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Off-beat things to do in Delhi

BEYOND THE OBVIOUS Off-beat things to do in Delhi by Debashree Chatterjee Dotted with ancient monuments, sprawling gardens, magnificent forts and buzzing bazaars (markets), Delhi is stuffed with history and heritage. One can keep discovering it beyond layers and with every layer there is a new surprise, and this is what makes her different. Though, [...]

Off-beat things to do in Delhi2020-01-30T10:36:45+01:00

10 best restaurants in Delhi

The gastronomical Gem called Delhi A foodie’s path to ecstasy Eat with Debashree Chatterjee, who tells us her favorite 10 restaurants in Delhi Delhi’s rich and diverse culinary heritage reflects hues of various cultures coming together as a single vibrant mosaic. With many gastronomic traditions – a result of many kingdoms and [...]

10 best restaurants in Delhi2020-12-26T11:43:54+01:00

Getting around Delhi: Metro, Taxi, Rickshaw & more

TRAVELLING LIKE A BOSS Making Delhi your own by Debashree Chatterjee In a city as big, diverse and vibrant as Delhi, it often feels like the entire populace of the place is travelling at the same time and somehow, everybody is going the same way as you and me. This extremeness of everything makes it [...]

Getting around Delhi: Metro, Taxi, Rickshaw & more2019-12-19T19:30:35+01:00

Where to go shopping in Delhi

Shop till you drop A bargainer’s diary by Debashree Chatterjee Doesn’t matter if you are a self-confessed shopaholic, or a need-based shopper, or a shopahater (haven’t come across any in my life), . Doesn’t matter what you are looking for, or where you are staying in the megacity, you are sure to come across one [...]

Where to go shopping in Delhi2019-11-26T13:35:45+01:00

The best coffee shops in Bhutan

Cafés I like in Bhutan By Ulrike Čokl As an Austrian I appreciate the Viennese “Kaffeehauskultur” (coffee culture).  You can spend hours and even a full day in cafés, enjoying various types of coffee, cakes and snacks while reading a good book, jotting down your thoughts and working. I was delighted when the first cafés [...]

The best coffee shops in Bhutan2019-11-22T11:21:09+01:00

Monastery festivals Ladakh 2020

Visiting a monastery festival in Ladakh is one of the highlights of their trip for most of the visitors and yes, it is something spectacular and touching to see the colorfully dressed monks dance their stories. Here are the celebrations for 2020. Ladakh: Monastery festivals and other celebrations 2020 Hemis-Festival Spituk Gustor in [...]

Monastery festivals Ladakh 20202019-07-29T12:09:13+02:00

Why and for whom I would recommend a trip to Kyrgyzstan

Meine letzte Kirgistan-Reise liegt leider schon wieder ein paar Wochen zurück, aber geblieben ist meine Liebe für dieses wunderbare Reich in Zentralasien. Im heutigen Blog erzähle ich dir, wer lieber nicht nach Kirgistan kommen sollte und welche Gründe die ausschlaggebenden sind, warum ich so davon fasziniert bin.

Why and for whom I would recommend a trip to Kyrgyzstan2019-11-12T11:09:18+01:00

What to expect when visiting a family home in Bhutan

When visiting a family home in Bhutan By Ulrike Čokl Ulli has lived in Bhutan on and off for many years. She has conducted ethnographic research on traditional hospitality practices, travelling & gift-exchange in rural communities. Thus she is very familiar with village livelihoods all over the little kingdom. She loves developing unique itineraries that [...]

What to expect when visiting a family home in Bhutan2019-03-29T10:35:13+01:00

10 things you have to do / see in Bhutan

Ulli's bucket list of the 10 things you have to do / see in Bhutan By Ulrike Čokl Ulli has lived in Bhutan on and off for many years. She has conducted ethnographic research on traditional hospitality practices, travelling & gift-exchange in rural communities. Thus she is very familiar with village livelihoods all over the [...]

10 things you have to do / see in Bhutan2019-03-19T15:07:52+01:00

Why traveling to Bhutan is regulated by a tariff

By Ulrike Čokl Ulli has lived in Bhutan on and off for many years. She has conducted ethnographic research on traditional hospitality practices, travelling & gift-exchange in rural communities. Thus she is very familiar with village livelihoods all over the little kingdom. She loves developing unique itineraries that offer a glimpse into the rich cultural [...]

Why traveling to Bhutan is regulated by a tariff2019-02-11T10:57:05+01:00

Why the East of Bhutan is a Hidden Gem for Travelers

Why the East of Bhutan is a “Hidden Gem” for Travelers By Ulrike Čokl Ulli has lived in Bhutan on and off for many years. She has conducted ethnographic research on traditional hospitality practices, travelling & gift-exchange in rural communities. Thus she is very familiar with village livelihoods all over the little kingdom. She loves [...]

Why the East of Bhutan is a Hidden Gem for Travelers2019-01-03T18:27:58+01:00

10 rules for Kyrgyzstan

Foreign countries, foreign customs. Whenever you travel, always try to research in advance about the local customs at your destination. This will help you avoid awkward or unpleasant situations, and make friends quickly. Kyrgyzstan is no exception, and it has a few rules worth knowing. Of course, small faux pas and unintentional mistakes can happen, [...]

10 rules for Kyrgyzstan2018-10-29T15:44:27+01:00

Monastery festivals in Ladakh 2019

Monastery festivals and buddhist celebrations in Ladakh The dates 2019 Colorful robes, scary masks, unusual musical sounds for western ears, never seen dance steps, these are monastery festivals in Ladakh, where monks in incredible dance performances try to impart stories and philosophies of Tibetan Buddhism. If you feel like it, plan your trip so that [...]

Monastery festivals in Ladakh 20192019-04-11T09:49:28+02:00

Mongolian for beginners – part 1

Sain bain-uu? Сайн байна уу? Learning a few words in Mongolian makes it easier for you to get in touch with the people of Mongolia while traveling. Even though the younger Mongolians speak English quite well today and the older generation mostly speak Russian and even some German, you can still make friends faster with [...]

Mongolian for beginners – part 12018-05-25T10:54:11+02:00

You should know these phrases when going to Sri Lanka

To know a few phrases when going to a foreign country is always useful. There are more than just one language that are spoken in Sri Lanka but most of the Srilankan know Sinhala (only in the north where mostly Tamils live it might get tougher with only Sinhala). We think you should know these [...]

You should know these phrases when going to Sri Lanka2018-05-25T11:03:19+02:00

Before your trip to Sri Lanka: Visa & Health

A trip needs planning, especially when the destination is a remote and exotic country, like for example Sri Lanka. The two most relevant questions are of course: do you need a visa? And do you need special vaccinations? Here you will find the most important information to consider before your trip to the beautiful island [...]

Before your trip to Sri Lanka: Visa & Health2018-05-25T11:03:35+02:00

Why is it called The Baby Trek, and why are there no babies in it?

Despite its name, the Ladakhi "Baby trek" is not a trail on which you can see little diaper-wearing babies hiking with miniature backpacks, quenching their thirst by drinking milk from feeding bottles, sitting by cozy streams and talking about the beauty of the Himalayas. But then, how the hell did this popular short trek in [...]

Why is it called The Baby Trek, and why are there no babies in it?2019-03-07T11:48:18+01:00

Our Top 10 Places in Delhi

Top 10 Places and activities in Delhi Delhi is huge, noisy, and for many people also a bit scary. But Delhi is more than just the ever-growing and always busy capital of India, constantly threatening with bursting from its seams. Indeed, there are countless charming and exciting facets to discover here: monuments and forts that [...]

Our Top 10 Places in Delhi2017-08-09T10:42:33+02:00

Bringing gifts on your travels: pros and cons

We are often asked by our guests whether they should bring small (or sometimes larger) presents with them on their journeys, and if so what would be the best kind of gift. This isn’t a question with a simple answer, so we have written this post to look at the most important aspects.   Should [...]

Bringing gifts on your travels: pros and cons2017-05-15T10:19:07+02:00

Obtaining Online-Visa for India even easier

3 changes for the Online-Visa for India   The indian government has further liberalised its visa regime aimed at bringing more tourists and business travellers to the country. The new changes came to effect on 1st April 2017. No it is not an april fool ;-) Here are the 3 most important changes regarding the [...]

Obtaining Online-Visa for India even easier2017-04-10T08:38:17+02:00

Festivals in Bhutan in 2018

Bhutan has a lot of monastery and not-religious festivals to offer. It is difficult to choose among them all. Our advice: If you have the time/possibility, visit festivals in the off-season. They are very special because they have less foreign visitors. Also travelling in off-season is more cheap than in high season. If you want [...]

Festivals in Bhutan in 20182017-04-07T11:44:15+02:00
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