Lesson #1: Food in Travel

Well, I’ve written a lot about the brilliant places to visit, the best food to eat, the things you ought to do. But in this series of short stories, I’m going to talk about things no one talks about – The things you learn from the blunders you make in travel!

I’m going to talk about the first and the most important thing when you travel abroad that truly is hard to adjust to and is quintessential for survival, food. Even more so if you’re a vegetarian. The first problem is the definition of vegetarian gets slightly screwed as you travel to colder destinations (purely my observation). Continue reading “Lesson #1: Food in Travel”

The Rajasthan Road Trip (Leg 1 of 2)

A first of any kind of experience is always excellent isn’t it? And a road trip is one that has been on my bucket list for way too long. After months of planning, brainstorming on where to go, we finally decided to do a road-trip in Rajasthan in December 2015.

Since we were crunched for time, we had only 7 days and had a limitation of dropping the car back where we started, we decided to do only one half of Rajasthan and since Udaipur was a must do for me, we settled on the southern half of Rajasthan (Since one blog post might be too big to capture the trip in entirety, the same has been split in two, https://shwetravelogues.wordpress.com/2016/07/14/rajasthan-road-trip-leg-2-of-2/) Continue reading “The Rajasthan Road Trip (Leg 1 of 2)”

The Impromptu Trip to Helsignor

As a traveler, it is only natural to plan every leg of your trip to the T, backed by extensive research and even more so when you do a backpacking trip for 20 days across 5 countries. But just like all else in life, each of us have been in a situation where the best of plans have not worked the way you wanted it to.

The 5th of October, 2013 was one such day for us. We had to change our plans in the last minute and ended up having an extra day in Scandinvia and we decided to go to Denmark a day in advance. Without knowing what to do, we landed early morning in Copenhagen. Most of what we could do in Copenhagen were to open much later in the day and we moved back and forth near the station lugging our huge backpacks wondering what we should do next. Thankfully since we were in Scandinavia there was access to Wi-Fi and a quick scout online led us to take a bet on a trip to Kronborg Castle in Helsignor for that morning. Continue reading “The Impromptu Trip to Helsignor”

The experience below waters

For any beach loving person, Andaman Islands is a name on the bucket list you just have to cross off and even more when you’re based out of Chennai from where the islands are most accessible by air. So done and dusted with my MBA, I had way too much free time on my hands and a trip to Andaman and Nicobar was just what I needed!

An ad-hoc trip of sorts, we made our way to Port Blair in the middle of April. Though much more famous as a honeymoon destination, Andaman has enough and more to offer to a group of friends looking to have a good time.  On reaching Port Blair, we wasted no time in getting from the airport to the point where you get the ferry to the Havelock Islands, we had our goal pretty much set. A journey of 3 hours in the boat with a view to die for all through the way. Clear waters spread across like a never ending oasis all around as far as your eyes can see in mesmerising hues of blue. Continue reading “The experience below waters”