It is the steep and formidable stone stairway that makes this fortress unique. The stone steps are narrow (in width) and are at a 70-degree angle reaching up to a height of about 92m (300ft). Although I am not scared of heights, I am careful climbing up because a misstep would mean an unnecessary, Read More

I’m in Ireland for a week. Belfast to be exact because I would need a different visa to get across to Dublin. Of all the things I’ve heard about Ireland, it is “The Troubles” that stand out most. The Troubles took place during a period of ethno-nationalist conflict and political violence in Northern Ireland, Read More

Having left Aviemore, we proceed northwards along the A9. The Scottish landscape is extremely picturesque and colourful. We are en route to the farthest end of the country. But along the way, we stop to visit the Urquhart Castle, one of medieval Scotland’s largest castles and important strongholds. The Castle was built in the, Read More

Scotland is lovely. Actually, Scotland is more than just lovely…it is unreservedly friendly, full of unpronounceable words and has some absolutely fascinating history. My journey into Scotland begins in Stirling. Located between Glasgow and Edinburgh, Stirling is a quiet, laidback city in central Scotland with its own share of history. On the Abbey Craig, Read More

Scrambling through the Sinharaja Rainforest is not just about plucking slimy leeches off my clothes. Once I perfect the art of annihilation or flicking them away, it is good to enjoy and appreciate the amazing foliage around me, especially the colourful and intricate lichen. The Sinharaja Rainforest is an amazing bio hotspot and unique, Read More

A short drive up the road right next to the Belihuloya Rest House is a waterfall and natural pool that has been a must-see attraction on my bucket list for too long. I have managed to coax the rest to visit this site and we are finally en route. We park the vehicles at, Read More

Many of Tibet’s monasteries are built on mountains. These sacred mountain monasteries are considered to be home of the deities, where they are closer to the heavens. Of the myriad of monasteries to visit in this highly devoted and god-fearing nation, the Potala Palace is by far one of the most majestic and imposing structures in, Read More

Poznań in Poland is a gorgeous historical city. It is colourful, clean, and totally camera friendly. The Main Square in the Old Town is, in itself, packed with museums, monuments, and historical landmarks that tell a tale of Poland’s past, and definitely worth visiting. I have arrived in Poznań from Berlin. I am staying at Blooms Inn and Apartments, a charming, historical, Read More