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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

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

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

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

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

Pilot Project: Travel with click. A different kind of photo-adventure

…and then sometimes a great idea just falls right into your lap. A few months ago, two Graphic Design students came to us with a special proposition. We were enthusiastic right from the beginning, and so we decided to implement together a somewhat different “photographic journey” within one of our Markha trekking tours.   [...]

Pilot Project: Travel with click. A different kind of photo-adventure2017-05-04T05:44:28+02:00

Monastery festivals 2017 for Ladakh: The dates

Like every year also 2017 will have it's cultural highlights which are really worth to be seen. To be able to plan already now your trip 2017 to Ladakh we put the most important dates together.  Ladakh: Monastery festivals & and other important dates for 2017   Name of festival Venue 2017 Spituk Gustor Spituk [...]

Monastery festivals 2017 for Ladakh: The dates2016-09-15T07:59:23+02:00

Traveling with children: nightmare or lifetime experience?

This post is not a theoretical essay on long-distance traveling with children: it is a collection of my own experiences as a mother of three who, for at least two months every year, packs her bags and takes her young on an adventurous journey. And no, it is not always a cheerful, problem-free scenario, and [...]

Traveling with children: nightmare or lifetime experience?2016-02-17T09:36:57+01:00

The good traveler: Paths to sustainable tourism

Many tourists travel with a bad conscience and think that travel, in general, brings more harm than good. It destroys the environment, the traditions and the culture of the host…  And yet they travel, hoping to be the exception. Every traveler leaves traces. Every step does, even at home. It is the nature of a [...]

The good traveler: Paths to sustainable tourism2016-03-02T08:25:00+01:00
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