Nepal: A truthful trip in the world’s least developed nation

People always rave about Nepal. I’ve met many people who say it’s their favourite destination in the entire world. People who return time after time and never tire of Nepal. Having heard all of these avid fans, I decided I too wanted to see what the fuss was about. Having booked the tickets only a […]

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Myanmar: What to skip and when to go

I didn’t fall in love with Myanmar. In fact, there are more things I disliked about Myanmar than things I liked. My reaction took me by surprise- I’m used to loving a place, leaving my heart there and making return trips to collect it (I’m looking at you India and Malaysia!). But not liking a […]

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Laos: Why should you go to this tiny country?

I had never planned to go to Laos. In fact I had only heard about its existence very briefly when I traveled through Thailand in 2013 from a few backpackers who had just arrived from there. To be honest I didn’t even know how to pronounce the name of the country correctly. But I needed […]

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What should YOU do if someone you know is moving abroad?!

It’s the season where lots of people have accepted jobs abroad and are preparing to shift their lives to a new country, a new culture and a completely foreign lifestyle. Often the people who are moving are bombarded with advice when they’re about to leave- from the internet, from people around them and from their […]

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The “Quirks” of traveling to Iran: Everything you need to know

As a person with a passport from a third world country, I understand the many barriers to traveling. From expensive visa costs to mounds of paperwork to language barriers to currencies you can’t afford to exchange your money into… believe me I GET IT.   But when your barrier to travel stems from a lack […]

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Iran: Why you SHOULD travel to the place everyone warns you against!

The city was a vast, intricate, labyrinth of noisy, streets and alleys. You could hear the incessant foreign chatter of busy people everywhere you went. Impatient businessmen who had just finished work, mothers who were buying their children ice-cream after a long day at school, college students buying themselves falafel sandwiches before their evening classes. […]

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