Two Weeks in Thailand

I spent the last 2 weeks in Thailand, on vacation from my India internship. Unlike the last time, when I was primarily in the north, this time I explored some of the islands in the south with a girlfriend I had met in Chiang Mai two months ago. It was a glorious two weeks filled…

Happy Holi!

I’m a little late on this – Holi was actually last Wednesday…but it was my first Holi celebration in India and it was a ton of fun 🙂 Here’s to celebrating India’s vibrant festival of colors!!

Un Peu de Français à Pondicherry

This past weekend, I traveled 8 hours east to the cute little coastal town of Pondicherry in the state of Tamil Nadu. Famous for its French influence (it is a former French colony) and Auroville international community, Pondicherry is a laid-back relaxing getaway. It doesn’t provide the kind of paradise that most people look for…

Me in the Newspaper?!??!

The funniest things happen here. Two days ago, it was one of the intern (Leah)’s last day in Bangalore. To bid her farewell, a few of us got together at a hotel near our apartment where a friend happened to be performing with his band. But what seemed to be a low-key night with a…

India – One Month In

I can’t believe it’s already been a little over a month since I first arrived in Bangalore. Time flies so fast I’m beginning to realize that 5 months is not enough to really get to know India. This country is so broad, so diverse, I now know I cannot judge it through a short stay…

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2013

Lonely Planet just published a great free e-book for facebook and twitter followers on Travel Destinations for 2013. Check it out here. It’s also really interesting to read the interviews of founders of different travel guide publications. Here are some of my favorite quotes from Tony Wheeler (co-founder of Lonely Planet): “It’s only when you…

A Weekend in Hampi

Hampi is a small town in the northern part of the state of Karnataka, famous for its boulder-strewn landscape and temple ruins. Once the capital of the Vijayanagar empire, it is now a popular tourist destination for both Indians and foreigners who come to visit the remnants of this holy city’s prosperous past.