Seychelles – clear waters, tropical paradise and the capital of the borderless world!

  If the world were without borders, then Seychelles would be its capital. Seychelles is borderless indeed – you don’t need a visa to fly into Seychelles – you are granted the visa upon arrival – at the airport! Part of the Indian Ocean Island trio of Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles, it is right in… Read More Seychelles – clear waters, tropical paradise and the capital of the borderless world!

Ladakh: high altitude, mountain passes and genuine hospitality

Altitude – that’s the first word that crosses my mind when I land at Leh’s Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport. At 10,682 ft. it is one of the highest altitude commercial airports in the world. “Juley! Welcome to Ladakh.” The greeting from my Ladakhi guide is warm and genuine. The next word that crosses my mind… Read More Ladakh: high altitude, mountain passes and genuine hospitality

Kashmir: a paradise – lost to neglect, corruption and insurgency

When I land in Srinagar, I witness a heavy security set up – not surprising for a city that’s limping its way past a decade of insurgency – a decade which brought life to an abrupt halt in Srinagar and its vicinity. As I drive through the streets to my hotel, a poorly maintained infrastructure… Read More Kashmir: a paradise – lost to neglect, corruption and insurgency

Kenya Part 2 – Masai Mara: land of the Masai, kingdom of the Lion King

Masai Mara stands for the land of the Masai, but when you land at the Mara, you see an ocean of land and hordes of wildebeest grazing across it. And as you drive your way across the wide expanse, you see a very well-run kingdom of the Lion King – complete with the departments of… Read More Kenya Part 2 – Masai Mara: land of the Masai, kingdom of the Lion King