colombia, is not called the ‘World’s Salsa Capital’ for nothing

Kashmir Diaries: A visit to the quintessential ‘jewel in India’s crown’
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Kashmir Diaries: A visit to the quintessential ‘jewel in India’s crown’

Supposedly, the world can be divided into two kinds of people — those who have been to Kashmir and those who haven’t

Zanzibar: The tropical paradise David Livingstone called 'the most beautiful place on Earth'
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Zanzibar: The tropical paradise David Livingstone called 'the most beautiful place on Earth'

Zanzibar has a bit of everything for everyone – for the history buff, the adventurer or a leisure seeking traveller.

Switzerland: Forget Bollywood, and discover this charming Alpine country for yourself
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Switzerland: Forget Bollywood, and discover this charming Alpine country for yourself

Switzerland is 'The Ultimate European Destination' for most Indians, whose indiscipline is unfortunately legendary

Bonani jabo? Staying at this quaint lodge in Kaziranga is like stepping back in time
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Bonani jabo? Staying at this quaint lodge in Kaziranga is like stepping back in time

61-year -old Bonani Lodge, the first bungalow to be constructed in Kaziranga, Assam (1956) is so charming, even those from the Victorian era would be awed by it, were they to visit today

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

Luxembourg: Beneath the veneer of money is an old city longing to tell you its story
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Luxembourg: Beneath the veneer of money is an old city longing to tell you its story

Beneath Luxembourg's reputation as a financial/business hub, is an old city longing to tell you its story.

Down and out in Little Lhasa: Notes from McLeod Ganj cafés
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Down and out in Little Lhasa: Notes from McLeod Ganj cafés

My journey to McLeod Ganj turned out to be quite unexpected. Just like all journeys should be.

Thailand: How sun, sand, snorkeling, and a Leonardo DiCaprio movie helped me get over my break up
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Thailand: How sun, sand, snorkeling, and a Leonardo DiCaprio movie helped me get over my break up

Beaches, interesting culture, good food, and no (or minimum) visa hassles made Thailand the perfect destination

Beijing travel diary: Playing charades with strangers; visiting the Great Wall, tea houses
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Beijing travel diary: Playing charades with strangers; visiting the Great Wall, tea houses

Caramel tea, a wall that stares at the moon and strong opinions that are lost in translation; 48 hours in Beijing