Acknowledging the Angels

Though MMT left us stranded in Thailand – thankfully the Universe didn’t. We made it through thanks to kindness and generosity of strangers. There were Anirban&Urvashi who we met at the airport. And saved my sanity soooo  many times through the rest of the trip. We hung out with them for most of the trip! …

How MMT ruined my vacation and left me stranded in Thailand

I booked a group package with MakeMyTrip (MMT) – Island Hopping in Thailand   and they turned it into a TOTAL NIGHTMARE! Booking Id: NL20827756168 Complaint #: 180102-022808  (they keep closing this complaint every other day without taking any action!!! ) Here’s a Google doc with all the SOS emails I sent MMT from Thailand, and their…

Ladakh: Enroute to Pangong

[June 24th 2013] 6 hrs by road from Leh, through some awesome terrain, spectacular views, lunar landscapes, a snow covered pass, shocking green wetlands in between barren brown mountains, gurgling streams, desert roads. Yep, we covered all those terrains, in just under 6 hours. I’m not into bikes. Or I wasnt. Until this drive. All…

Ladakh: Rafting on the Zanskar

[Trip date: 28th June 2013] And I finally got to see mighty Zanskar! In spate. Waters which we were told were pure blue just a few days ago, now a majestic muddy brown thanks to the rains and landslides. First the photos. Never thought so many shades of brown were possible. And that brown and…

Ladakh: 1D the Srinagar Leh highway

Day 2 (6/23/1013) we headed out of Leh towards the Sangam.  On the itinerary were the Magnetic hill, Likir, Alchi and the Gurudwara.  And still I choose to write about the highway.  1D. The Srinanar-Leh highway. Truly mersmerising drive. The most barren landscape I’ve ever seen.  Majestic brown hills, rising into the bluest skies. As…

Ladakh: an ancient land

The first view as we flew in, way over the clouds. A promise of things to come. An ancient valley. Snow streams still flowing in. Cant believe the green! Vegetation amongst the brown, snow covered peaks. Beautiful criss cross patterns. The snow. The mountain. The clouds. And the blue blue sky. More. Yes, I was…

Goa

There’s just something about Goa that brings out the smiles! Lazy afternoons at Britto’s. Then more laziness and the cheesiest lasagna and the ‘cherriest’ black forest ever at Infantaria. Breathtaking scenery all around. Weather that was just awesome. Sunshine in the mornings, cloudy afternoons. Light drizzle in the evenings – giving us some spectacular orange…