My Journey along Route 13 in Laos

Living the Laotian life like the locals It was 15th January 2019 and I had been on Route 13 in Laos for almost 2 weeks now.. This road runs along the Mighty Mekong river, which acts as the natural boundary between Thailand and Laos. This road wasn’t an acquaintance anymore. Route 13 had now became dear … Read more

Laos Visa on Arrival for Indians

Here’s a fun stat before we start.. 35.38 million tourists arrived in Thailand in 2017 compared to only 3.86 million in Laos in the same year. Further, 1.19 million Indians arrived in Thailand in 2016 compared to just 8249 Indians in Laos in the same year. That makes Laos quite the offbeat destination for Indians. … Read more

Going Offbeat in Laos

An offbeat journey of an offbeat traveler in an offbeat country . . . 2019 was here, and I wanted to move to a new country. I picked Laos, the landlocked country squeezed between Thailand (west border), Vietnam (east border), Cambodia (south border), and China (north border). Interestingly, Laos is the only landlocked country in … Read more

My Travel Highlights from 2018

Since we share so much location data with Google, the end of year is probably is good time to see it at one place. This is probably one of the good things Google does with your data – it organised your travel in a nice timeline with an email digest! (Yes, there are beautiful sides … Read more

Offbeat Thailand in 40 Days: My Itinerary

Going off the beaten track in Thailand, Slowly. . . . Disclaimer 1: This itinerary is for slow travel. Disclaimer 2: No parties, sex tourism, or pretentious insta-luxury travel included. Overview I decided to experience Thailand differently, and hence I moved North or South and never stayed central. The regions of Thailand include North, Central, South, and … Read more

Going Offbeat in South Thailand

A Guide for Alternative Travelers & Respectful Backpackers Disclaimer 1: This guide is not for party animals, sexpats and package tourists. Disclaimer 2: This is not a guide to the islands. It is based on my road trip along the mainland coast of Southern Thailand. When everyone is island-hopping, the mainland becomes the offbeat. I set off on … Read more

5 Unexplored Beaches in South Goa

Here are 5 of my favorite, unexplored beaches of South Goa! Go…! Carmona Beach Also known as Zalor beach by the locals, this beach is great for long walks and jogging as it’s part of the longest continuous stretch of beaches in South Goa: From Velsao to Betul.  This stretch also includes the more popular … Read more

Guide to Cola Beach in South Goa

‎Cola Beach This place hosts the wonderful combination of a beach and a lagoon, making it the most relaxing beach in Goa. You can alternate your beach swims with lagoon dips, thus cleaning the salt water and getting you ready for your next swim. The sea here is not for everyone and beginner swimmers are recommended to … Read more