Asia

Ultra clean to dirtiest places in the world

There are some ultra clean places where you can get punished for chewing a gum (let alone throwing the wrapper on the street) to dirtiest places where the whole street is filled with garbage. (more…)

Global round up of the best Science Centers

When I travel to big cities I try my best to visit a Science museum / center to see how Science is represented in different cities/countries/culture. Here is a list of my favorites. (more…)

Top Hiking places around the world with photos

We’ve traveled to 6 continents and picked the top places for your best hiking experience. (more…)

Toit – famous brew pub now in Mumbai

I have already been to Toit in Bangalore and now decided to visit the newly opened pub in Mumbai. I also heard that there is another new pub of the same chain in Pune. (more…)

Top train journeys one must take in their life time

Since I was a child, I was always fascinated with train journeys. Hearing the clickety-clackety sounds the train wheels make while passing the metal tracks made me sleep good for some weird reason. There is nothing like seeing the country side from inside the comfort of sitting in the train. (more…)

How to plan two weeks in Japan for Cherry Blossoms

Spring Blossoms also known as Hanami marks the season where the cherry flowers (referred to as “Sakura” in Japanese) blossoms all over Japan. To understand the history of how this tradition originated and how it became a popular activity among locals, one must go all the way back to Heian period of Japan. (more…)

How to do Israel in one week

Israel is one country that you can absolutely see in a week. The country is not big although it is blessed with a diverse landscape (sea, desert and mountains). From the coral reef filled Red Sea to world heritage UNESCO site in Jerusalem – with history going back all the way to foundation of Christianity – to hypersaline waters of Dead sea to new Hi-Tech accelerator center in Haifa, Israel is both interesting, adventurous and unique. One thing to remember is Israel is an expensive country in the Middle East. (more…)

Legendary Troy, Turkey

The easiest way to get to Troy is by a local bus from Turkish city Chanakkale. The bus brings tourists to the entrance to the archaeological zone located next to village Tevfikiye. The site looks completely different from what you saw in various books and movies. The land is very dry. The sea is five kilometers away from the hill. You won’t notice the hill right away – everything is cut by excavations. (more…)

How to plan Lake Baikal

Source: Baikalex.com Day 1: Irkutsk First arrive in the town of Irkutsk by Trans Siberian train. I wouldn’t spend more than day and night in Irkutsk. The walk along the Kyrov square by the river bank is really nice in the night time. (more…)

Exploring Russia by Trans-Siberian

What started as a pet project by Sergei Witte – an influential minister in Russian government back in the late 19th century – turned into one of the most impressive Engineering accomplishment, which connected Moscow to Vladivostok across the barren Siberia. (more…)