International

Indian passport holders do not get an On Arrival Visa in Malaysia. However if you have made a last-minute plan and do not have sufficient time to apply for Visa in India, then you have a chance if your trip first involves a visit to Singapore or Thailand. Please read each point carefully if you decide to go for this...

Galle Fort is the crown of Galle town. It reminded me of Fort Aguada in Goa, India.  Both were built by Portuguese and hence have similar structure. Both are built near sea-shore and both have beautiful views of sea waves when you lean against their walls. In short both are a good spot for spending couple of...

When I imagine visiting a national park,  I always picture a safari in a vehicle. So before I saw the entry board, I had not guessed I have come for a 9 KM trek. Horton National Park is one of the famous national parks of Sri Lanka which is not known for animals but a trek towards a beautiful view-point and picture...

I was traveling from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka  in a bus completely packed with people.  A lot of buses in Sri Lanka are very congested because the aisle seat in each row has an extra seat bent at 90 degrees which can be converted into seat when required and thus leaving no space in between a 2 cross 1 seating...

Disclaimer : Information contained in this post is updated as of 25th December, 2013. Please check with embassy for latest updates. Although Indians do require a Visa to enter Sri Lanka but process is so simple and quick that it doesn’t seem like a burden to acquire the Visa.  Sri Lanka issues an electronic Visa for...

According to Hindu Mythology thousands of years back, Pushpak Viman  were used to commute between India and Kingdom of Ravana. As the services have been discontinued now, I boarded a Jet airways flight and landed into the island nation of Sri Lanka. I entered Sri Lanka without any fixed itinerary and bookings. The...

In a crowded and busy city like Istanbul it may be time consuming as well as expensive if you travel by taxi to go from point A to B. Thankfully, the public transport system in Istanbul is fantastic and cost effective. Moreover it is very easy to understand for an outsider which can be understood by my own...

Disclaimer : Information contained in this post is updated as of  7th July, 2013.  Please check with embassy for latest updates. One of the important step in planning a trip to Turkey on your own is to understand visa requirements. Though the documents required for visa application is comparable to requirements of...

Istanbul is the biggest city of Turkey with a population of around 14 million people. It is the only city in the world which is spread across two continents. It is something amazing to think that by crossing a bridge you can move across continents. Though Cappadocia was most interesting part of my trip but Istanbul...

I had a misconception that finding vegetarian food in Turkey is going to be extremely difficult. After all the first image that pops up in mind when you start imagining food in Turkey, would be either Kebab or chicken or seafood.  I was mentally prepared to eat less and in  kind of “hope-to-survive” mood. I knew my...