The fog was so dense that – though I was assured I was standing right in front of the Taj Mahal – the invisible backdrop to my selfie could just has easily have been a bronze bust of Elton John. As my guide led me around, I tried to remember what it looked like from pictures I’d seen. […]
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Hide & Seek"
This is the photo that tourists are supposed to take of four hundred year-old Jama Masjid mosque in Delhi. Pretty, isn’t it? The more adventurous tourists will remove their shoes, rent a robe, and figure out how to climb one of the minarets. They’ll be rewarded with this photo. And they’ll see the city of Delhi […]
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In 2012, National Geographic’s Traveller magazine named Kerala as one of the “ten paradises of the world”, and “50 must see destinations of a lifetime”. And yet, I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who’s been there. So, when my best friend Kat told me she was going for a few days (it’s a little […]
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Exploring the Salar de Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia is unlike anything I’ve ever done before. Words can’t possibly do it justice, so here are some pictures. When I booked my trip to Salar de Uyuni, the main thing I was hoping to see was the reflective mirror surface after rain. I didn’t get to […]
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Visiting New Zealand without seeing Milford Sound is like buying a gelato and only eating the cone. It doesn’t matter how you see it, just find a way. Some people fly over, some people take a riverboat, some people hike the nearby Milford Track. But me? I wanted to get close to the water.
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Tourism just isn’t part of the Moloka’i vocabulary, and that’s the way the locals want to keep it. As a result, the island attracts a different kind of visitor; one who doesn’t mind that the population is barely double my high school, that there’s only one place of accommodation, or that the occasional gecko may […]
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In a dive bar in Waikiki, a surfer with waist-length dreadlocks struck up a conversation. Interested to get the local perspective, I asked him about his favourite view in Oahu. He told me that in one of the richest suburbs, there’s a jawdropping hike. You climb a mountain and at the summit is a concrete ‘catwalk’ of sorts, […]
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