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Hong Kong Highlights

I woke up to a view of a helicopter landing on the helipad of some tall towering building. A light drizzle blocked my view. With few hours at hand to […]

Postcards from Bali

My Bali Trip in Photos Copyright ©2017, Lakshmi Nair. This article may not be reproduced in its entirety without permission. A link to this URL, instead, would be appreciated.

48 hours in Bangkok

Confessions of a non-shopaholic to discover the treasures of Bangkok! With only 48 hours to experience Bangkok, I started with the most obvious site in Bangkok – Grand Palace & […]

When In Amritsar…

Amritsar or Ambarsar happens to be one of my favorite destinations in India. When I look back on my travel memoirs, a myriad of emotions flood over my mind. HARMANDIR […]

A day in Nagpur

I landed in Nagpur, famously known as the city of oranges, to attend a wedding.  As the function was in the evening, I decided to utilize my time by getting […]

Shanghai – “upon the sea”

A two day trip to Shanghai, China’s global financial center and a transport hub with world’s busiest container port.  Shanghai sits on the south edge of the mouth of Yangtze River. The […]


After a hectic trip in Beijing, we packed our bags and headed to the railway station for our next destination Xi’an.  This was the first time we were travelling by […]


A two day trip to Beijing earlier known as Peking is the capital of People’s Republic of China.  The name Beijing also means Northern Capital.  We reached Beijing at night […]

Weekend Getaway to Mahabaleshwar

The heat was getting unbearable and there was nothing much to do during one of the weekends in Pune.  The very thought of fresh strawberry cream, sky hugging mountains, chilly […]


After a fantastic trip in Turkey, we took a flight to Dubai which was a stop over before heading back home.  We were stationed for only three days.  We checked in […]

Yogyakarta (famously called Jogja)

A trip to Yogyakarta which people lovingly call as Jogja.  We were stationed at Bandung for a day. We stayed at Hotel Marceilla in Bandung. Bandung is famous for factory […]

Langkawi : The Jewel of Kedah

Helang Kawi also famously known as Langkawi is a cluster of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea.  Helang Kawi means island of the reddish brown eagle.  On my flight to Malaysia, […]

A day in Penang

We spent a day in Penang before our departure to Langkawi.  We boarded the flight to Penang from Chennai airport.  We reached the city late night and checked in at […]

Kuala Lumpur : Home to Petronas Towers

When I think of Kuala Lumpur (KL) the only two things which come to my mind are food and shopping. It reminds me of mouthwatering Asian culinary traditions like freshly made […]

Delhi – Hanouz Dehli dour ast

Delhi, also known as Dilli and officially called National Capital Territory of Delhi is the capital of India.  The city with its historical past and vibrant present is built on the banks […]