Jakarta – A City of Contrasts

Jakarta – A City of Contrasts

Chaotic, crowded and polluted. Known for its heavy traffic and high level of pollution, Jakarta doesn’t sound like a typical holiday destination. And yet here I was, in my BlueBird Taxi, making my way from the airport to the heart of the city. Sitting through multiple traffic snarls, I still wondered why I chose to start my trip here. What does the city have in store for me. I have never heard a lot about Jakarta as nobody really spends…

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Quirky Table Manners from around the World

Quirky Table Manners from around the World

They say eat and drink like a local while traveling. Sometimes it is the best way to blend in and to get the local authentic feel of a place. At the same time, dining abroad with locals can be like finding your way through a minefield. You never know where you should slurp and where you should not. I have compiled a list of such table manners you should keep an eye on while traveling. Not sure how many of…

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How a Stray Pup from India became a Traveler, All thanks to Humanity

How a Stray Pup from India became a Traveler, All thanks to Humanity

Meet ‘Chapati’, a 7-month old cute pup who is having the time of her life traveling around Asia with her new found family. Well the first month of her life was not all about waking up to beautiful sunrises. It was just like any other stray dog in India, sick, hungry and abandoned to fend for themselves. At the same time, somewhere in Ukraine, a couple quit their jobs and took off for their trip around Asia. Little did Kristina…

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How to deal with the ‘Traveler’s Tummy’ ?

How to deal with the ‘Traveler’s Tummy’ ?

Trying out the local cuisine of a place is something that all travelers love doing. Learning the different cooking techniques around the world and setting riot on our taste buds can be really exciting. But there is always that villain who comes in to spoil all the excitement. In this case it is the bacteria called E.Coli that attacks your intestines leading to The¬†Traveler’s Tummy also known as the Travel Diarrhea. But this is not the only reason why you…

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Single Supplement : The Arch Nemesis of Solo Travelers

Single Supplement : The Arch Nemesis of Solo Travelers

I recently booked a dorm bed for my next solo trip. I noticed that the hostel is providing the pick up facility from the airport. ¬†As my flight would be arriving at midnight, I inquired and they asked me to send me the passenger and flight details. When they came to know that I was arriving solo they put a surcharge of 10$ for the normal fare. Well they have no valid explanation for the surcharge. Just said that they…

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