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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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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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Best Travel Websites/Apps for Travelers

Best Travel Websites/Apps for Travelers

Who doesn’t love going on a laid back vacation where someone else takes care of all your travel arrangements. Yes I am talking about the all-inclusive packages from a tour operator. All you have to do is relax and enjoy what you are offered. It is cool and pampering, but every tourist knows that you become a traveler only when you go somewhere on your own and plan everything by yourself, and everything includes your tickets, accommodation, food and sightseeing. Once you get…

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Cycling through the Jungle Trail in Khao Thong

Cycling through the Jungle Trail in Khao Thong

After the whole kayaking extravaganza, I woke up the next day to sore muscles. Kayaking had taken its toll on my body. Somehow I made it to the common area. It was my last day in Krabi but my flight for Bangkok was at night. So I had all day. I first thought of chilling at my resort, The Bananas. While having my breakfast, I came across this map lying on the table mentioning a Jungle Trail. After enquiring about…

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A Horrible start for Day 1 in Thailand

A Horrible start for Day 1 in Thailand

My first overseas solo trip was not a smooth ride at all. It started with bumps all the way from Bangalore Airport. To start with, I booked my tickets for Krabi one month after I booked my round trip to Bangkok. So my flight schedule looked something like Banglore -> Bangkok -> Krabi -> Bangkok -> Bangalore