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1 Mar

Spiti bathed in white

Spiti in the winters is breathtaking. The changing scenery and mountains with absolutely no tourist as far as the horizon extends, is a breath of fresh air, and a classic opportunity to connect with locals. As the valley widens from Kinnaur into Spiti, you can see the culture shifting. The trees make way to barren naked mountains. In the winters, a lot of locals head out of the inhuman temperatures of the Spiti valley. And trust me, this is not a touristy time of the year. You typically find only...

23 Oct

Dhobi ghat – A lesson of harmony

This place has taken ‘washing your dirty laundry outside’ quite literally. In the fancy upscale bustling city of Mumbai, little does one notice the extensive open laundromat with thousands of dhobis (washers) making our lives cleaner. Close to the fancy Mahalaxmi Racecourse frequented by Mumbai elite, and flanked by tall skyscrapers, a typical day in Dhobi Ghat is, waking up, collecting clothes, washing, drying, washing, drying, and it goes on in a loop all day! Right from 1890, clothes and linen pour in all day from the fancy hotels and...

21 Oct

Top tips to be a vegetarian backpacker

Food is an integral part of travel. And for backpackers, trying out as local food as you can is a part of their life. However good or bad it looks, if it is a local cuisine, you’ve got to try it – be it traditional tacos in Mexico, steaming-hot street food in Southeast Asia, or a bowl of fresh spaghetti or pizza in Italy. But well, what if you don’t eat meat or fish or anything that kinda moves?! Though vegan food and vegetarianism are becoming popular across the world, many...