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Mumbai : The City that never sleeps

Mumbai : The City that never sleeps

Life in Mumbai is fast, no wonder it is India’s largest city.. Days whiz past your eyes even before you realize. Mumbaikars never seem to get tired of it; the fast pace is what makes them feel the rush in their veins and their trains! But how does a person coming from a sleepy city cope up with the madness? The metamorphism is slow but worth every sweat and stressful day. You slowly start to realize the true pleasure of…

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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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Say Goodbye to Street Food in Bangkok as the City bans Street Vendors

Say Goodbye to Street Food in Bangkok as the City bans Street Vendors

In a shocking statement made my the Chief Advisor to Bangkok’s governor, the city is about to undergo a ‘cleanliness drive’ banning the street vendors. All types of street stalls selling food, clothes, counterfeit goods etc will be removed from the streets within an year. This drive is being done keeping in mind the ‘order and hygiene’ of the city. Well I am not surprised that the this decision has received flak from locals and expats alike as they feel…

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An Introvert in Bangkok

An Introvert in Bangkok

Bangkok doesn’t really sound like a destination that attracts introverts. It is noisy, it is chaotic, it is touristy. It is everything an introvert wants to stay away from especially while traveling solo, yet here I was as an introvert in Bangkok. But what made me fall in love with the city? Was it the long traffic jams or the street food? I had started my trip in Khao Thong, an isolated village in Krabi. Khao Thong is an introvert’s paradise. All…

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