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Traveling to Cuba with an Indian passport ?>

Traveling to Cuba with an Indian passport

Ever since I returned from Cuba in December 2016, quite a few people have messaged me asking for details around how to travel to Cuba with an Indian passport. I hope this post will be helpful if you are planning your travel to Cuba. It’s always advisable to check the latest on visa policies, but at the time of writing this is accurate. Getting a tourist card to Cuba: Essentially, anyone can visit Cuba without having to apply for a…

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Gorilla tracking in Uganda ?>

Gorilla tracking in Uganda

                                                        A small nation in the heart of Africa, Uganda is often called the pearl of Africa. Home to the revered Rwenzori mountains and equatorial snow, a plethora of national parks spread across the country, high-altitude volcanic lakes and sub-Alpine forests – this small country has so much to offer. My time in Uganda started around Lake Bunyoni, a beautiful lake in western Uganda, nestled between rolling hills  dotted with picturesque villages. Owing to the close proximity of Bunyoni to Bwindi…

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Autumn magic in Colorado ?>

Autumn magic in Colorado

  Autumn colors have always caught my fancy, be in literature, songs, movies, paintings or other mediums. As a photographer, the idea of capturing the fleeting nature of the autumn colors had always been a romantic one; at the same time a challenging one to time it right. My love of mountains, the Rockies specifically, and the fall foliage took me to Colorado this year. The week long journey, starting in Denver, took me to heart of the Rockies in Rocky Mountain National…

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Sounds from New Orleans ?>

Sounds from New Orleans

The more Jazz grew on me during the last few years, the more I desired to visit New Orleans. Eventually, my love for jazz bought me to New Orleans for a week during Thanksgiving, 2015. Traditional jazz is said to have found its roots in New Orleans. However, today, New Orleans is a haven for various styles of music, ranging from blues to dixieland; from bluegrass to reggae; from funk to soul. My musical encounters took place on the streets of French quarter…

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Border crossing from Peru to Bolivia: Indian Passport holders ?>

Border crossing from Peru to Bolivia: Indian Passport holders

If you are reading this, you may very well know that having an Indian passport doesn’t lend you with much of a privilege while crossing international borders. The number of visa forms that I must have filed is a testimony to that. While I was in Peru, I decided on whim to enter Bolivia for a few days. Visa on arrival wasn’t an option, so I started searching for Bolivian consulates along my route. I had couple of options: the…

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Offbeat: Bali: Lake Tamblingan ?>

Offbeat: Bali: Lake Tamblingan

Lake Tamblingan, nestled in the central highlands of Bali is your off-the-beaten-path destination if you are looking to get away from the crowds in Ubud. It makes for a great getaway from Ubud since it is easily accessible on a two-wheeler, which are ubiquitous in Bali. What was a hot day in Ubud soon turned into a cool breezy ride through some gorgeous highland scenery. Cosy eating joints, coffee plantations, rice fields add a lot of character to the ride…

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21 Global Portraits that will make you want to travel ?>

21 Global Portraits that will make you want to travel

  A series of  travel portraits from around the globe. I hope this inspires you to travel to some of these places.   “Locals Musicians performing at the Plaza Grande in Quito, Ecuador, on a fine Sunday morning”    “Traveler’s Zen at a remote Himalayan village called Oslo during a week long hike in Uttarakhand, India”      “A Buddhist monk after his morning prayers at the Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh, India”       “A farmer carrying produce back…

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