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Marrakech: DIY guide

To me, the very tone of Marrakech sounded like a mystical, elusive world from another time, and the city lived up to this imagination. Marrakech is the most known and diverse destination in Morocco, Northern Africa. This city is usually a stop before roughing it up at the Atlas mountains. As soon as you walk […]

When I was “chosen” for a random security check

Three years ago, I very eagerly planned a visit to Norway, Svalbard, and Finland. After waiting 28 days (the longest ever) for my visa and going through a series of mixed emotions from hope to denial to planning a just-in-case-it-all-goes-south trip to Eastern Europe, I finally got the call. My visa was here! Thinking the […]

Places to see: Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

Marrakech is brown. Especially in May. In the heart of this arid and earthy city, is a small botanical garden full of colors and impeccable design. Jardin Majorelle is a 12-acre garden crafted by French painter Jacques Majorelle. Curating thisuniquegarden to perfection took Jacques over 40 years. The brown outside does nothing to prepare you for […]

Lessons in happiness from a Cambodian guide

I was introduced to Mr. D in Cambodia as my tour guide by Borei Angkor (fantastic place to stay btw). For the next three days, Mr. D and I were to tour Siem Reap and temples at the Angkor. What I found was a man in his early thirties, all smiles, jazz hands extended up […]

WANDER ART: LAS VEGAS

Tools used: pencil + 0.7 black gel pen + acrylic colors

WANDER ART: UNITED KINGDOM

Tools used: pencil + 0.7 black gel pen      

WANDER ART: SAN FRANCISCO

Tools used: pencil, 0.7 black gel pen

CHINA, CHOPSTICKS AND ME

As a vegetarian traveling to China, I was prepared for a potential food horror. On my first evening in Shanghai, I was torn between walking into Starbucks for a sandwich or into a small eatery with a smiling man waving people inside. Out of curiosity, I walked into the eatery. After explaining the concept of […]

MAGICAL PATIOS OF CORDOBA

Cordoba is a small city in Andalucia (Southern Spain) with a fascinating history. But my takeaway from this beautiful city is that flowers make everything pretty. This city has many narrow cobbled pathways dotted with homes of different colors. Every home is filled with uniquely shaped planters, vibrant flowers, quirky garden accessories, and fluffy dogs. […]

Chinese Whisper – Deccan Herald

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