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Asia is a beautiful continent to visit whatever time of year. It’s diverse, vibrant and full of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. From the friendly monkeys who bathe in the hot springs near Nagano, the full moon parties in Thailand, the daily Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong and kayaking in Ha Long Bay’s caves, there’s so much to see and do in Asia. Spring is a great time to visit Asia. Of course, there is huge geographical…

At first, when I glanced at Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu, it felt oddly out of place. The entire square area appeared as if somebody had dropped in a small plaza at the centre of old town of Kathmandu. While the area outside looked chaotic and bustling with people constantly moving around, the square wore a pleasant old day charm. The contradicting vibes made Durbar square in Patan more alluring. After trekking to Ghorepani, it…

For a country the same size of Wales, Sri Lanka has plenty of attractions which can be best-covered overland. With a reasonably good network of roads, getting around Sri Lanka is quite simple and extremely affordable as well. There are plenty of buses and trains from the major cities, but to reach the interiors it is advisable to either drive or hire a car with a driver. This is not only inexpensive, it gives you…

Travel is not about the destinations alone. It is a journey on both the physical and mental levels. Being on the road sometimes challenges us physically, and the other times, travel takes us through a whole series of emotions, from happiness to anger to extreme remorse. During my travels in Nepal, I had such day that took me on an emotional ride. I got a chance to witness the open cremation at Pashupatinath temple in…