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25 Jun

Day 5: Visiting the Great Wall of China in Badaling, China

Probably one of the most important tourist attraction in China that every tourist keeps in their list is the Great Wall of China. It is also part of the 7 new wonders of the world list. It is also said to be the only man made structure that is visible from the outer space! So […]

24 Jun

Day 4: To the Temple of Heaven and the high speed train run in Beijing, China

We woke up to another cloudy day here in Beijing. Thankfully, once again, it wasn’t raining. I could see that there was a forecast of rain in the afternoon. Given that, I decided to plan my day accordingly. After having our breakfast at the hotel, we started off to visit the “Temple of Heaven”. We […]

23 Jun

Day 3: Entering the “Forbidden City” in Beijing, China

We woke up to a cloudy morning here in Bejing. Thankfully, the weather had cleared up. It was no longer raining even though it was still cloudy. Given this let up in the weather, we decided to visit the Tiananmen square and the Imperial Palace. Both these places are right next to each other. Also, […]

22 Jun

Day 2: Seeing the Giant Panda at the Beijing zoo, China

Panda at Bejing Zoo

After the tiring day yesterday, we woke up late and decided to head out to explore the city. Looking out through the hotel room window, we realized that it would be a rainy day here in Beijing. So we decided to explore the city on our own today. Given the weather, we decide do first […]

21 Jun

Day 1: Transit through Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia enroute China

Waking up early in the morning, I knew the longest day in the northern hemisphere was indeed going to be one for me. Today, we are to fly to Beijing, China, transiting through the AirAsia hub of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. First, let me provide a bit of background of the planning for this trip. As […]

18 Nov

Day 4: To the China border and back to Tawang

The taxi ride that I booked yesterday came to pick me up from my hotel around 7am. I was all set for a day’s outing. I didn’t have my breakfast as I thought to have the same on the way. But when I asked about the same, he replied that there wouldn’t be any restaurants […]

17 Nov

Day 3: From Bomdila to Tawang in a shared taxi

I got ready and walked to the taxi stand in Bomdila by 5:30am. I had already booked a seat in a shared taxi for Tawang at the counter yesterday. Soon the sumo taxi came in and we were on our way. The roads from Bomdila are pretty bad in some stretches and pretty good in […]

16 Nov

Day 2: Hitchhiking to Bomdila in a truck!

I woke up quite early today for my journey to Bomdila. Bomdila is on the way to Tawang from Tezpur. While there is also a direct shared taxi to Tawang from Tezpur, I wanted to break my journey at Bomdila so as to make it a little less tiring. As I had booked a shared […]

15 Nov

Day 1: Getting the Arunachal ILP from Guwahati

Tourist ILP Arunachal

It was sometime last month that I realized that I may in fact have quite a lot of leave balance by the end of the year. Well, that made me plan for a trip. And since Sarah didn’t have that luxury, I decided to go solo. So that’s how this trip came into existence. I […]

26 Jan

Day 4: A dip in the emerald pool in Krabi, Thailand

We woke up to our final day in this trip to Krabi, Thailand. Today, we were to fly back to India. But since the flight was only in the late afternoon, I wanted to squeeze in one more outing rather than just laze around in the hotel itself. So I booked this half day tour […]

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