Show Respect & Preserve Goa’s Heritage

Recently, I was reading an article on how photographers and Instagrammers are ruining Panjim’s famous Fontainhas, ignoring locals’ requests not to disturb them. This reminded me of my own trip to Panjim, where I saw hundreds of photographers armed with their mobiles and DSLRs creating a nuisance for local residents in the beautiful Fontainhas area. In our fun moment, we conveniently ignore that our actions might go against the culture and way of life of the locals. What kind of pleasure do people get by ignoring local people’s requests? Even a “no photography” request sign fails to deter the tourists. I myself
have witnessed it. We should always respect the local people and their culture while on our trips.

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Encounter With Wild Flowers In Thailand

Before embarking on an ambitious trip to Laos, I stayed near Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok for a day. Surrounded by trees and lush greenery, this place was quite enticing and beautiful. I could not stop myself from capturing several photos from various angles. I was excited to see a wide variety of flowers near my hotel, but failed to identify many of them and hence I took their pictures. Could you help me
identify these beautiful flowers ?

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Win A Trip To Maldives

Velana International Airport is running a mega travel competition on its all social media pages. And the rules are pretty simple to follow. The prizes are really amazing but don’t forget to read the rules before participating in the contest.

For Facebook, you can participate here.

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Good luck to everyone !

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How To Explore Langkawi’s Eagle Square

Malaysia’s Langkawi is replete with splendid spots. One of them is Eagle Square, which is also known as Dataran Lang. It is a man-made structure, which is the symbol of Langkawi.
The massive sculpture of an eagle poised to take flight is definitely eye-catching and absolutely stunning. The 12 meter tall sculpture at Eagle Square attracts hundreds of tourists everyday, thanks to its amazing design. One of the iconic structures of Langkawi, the statue is surrounded by waters and bridges that provide mesmerizing views to tourists. The massive eagle sculpture greets everyone who comes to Kuah by ferry. The afternoon here could be too hot. So it is advisable to visit the place either in the morning or evening. As I was staying in Tubotel hostel, I rented a taxi and reached the place along with my friend. After spending 40 minutes there, I returned to my hostel. It is a beautiful place, which I recommend you to visit.

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Win A Trip To Australia

This is global giveaway but don’t forget to read the terms and conditions carefully.

It also includes flights, campervan rental, travel insurance, accommodation, tours and more.

All the best to all participants.

Participate here.

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Because Experiences Matter !!!

Lots of people suggested me to visit Panjim’s Joseph Bar. It was early morning and the staff was not interested in me. They might have figured out this guy won’t spend much here. And I too realized this is not my kind of place. So I ordered a beer, finished it quickly and left the place after clicking few images. The interior part of the bar was very impressive. Soon I reached a hole-in-the-mole bar (since 1976). Ordered a beer and started conversation with the owner of the bar. When I asked him why people recommended Joseph Bar ? He just smiled. He told me It is crazy. All most all the tourists spend money there. Don’t we have a right to survive, he asked me ? My answer was – of course, yes, that’s why I am here. Ordered another beer with some snack. After spending around one hour I left for my room.

Have you been to Joseph Bar ?

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When Nature Leaves You Speechless

The following images prove that nature can be spectacular in any part of the world. As I always believe, if you explore new places, you will encounter with such unexpected beauty. The more you walk, the more you see. Hence I decided to head towards Fortress Hohensalzburg and the results are here. Which one is your favourite image ? Please let me know in the comments section.

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Ultimate Travel Competition By Hostel World

Hostel World has compiled some of the world’s best hostels and you have to chose the best one.
The winners can win the following prizes.
Qatarairways – 1 x return economy class ticket with Qatar Airways to any destination on their network.
worldnomads – 1 x travel insurance policy from up to the value of €150.
G Adventures – – A voucher of £1,500 towards a ‘Roamies’ trip by Hostelworld & G Adventures which can be used by multiple travelers.

You can participate here.

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A Bird’s-Eye View Of Salzburg

Glorious views of Salzburg from the world famous Fortress Hohensalzburg. I will later write a detailed blog post why one should include this mighty fortress in his/her itinerary.

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Salzburg’s Beautiful Leopoldskron Pond

I just returned from a short trip to the Austrian city of Salzburg. This trip was organized by the Austrian Embassy, New Delhi and it was part of a competition organized on their Facebook page. I have captured a number of images and it is not possible to include them in a single blog post. The first post of my trip is about Leopoldskron pond, which is not far away from the Old Town of Salzburg. Probably the best place in Salzburg to relax and immerse in the stunning views of the pond, where one can spot a number of wildlife creatures such as ducks and swans. Situated against the backdrop of the bewitching Leopoldskron Palace as well as Hohensalzburg Fortress, this picturesque pond is 650 meters long and 220 meters wide. The driver of my hop-on and hop-off bus service dropped me near the pond. I was mesmerized by the sheer beauty of the place and did not even notice how my half an hour passed. From there, I walked towards Hohensalzburg Fortress. I also spotted few anglers, who were soaking up the sun. More posts on Salzburg trip is coming up !

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