Finding your OM at Hotel Vajra in Kathmandu

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Hotel Vajra: Total OM Satisfaction

First thing which enters your mind as you enter the grounds is, Is this is a resort?

After the budget hotels in India, I wasn’t sure what Nepal had in store for me. But what a surprise!

It stood like a fortress overlooking Thamel. Tucked away, soothing and sophisticated, Hotel Vajra has a charm, which removes itself from the rest of Kathmandu and backpacker’s Thamel. It’s like the secret that travelers whisper to each other so that everyone doesn’t go running.

You can get lost in its old world design and the artisan skills of the Nepalese community. It’s windows, doors and furniture are all finely crafted, (more…)

Taking a Camel Safari in Jaisalmer

In the deserts of Rajasthan:  Taking a Camel Safari in Jaisalmer India

My first camel riding adventure did not take place in Morocco, Egypt or Mongolia… it took place last year in India! But in the Rajasthan region of northern India, where the environment is arid and hot, you see Quasimodo animals as native to the region as cows pulling wagons.

Taking a camel safari in Jaisalmer

In the far outskirts of the forted city of Jaisalmer, I took a sunset camel safari into the Thar Desert with the acclaimed “Camel Man”. A group of us (more…)

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Rajasthan: Jaisalmer, deserts and camel safaris

  When we arrived, Kul took us to our hotel to drop our bags. The place was clean, but bland and soul-less. A standard non-descript budget hotel. There were three twin -sized beds spaced out in the room. Lame. I gave up my bed to Kul and decided to stay with Regina, instead. She wasn’t […]

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VIDEO: Worshipping rats at the Karni Mata Rat Temple , Bikaner India

Many animals in India are considered sacred. At Deshnok’s Rat Temple, I had to walk barefoot over sacred rat pee and sacred rat poop which at the time was the only option that allowed me to witness millions of rats…

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Drive by shootings in Rajasthan: Driving in India under a blaze from Delhi to Jaipur

  Seeing the Rajasthan region through a plate of glass while flying itinerary-speed across the highway is a blur. It’s as romantic as the music in our  driver, Kul’s car. Drive by shootings in India : wishing I took the train So you didn’t know India has drive by shootings? Well, it all depends on […]

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5 Top Historical Sites to Visit in Delhi

Top 5 Places to Visit in Delhi

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Getting Scammed in Delhi

Day 2- Delhi. We are already suckered into taking a tour.

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Namaste Delhi! I can tell you’re gonna give me culture shock.

Arriving into India for the first time! Namaste Delhi!

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