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Kenya on Budget

How to do Kenya Safari on a budget

I never knew a morning in Africa when I woke up and was not happy - Ernest Hemingway This quote was so true for our trip to Kenya. Smile was plastered on our faces throughout our trip. Our 9 year old son who shys away from photographs was all excited about posing with the wildlife. [...]
How to watch rocket launch in Sriharikota

Steps to register for rocket launch gallery, Sriharikota

This post was updated on October 21st, 2019 ISRO recently opened a space theme park in SDSC (Satish Dhawan Space Center), SHAR and is going to allow selected number of Indian citizens to watch the rocket launches from the viewing gallery. The viewing gallery has a clear line of sight of the 2 launch pads. […]

Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An – Guide for first time visitors

I had heard that Hoi An is a beautiful place, but I had not guessed this small coastal town would be so incredibly charming. We had read that its very touristy and budgeted only a day at Hoi An. I wish we had planned at least 2-3 days here, if not more. About Hoi An: […]

Tuan Chau beach

A day on Tuan Chau island, Vietnam

Tuan Chau island located north west of Hanoi is the place from where all Halong Bay cruises depart. The island in itself is just 2.2 square km large and is connected to a bigger island called Bai Chay via a bridge. The beautiful island has man-made white sand beaches and some of the resorts on […]

Sofia Boutique Hotel, Danang review

Sofia Boutique Hotel, Danang review

We had only 2 nights in Danang and were looking for a hotel close to the My Khe beach. We love spending time on the beach. Our itinerary this time did not allow much beach time, therefore wanted to make the best of what we had. Sofia boutique hotel in Danang was close to the […]

Hanoi Antique Legend Hotel

Hanoi Antique Legend Hotel review

Hanoi Antique Legend hotel is a top-rated boutique hotel at a great location of Hanoi. We stayed there for 2 nights during our Vietnam trip in December and were very happy with our stay. The street on which the hotel is located looked quite narrow and cramped in Google Maps. However, I have to say […]

Apply for Vietnam Visa online

Vietnam Tourist Visa : How to apply for e-visa online directly

Indian passport holders need to get a tourist visa to enter Vietnam, weather they are entering for a day or a month. There is a common misconception that this can be done only through a travel agent. There are popular websites directing visitors to another travel agent’s website (case in point this MMT article: https://www.makemytrip.com/blog/vietnam-visa-for-indians). […]

Guide for first time visitors to Hampi

The austere, grandiose site of Hampi was the last capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar. Its fabulously rich princes built Dravidian temples and palaces which won the admiration of travellers between the 14th and 16th centuries. Conquered by the Deccan Muslim confederacy in 1565, the city was pillaged over a period of six months […]

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