UNESCO Heritage Site #97: Bodh Gaya, the cradle of Buddhism

When I initially mentioned to some of my colleagues that I was going to Varanasi and Bodh Gaya, they thought I was a bit insane. I couldn’t exactly blame them, as I discovered that the daily temperature averaged somewhere around 42-43 degrees Celsius. Still, as my time in India was coming to an end, Varanasi and … More UNESCO Heritage Site #97: Bodh Gaya, the cradle of Buddhism

Paraliving at Kamshet

As your passport gets smudged with new stamps, fattened with permits and employment visas, it becomes harder to remember what home actually feels like. Having not stayed in one place for more than two years over the last decade, I’ve come to appreciate places that have provided familial comfort despite being far away from my … More Paraliving at Kamshet

Travel Tip: Find an anchor point and defend it

From Mirissa, we decided to take a 5-hour bus to Ella, as our entry point into the Hill Country. The bus, originating in Galle, passed through Mirissa, so we knew we would be jumping onto already full bus. Our worst expectations were confirmed, but from the experience I have learnt the cardinal rules for travelling … More Travel Tip: Find an anchor point and defend it

UNESCO Heritage Site #88: Sinharaja Rainforest

From Galle, we took a bus to Mirissa, where through the kind and accommodating hotel owner, we were able to rent a scooter (without all the fuss associated with the International driving license, which seemed like a bureaucratic nightmare to get). While the detail-oriented travel researcher in me loves working with the constraints of timetables … More UNESCO Heritage Site #88: Sinharaja Rainforest