Archive for September, 2009

Six Breathtaking Scenic Drives in Asia

September 29, 2009  

Six Breathtaking Scenic Drives in Asia

Although Asia is mostly made up of various sizes of island nations and several dense world capitals, there is a time and place to hire a car and push the pedal to the floor. Here are some of Asia’s greatest drives perfect for those wanting the sense of thrill and freedom only a road-trip can give you. Enjoy the breathtaking scenic drive as you feel the breeze of wind against your sun-tanned face. And don’t forget to check up on our unusual list of road trip songs... [Read more of this review]

Fiji Fun

September 24, 2009  

Fiji Fun

If you really want to go somewhere off the beaten track, head to Fiji. While yes, most people have heard of it, few realize how far away it is – floating out in the South Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and New Zealand. With turquoise blue waters and amazing palm-tree shores, Fiji isn’t a tough sell. Here are a few thoughts on things to do when you’re not lying in the sun sipping drinks with umbrella in them. Photo credits - kalevkevad Visit a Traditional Village You... [Read more of this review]

Holy Dip at Kailash Mansoravar

September 21, 2009  

Holy Dip at Kailash Mansoravar

At 4,556m above sea level, the Kailash Mansarovar is without a doubt one of the highest altitude lakes in the world. It is a place of relatively untouched pristine beauty and amazing sceneries, one that would no doubt attracts adventurers from all over the world. In to the Hindus of India however, the lake is much more than a simple tourist attraction. Photo credits - reurinkjan According to Hindu mythology, Mt. Kailash is the physical manifestation of Mount Meru,... [Read more of this review]

Exploring Uzbekistan

September 20, 2009  

Exploring Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan lies at the heart of the Great Silk Road. For centuries, oases of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva brought respite to the caravans as they made their way across the desert. A tour through this country immerses you in the essence of the progress of civilization as it moved west. Today, Uzbekistan preserves this heritage while striving to bring its largely rural, historically nomadic populations better lives in a post-Soviet world. Slightly larger in area than... [Read more of this review]

The Remote Himalayan Valley of Zanskar

September 16, 2009  

The Remote Himalayan Valley of Zanskar

High altitude wilderness has its own uniquely self-eluding charm, one that held me in awe. This was the reason why I chose to start the year 2009 with a visit to Zanskar Valley. The Himalayan valley is one of the remotest in India, and can be reached by road only during the summer. I’ve always thought of planning a road trip to the barren yet beautiful landscape of Leh, but not this time – I flew down instead from New Delhi to Leh to save time. Photo credits -... [Read more of this review]

The Morning Ritual

September 14, 2009  

The Morning Ritual

It is well before dawn in the paradise land of the Gods of Bali, Indonesia. As the sun approaches, the ladies of Bali are dutifully performing a morning ritual which has been the tradition since centuries past. To outsiders, it is but a simple day-to-day offering and morning preparation of food, but in the tradition of Bali, the “ngejot” offerings are so much more than that. Photo credits - kcl_seattle This morning ritual begins with the Balinese women rising... [Read more of this review]

Cruising Through Malaysia

September 13, 2009  

Cruising Through Malaysia

Many towns in Malaysia were founded at the mouths of rivers as they were an important means of transport. Today, these rivers provide an alternative means of taking in the sights of a town as well as the plant and animal life along their banks. Tourists should try one of the the several leisurely river safaris available in East Malaysia. Photo credits - Chang'r Malacca River Cruise Top of the picks is a river cruise that has been made famous by the Hollywood movie... [Read more of this review]

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