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Tunisia for adventure lovers

Tunisia for adventure lovers

You may enjoy a hopping off point for day-trippers, but Tunisia has a lot to offer those who travel to the country in the hope of experiencing something new.
While adventure sports like parasailing, banana boats, desert dune buggies are all very much on the menu, there are some alternative adventures that are quite specific to this exciting country, too.
Tunisia

Paint the town red,

The forgotten Silk Route – Jelep La

This is the fifth post in this batch of Guest-post series on this site. The contributions are from people like you and me but not necessarily from the blogging world. We see, observe and experience many mundane things in our daily life. The flavours are different but the interest is common in these posts … and that is Travel.
Over to Korak Basu.
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East Sikkim is a place of virgin beauty. Most of us are unaware of the rich flora and fauna and wildlife of this region. So there we were- a group of enthusiastic travel-men ready to trace the forgotten silk route of east Sikkim. Before the Chinese aggression, Jelep La used to be the main trade route between India and Tibet.

We took an evening train from Kolkata and landed up in New Jalpaiguri Station the next morning. It was a Friday- Good Friday to be more specific. We had already hired a van (courtesy- Sebastian Pradhan of Rishi Eco Tourism Resort) and in no time were on our way to Rishikhola. We reached there around 1 pm after witnessing a Good Friday mass in Pedang.

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The resort was just

Postcard from Nepal

This is the fourth post in this batch of Guest-post series on this site. The contributions are from people like you and me but not necessarily from the blogging world. We see, observe and experience many mundane things in our daily life. The flavours are different but the interest is common in these posts … and that is Travel.
Over to Manu Sharma.
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Recently I got chance to visit NEPAL. I always wanted to visit Nepal for travel especially after viewing pictures of Nepal’s mighty Himalayas. This time I was lucky enough to visit tourist city of Pokhara which is popular destination in Nepal for trekking in Annapurna Conservation area. Apart from traveling and photography, I love writing postcards and sending to my friends when I visit some new travel destination. Collecting postcards and stamps is also one of my fav hobby.

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Picture postcards in a stall

For postcards lovers, Nepal is Heavenly place. Upon arriving in Pokhara the very first thing that excited my eyes

Most Photographed Places & Things in India

Most Photographed Places & Things in India

This is the first post in this batch of Guest-post series on this site. The contributions are from people like you and me but not necessarily from the blogging world. We see, observe and experience many mundane things in our daily life. The flavours are different but the interest is common in these posts … and that is Travel.
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Over the years, with its vibrant colours, extreme diversity in culture and immense architectural influence from various rulers, India has come to be known as one of the most favourable destinations to get snapping! So if you are budding photographer or just a curious traveller, be assured that India is going to keep you on your toes! Here are some of the most photographed locations and things that will make great photo opportunities.
1. Taj Mahal– There is no doubt that this wonderful monument has put India on the international travel map not only for its historical significance but also for acute architectural details. Taj Mahal is best photographed early morning or just as the sun starts descending to get beautiful soft light on it. Try the forced perspectives of holding it on your palm or plan accordingly to catch it on a full moon night.
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Tajmahal …

5 Things You Won’t Expect On Your First Trip To India

Note:This is a guest post by Anil Polat, who writes at foxnomad. Anil Polat, is a traveler and travel enthusiast who has spent his entire life traveling, studying cultures, and picking up tricks along the way.

Here it goes.

India is a traveler’s dream but also place that can make amateurs out of even the most seasoned vagabonds. Once you’re in India you’ll be whisked away, for better or for worse, and it’s best to expect these 5 things you won’t. On my several trips to the country I’ve never been disappointed and still recall my first time there fondly. Travelers have many things to love and learn, quite quickly I might add, while trekking around the world’s largest democracy.

1. You Will Be Overwhelmed
India will overwhelm your senses and quickly. Depending on your country of origin you’ll be taken aback by the shear number of people… everywhere. There are sounds, sights, tastes, that hit you and you’ve barely seen anything on your first morning out. It’s difficult to properly mentally prepare (and most do try to) because the sensory overload is