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Self-Drive China – Jiaju to Moska
Self-Drive China – Jiaju to Moska
We had a free day today and Kevin had planned a day trip from Jiaju to Moska. Moska Moska is an...
Self-Drive China – Tagong to Jiaju
Self-Drive China – Tagong to Jiaju
A cozy evening in the comfortable Akezhuoba suite warmly lit by the faux fire place. Today...
Self-Drive China – Tagong to Jiaju

Self-Drive China – Tagong to Jiaju

A cozy evening in the comfortable Akezhuoba suite warmly lit by the faux fire place. Today morning after a made to order breakfast, we set out to visit the two main temples in Tagong – Lhagang Monastery right in the heart of the town and the Ser Gyergo Nunnery & Golden Temple, a drive away […]

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Deadvlei

Deadvlei

The azure sky, the apricot hued sand dunes and the vast expanse of the white clay pan of Deadvlei will be forever etched in your memory . Deadvlei is located in Sossusvlei within the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia. I had read and seen a lot of images of Deadvlei including some in movies like The Cell […]

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Road Trips in India – Kolkata to West Sikkim

Road Trips in India – Kolkata to West Sikkim

Road Trips in India – Crossing a waterfall Being a self-drive enthusiast, we always seek opportunity to sneak out from our day jobs and take a long weekend for road trips in India. We took a similar opportunity during Diwali 2017 and did a self drive in India to West Sikkim. Frustrated by the road […]

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Twyfelfontein

Twyfelfontein

Introduction Twyfelfontein is the first UNESCO world heritage site in Namibia with an astounding collection of rock art and rock paintings. Locally, also known as Ui-Ais or Jumping Waterhole in Damara language. San or Bushmen art can be seen in Twyfelfontein and Brandberg in Namibia thought to be 28000 years old! Damaraland is ruggedly and […]

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Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park : Home to “MORT” We saw him for the first time while visiting Andasibe-Mantadia National Park in Madagascar chewing a cicada’s eggs. Mort in in the scientific community is known as Microcebus lehilahytsara, commonly called Goodman’s Mouse Lemur is nocturnal in habit . Andasibe -Mantadia National Park is also home to other species […]

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Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Introduction There is a saying among fellow bird enthusiasts in Indian vernacular which means – “You have not seen anything if you have not been to Eaglenest”. Eaglenest or Eagle’s Nest Wildlife sanctuary is a major birding location in India. Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary is unique because of the unusually high bird density and more than 450 species […]

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Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

Etosha is the oldest and most visited National Park in Namibia. The word Etosha literally means “Great White Place” referring to the Etosha Salt Pan. As the travel bug bites us often , in June 2017, Debarshi & I drove across Namibia. Needless to mention, Etosha National Park was one of the main highlights of […]

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Ellora Caves Kailash Temple

Ellora Caves Kailash Temple

I had written about the Ajanta caves in my previous post. This post is about the Ellora caves, an engineering and architectural marvel. You will see this to be one of  the greatest examples of ancient rock –cut monastery and temple caves . Ellora Caves Location The Ellora Caves are an UNESCO World Heritage Site in […]

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Self Drive New Zealand

Self Drive New Zealand

Self Drive New Zealand is a great experience . Having driven across the length and breadth in India , we have acquired a passion for self-drive trips. We enjoy the sense of individuality, independence, adventure, quest for the unfamiliar, certainty and uncertainty alike. I am a 4WD enthusiast and seek out prospects to take vehicle off […]

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Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei

Dune 45 in Sossusvlei in the oldest desert Namib Naukluft Dune climbing in Sossusvlei is a must do before you die. When one speaks of the Namib Desert or the Namib Naukluft National Park, this is the image which drifts through your mind’s eye. Apricot toned dunes with razor sharp edges . The highest dunes […]

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