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Colours of Rajasthan, Diwali and hill forts

Wandering around Jaipur during Diwali, my friend and I came across a colony where the celebrations were in full swing. We, though complete strangers, were invited in to join.

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World at a Glance: Humayun’s Tomb

Like the Taj Mahal, Humayun’s tomb is a property worthy of special protection. And like the Taj Mahal, it’s a grave. And just as Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his late, much-loved wife, this tomb was built by Humayun’s widow, Biga Begum, in memory of her late (and equally-loved, one must assume) […]

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Silent Sunday: Limestone cliffs of Phang Nga Bay

Limestone cliffs of Phang Nga Bay in the Strait of Malacca, Thailand

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Silent Sunday: Hawa Mahal – Palace of Winds

The pink palace Hawa Mahal – Palace of Winds – in Jaipur, Rajasthan

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Five reasons to visit Banaue in the Philippines

Today, I’d like to introduce you the two Polish travel bloggers behind eTramping. Agness and Cez have recently visited the Philippines and are keen to share the beauty of the rural areas, the little towns and villages. Here are five reasons to visit Banaue. The Philippines is a top travel destination in Asia. Main reasons? […]

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A day at the lake in Beijing

In 2002, Alex and I went to China to bring home our new daughter/sister. While waiting for all the paperwork to be finalised, we passed the time, about a week all in all, having a closer look at Beijing and surrounds. Luckily Cat was – and still is – an easy-going child. On the other […]

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World at a Glance: Fare adjustment

Haven’t paid sufficient fare for your transport? In Tokyo, you won’t get a fine. Instead there’s fare adjustment machines, or norikoshi seisan-ki. Usually, when you haven’t paid sufficient fare (or any fare) – whether by mistake or on purpose – chances are, if you do get caught, you’ll have to pay a fine; one which […]

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