Continued from Part 2 Chapter 4: Review A day before your actual start date, you should review your entire plan one more time. Make sure dates are matching on all your bookings(flight tickets/bus tickets/ hotel vouchers) as per your plan. Also read about custom rules of the specific country and make sure you are not...

Continued from Part 1 Chapter 3 : Preparation Once you have finalized your country of travel, the next part would be to start the preparation. The first phase of preparation is getting the visa. If you are visiting a country where you need to get visa beforehand then get it as early as possible. Make a checklist of...

Preface : I had received many emails/comments from readers who have decided to take a step out of country but not sure where and how to start. After having some overseas travel experience, I thought I would be able to give some pointers. This series of posts is specifically targeted for those people who want to plan...

Surprise Surprise :). Indian passport holders do not need any visa to enter Hong Kong as a tourist for 14 days. In fact they do not even stamp your passport at immigration.  You can just land up at Hong Kong with your passport and an address to stay in Hong Kong. Immigration is really quick and for me it lasted for 1...

Travel During This Summer At Cheaper Rates Finally summer has reached your doorstep. Most of you must be planning a wonderful summer vacation as it is more or less has become the part and parcel in one’s life. Travelling is also as important as anything else in your life. It keeps you lively, gets you updated with...

The complexity involved in getting visa to most of the countries for Indian passport holders, makes last-minute plans a difficult task. Arranging all the required documents, considerable turn around time at embassy plus time required for sending the application and then receiving passport back adds up to a longer...

Is every trip to a new place always awesome ? The straightforward answer would be a BIG NO. The travel stories available online and offline sound exciting. Photos of beautiful places appear wonderful but  disaster do happen as well. Sometimes it can be because of bad planning, sometimes wrong information or sometimes...

When I was a kid, I used to read a lot of comics and story books every day. With time the reading habit continued but time spend on reading got reduced. I can attribute it to different factors like work load, studies or other activities and the excuses continued till today. I also know many people who like me love...

There are times when you plan to visit a city after carefully browsing through list of options, research about places to see, book the tickets, book the hotels and then finally make the trip happen. The end result is rewarding and you have a wonderful trip. However sometimes crazy people like me wake up one day,...

Today, we celebrate the second birthday of my blog. Exactly two years ago, I registered this domain name with an aim to write what I have seen and experienced during the travels. When I started I didn’t know exactly what I am going to write, how I am going to write and who is going to read it. It was like a blank page...