Travel Blog

Hike to the Tiger’s Nest in Bhutan

Prelude The first time I saw the photo of the tiger’s nest, I thought it an optical illusion. I won’t be surprised if you think it as a photoshopped image. A set of buildings or monasteries perched on an extraordinary cliff in a dramatic fashion with the lushed green valley in the background. How did they build it there? This came across my mind instantly...

Perfect 4 Day Singapore Itinerary

Prelude Singapore is twice the size of Dhaka, the capital where I live. I know how small Dhaka is, and I can go from one end to another end of the city in 60 minutes if traffic permits! So, when I planned to visit Singapore, I got confused about the length of my stay.  1 day?  2 days, maybe?  3 days? Are you sure? 4 days? No way!  Interestingly...

Royal Botanical Park in Bhutan

Serendipity, it was! In Bhutan, public transportation is scarce. If you are a foreigner, you have to pre-book a tour package by paying the Government a fee. They will take care of everything – food, transportation, guide. I, as a Bangladeshi citizen, get to travel there without a guide. However, I had to rent a car to move around because of the lack of public...

Shwedagon Pagoda – Inside a World of Gold

Prelude I only had 5 hours in my hand in Yangon. I landed in the Airport at 3 in the evening. My bus to Bagan was 8 at night. So, I took a taxi from the airport which will directly take me to the Shwedagon Pagoda and drop me to the bus terminus for going to Bagan. I didn’t know what to expect from the Shwedagon Pagoda. I read that this is one of the major...

Exploring Coastal Towns – A Day Trip from Barcelona

I always dream of a moment.  I am inside a pretty train, and it is running along a coastal area. I can see the waves of the sea right from my window. A gusty wind is blowing my spectacle away. I can sense the salt on my tongue. At one point, I feel like touching the water from the window; I get down, enjoy my moments in the vastness. When I have enough, I get...

Montseny – A Day Trip from Barcelona

Whenever you read about a day trip from Barcelona, the first thing that comes to the list is Montserrat. By that time, I knew anything started with Mont means Mountains. I love the mountains. However, I don’t like crowded places. As much as Montserrat looked amazing, the review said it can get super crowded and expensive because of the cable cars. When I was...

15 Things to do in Barcelona

Prelude What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Barcelona? For me, it’s the face of Lionel Messi. So, when I heard about a gentleman named Antoni Gaudí, I was murmuring in disappointment. When I was in Barcelona, I saw his presence throughout the city. Such is his influence there. How did I not know his name before visiting there...

Victoria Memorial in Kolkata

21 things to do in Kolkata: A Guide to Kolkata

Prelude For many, Kolkata is the city of Joy. For me, this is a city near to my heart.  I fell in love with this city when I was very young.  I am from Bangladesh. People of Kolkata speak the same language like we do – Bangla or Bengali.  Our Capital is in Dhaka. I was born in Khulna, a major divisional city in Bangladesh. The distance between...

Delhi in 2 Days

There is a saying “Hanuz Dilli door ast.” means “Delhi is yet very far away!”  I have been hearing it since my very childhood. Unable to comprehend the inner significance of it, I always perceived Delhi as unreachable.  So, when I arrived in Delhi, I couldn’t believe my luck. I read so many stories about Delhi; the excitement passing through my vein was...

An Adventurous Day in El Nido

“Did you ever ride a bike?”  “Well, I have a driving license in Canada, I can drive.” – Janarthan replied with a wry smile.  “But, what about driving a bike?” “Yes, I rode bikes, too,” Umm. for me, it was a distinct tale. I can’t drive a car, I never rode a motorbike in my life. However, I have been riding a bicycle since 1993. I thought all the two...