why i love homestays…

travel for me is about stories, about places, people, where they have been, and how they got here. i like travel, not just for mad travelers and their envious around-the-world tales but for experiences, stories, histories. for living, in a place, that can only come from sticking, staying put. i can’t always do that! don’t have the money or time to live in another city … Continue reading why i love homestays…

We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves – Pico Iyer

we travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. we travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. we travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. and we travel, in essence, to become young fools … Continue reading We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves – Pico Iyer

an ode to the kumaoni himalayas – verse 2… so it is the north, but where?

the whole north lay open in front of us. there are so many states, so many places, so many different cultures that we haven’t discovered yet and then many places we could visit again… we took a call, that it wouldn’t be about the city, but about the places & people whom we wanted to visit. a friend from post-graduation college had quit the corporate world … Continue reading an ode to the kumaoni himalayas – verse 2… so it is the north, but where?