The Dead Sea Chronicles: Some Tips No Book Gives You!

If you are planning a visit to Jordan (and I'd strongly urge you to plan one, if you haven't thought about it!), there are three places that should be on your must-visit list - Petra, The Dead Sea and Jerash. This post is on the Dead Sea, we'll talk about Petra and Jerash soon too!... Continue Reading →

The Hunt for the Last Mughal in Yangon

In a quiet lane in the Yangon city is a dargah - tiny, rather inconspicuous looking.  The newly renovated modern building is unassuming and functional, the dargah of Zafar Shah as he is known around here. If you don't look carefully at the arching name-board by the gate, you could miss the historical importance of it. ... Continue Reading →

Siem Reap – In a day and half!

Six hours by road, deep into the Cambodian countryside lies a once forgotten city - a city of temples, created by Hindu kings whose subsequent Buddhist successors made it into a place for Buddhist pilgrimage. N was in Cambodia on work, so all we had was the weekend to make a dash to Siem Reap... Continue Reading →

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