I love exploring diverse cultures and experiencing different local cuisines. I like exploring nature and love taking scenic trips at frequent intervals. I love talking about travel—and usually talk at length when I do. Travel rejuvenates the mind, body, and soul. It's also a form of education, teaching us about diverse cultures, traditions, and foods. While traveling I especially seek out home stays, which offer wonderful opportunities to experience a local culture. I also like enjoying meals with local families and learning about local cuisines. Personally, I love cooking and attempting new dishes with blends of spices. I also have a deep interest in history and while you travel you can explore each destination's storied past.
My favourite places
Delhi and Rajasthan
India is a mix of various cultures, especially northern India. Modern India is on display in New Delhi and the old world clings to the small, vendor-filled streets of Old Delhi. On the other side we have beautiful Rajasthan with Lake Pichola in Udaipur and the pink-walled city in Jaipur.
Bhutan is a land of monasteries, dzongs, and dramatic landscapes. This is the only country which measures its GDP as Gross National Happiness. It's also known for its untouched beauty and predominantly Buddhist population.
Africa & Middle East
Dubai is glittering beaches, ultramodern architecture, and lively nightlife. The city lights are so bright in the evening, you get the sense the city never sleeps. The fountain shows, high-end malls, palm islands, and 160-story skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa, are not to be missed.
Nepal is a land of Himalayan snow peaks, monasteries, and sherpas. The country's a cultural eye-opener. The scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara is worth taking and the hiking trails, such as the area around Pokhara Lake, are the place to be if you love adventure.
Did you know?
- The state of Meghalaya, known as northeast India's "Abode of Clouds," is the wettest inhabited place on earth
- White tigers can only be found among Indian tigers. Winter is the best time to see them.
- Indian cuisine may be the oldest continuously-prepared cuisine in the world.
- The famous Mumbai dabbawallahs deliver over 200,000 lunchboxes to homes and offices by bike and train daily.