5 Life lessons that solo traveling has re-taught me in all these years

I have had the opportunity to travel solo to about 10 countries now. And I still remember the first day of my South America trip – I had heard all about how unsafe South America was and I felt that I had to be on my guard at all times no matter what, or I ‘d be kidnapped and God knows what would happen to me.

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How expensive is Zurich?

Switzerland is one of those expensive countries where you are forced to think HARD before spending. I mean 14 Francs for a mc donalds burger without sauce and coke – na..haaa. not happening. We were in Zurich for just a day to take our flight back home and this one day was more expensive than 3 days in Prague. Here’s how:

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6 places in Bangalore to visit with your parents

Aah – that time of the year when your parents tell you that they are coming over. I am not going to lie, I was pretty kicked about my parents in law coming over. Apart from the huge inconvenience of cleaning my house spic and span, I was excited about the home made cake that my mother in law was going to bring, the amazing kheer (rice pudding) that she’d make for us , ofcourse not to forget the awesome evening chatter with them and ping pong matches with my father in law. Continue reading “6 places in Bangalore to visit with your parents”

Pretty little things in Goa!

Relive the beautiful things in Goa that don’t deserve to be missed! Continue reading “Pretty little things in Goa!”

How I trekked Macchu Pichu in less than 15$

Previously, I wrote about the top 6 routes to Macchu Pichu, the Incan ruins in Peru. The most popular trek, the Inca Trail, is a guided trek and costs a massive 600 USD. And in this post, I am going to tell you how you can save all that money, take the off-beaten path and explore Macchu Pichu in less than 15$.

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Checking into this hostel, taught me one of the most overlooked lessons in solo female traveling

I was not the kind of person who would read reviews on hostels/hotels/hospidajes before booking them. “Its only for a nightttt, who cares” I  say to my husband while he carefully reads through hundreds of reviews on Expedia and Hostelworld.com. But sometimes, you learn things the hard way. And this is what happened to me. Continue reading “Checking into this hostel, taught me one of the most overlooked lessons in solo female traveling”

Birds of a feather flocking together -2

This post is a continuation of Part 1 of this series: Birds of a feather flocking together. Continue reading “Birds of a feather flocking together -2”

Birds of a feather flocking together -1

In April/May-2015, I made my first backpacking trip. To South America. Solo – Wohooooo! No doubt, it was scary until I reached Peru. But, the moment I landed, I just knew it was going to be the first of many more. There was so much that I explored, experienced and embibed! South America, especially Peru, is one of the favorite destinations among backpackers and tourists! From Machu Picchu in the mighty Andes and the dense Amazon Jungle, to deep canyons and a beautiful coast, it has it all and no one wants to miss it. Continue reading “Birds of a feather flocking together -1”