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Travel Essayist

This is a personal travel journal filled with captivating photographs and stories, chronicling my adventures across various corners of the world over the past few decades.

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Mardi Gras in New Orleans, USA

Mardi Gras in New Orleans, USA

If you are looking for a party which runs 24 hours a day this is the place to be… Mardi Gras is an iconic celebration that is recognized globally for its colourful and flamboyant festivities. It is a carnival event that takes place before the start of Lent, and it is celebrated in various countries and cities across the world. In the United States, New Orleans...

Inside La Sagrada Familia

Inside La Sagrada Familia

Every time I was in Barcelona, the long lineups to get tickets to enter La Sagrada Familia discouraged me from visiting it. On this specific trip, I was there with my mother who made a point of visiting it as she had never been there and was very interested in seeing it in person. So I bought reserved tickets online which gave us a window between 11 am and noon for...

Staying at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

Staying at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

I am not sure how many times we passed through Singapore, but it is safe to say that we were there at least six times during that year. I finally got my wish to stay at the Marina Bay Sands for a couple of nights. I mean, you have to experience the famous rooftop infinity swimming pool at least once, don’t you? Staying at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore Staying...

Winter Wonderland at Shirakawa-go, Japan

Winter Wonderland at Shirakawa-go, Japan

While visiting Kanazawa, I decided to spend a day in Shirakawa-go since it was winter and I knew the place will look just like in the pictures I have seen over and over again in the past. Winter Wonderland at Shirakawa-go, Japan Winter Wonderland at Shirakawa-go, Japan After boarding a bus at the Kanazawa station, I arrived in this magical village hidden in the...

Hanoi Train Street

Hanoi Train Street

Hanoi is a good city to get lost a little, and because I got lost I stumbled onto Hanoi Train Street by coincidence. I have read recently that a lot has changed since my visit thereā€¦ so here are some archival photography from the good old days: Hanoi Train Street Hanoi Train Street Hanoi Train Street was a wildly popular tourist destination in Hanoi, Vietnam, where...

Visiting Cusco, Peru

Visiting Cusco, Peru

Cusco is a stop for anyone heading to Macchu Picchu, and this is where I spent a few days before and after going there. It’s an absolutely beautiful place to visit. It’s great to get lost in among narrow streets, you have to be mindful of altitude. It’s takes time to get acclimatized, but once you do, it fun to explore it. There are large numbers of...

The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Every time I am in Kyoto, I make sure to visit the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove for a walk around. You simply cannot miss it, it is one of those iconic places in Japan. It’s perfect for a bit of forest bathing, being in nature and enjoying it every second. The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, located on the western...

Merry Christmas from New York City

Merry Christmas from New York City

There is no other place like New York City at Christmas time! Lights, crowds of people, the skating rink at the Rockefeller Center and of course Radio City Christmas Spectacular: Radio City Rockettes at the Radio City Hall. It’s our family tradition, as NYC is our second home. Rockefeller Center Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Ralph Lauren Hot Chocolate Stand...