Check your calendar before planning your itinerary. Check for long weekends; or a working day flanked with two public holidays. If there are any public holidays just before or after your preferred dates, club them in to plan a longer trip. That way, you'll be able to plan your dates better, and make the most of a holiday/long … Continue reading Travel Tip of the Week
They say a picture speaks a thousand words. I think sometimes, it may go well beyond that, especially if the picture triggers off an avalanche of beautiful memories and takes you off on a trip down memory lane. This is the beautiful Pykara Lake in Ooty, a quaint hill station in India; which is where … Continue reading Pretty Picture of the Week
When travelling to a foreign country, language can be a major issue, especially if you need to communicate with locals. This can be particularly scary if you the locals are illiterate or unfamiliar with foreign accents. Once you reach you hotel, have the hotel staff write down the hotel name and address (along with nearby … Continue reading Travel Tip of the Week
Another one of my clicks during my visit to Chandigarh, earlier this month. Something about this flower attracted and fascinated me - the imperfections, the dual colours, its full bloom while others around it are either only half-way there or still are unopened buds, offering untold promises of beauty contained within. This sight reminds me of … Continue reading Pretty Picture of the Week
Always carry duplicates of your travel documents. Apart from atleast 3 paper photocopies, it would also be wise to have a soft copy stored in a portable device (pen drive, hard disk, laptop or even an iPad). This comes in useful when you need to e-mail a soft copy to someone. Remember to protect the scanned … Continue reading Travel Tip of the Week
Last week I had traveled to Chandigarh for my college reunion bash. Having spent 3 years of my life there, this trip was special in ways more than just one. It was the 25th year of my Alma Mater and hence, elaborate preparations had been done for the Silver Jubilee Celebrations. Also, I was visiting … Continue reading Pretty Picture of the Week
While travelling, do not keep all your money and valuable in the same place. Instead keep smaller amounts and stash them in multiple locations. Keep some in well hidden in your luggage, some in a secret pocket in your handbag, some in your wallet and some on your person (alongwith your passport and important travel … Continue reading Travel Tip of the Week
This particular picture happens to be one of my favourites, for a variety of reasons. One, because I love the effect of capturing an image of a water splash with distinctly visible droplets, hanging in mid-air and second, because it takes many attempts at my end to get results like this. I hope you will … Continue reading Pretty Picture of the Week
While staying at hotels, avoid ordering from Room Service or consuming items from the Minibar. Instead buy your own snacks from the local market (stores like Seven Eleven or Twenty Four Seven are open 24 hours) and stock them up for those late afternoon or mid-night pangs. Not only will you buy items at the actual … Continue reading Travel Tip of the Week
This time I am combining my Weekly Photo feature with the Weekly Photo Challenge at The Daily Post. This week's theme is Eye Spy, which I choose to interpret a bit differently. So, here is a photograph where one of the tigers is sleeping and hence, its eyes are closed and the one who is looking at us, … Continue reading Pretty Picture of the Week
While packing, organize your things the same way every time, so that you know exactly where is what. That way even if miss out anything or misplace it during unpacking or repacking, you'll know it instantly. Thanks for the tip, Julie.
Roll up your clothes while packing, that way more clothes can fit in.
As promised in my What’s Up and Coming page, here is my weekly photo feature. This would be updated every weekend and would feature a photograph taken by me, as I would like to use this page to showcase my photography. Look forward to all the feedback - bouquets or brickbats! This week's picture is given below. … Continue reading Pretty Picture of the Week