Indian Himalayas

October 3, 2016

Just 5 hours away from Amritsar, the Himalayan foothills of Dharamshala provide a calm and serene alternative to the crowded city. If you are looking for malls and buzzing touristy avenues, then this is the wrong place for you to go. The picturesque natural beauty of the mountains offers a unique mix of Tibetan and …
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The holy city of the Golden Temple

September 20, 2016

The incessant honking, the heaps of rubbish on the dusty streets, roadside stalls selling fried food or snacks, beggars with pitiful looks on their faces, welcome to incredible India! It is overwhelming for the senses, especially for the first timer like me. Even though I’ve visited other congested and polluted developing cities (eg. Manila, Jakarta), …
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It hurts so much

September 2, 2016

*** Update: I managed to get my Indian visa after applying a second time!*** Facing a rejection is normal for us, but having a rejection without any reason is outrageous. I am officially hating India and its bureaucracy. In short, my application for the Indian tourist visa was rejected and if I were to reapply …
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