The Madurai Meenakshi temple: a travel guide

The Madurai Meenakshi temple: a travel guide

The Madurai Meenakshi temple in Tamil Nadu in the south of India is one of those temples that you can not describe in words. It’s a place that you need to experience with all your senses. The sounds of the temple bells, the smell of 

Kerala itinerary: 3 weeks in Kerala India

Kerala itinerary: 3 weeks in Kerala India

In this post I will share with you a 3 week Kerala itinerary. Kerala is a small state in South India that promotes itself as God’s own country. With its palm-fringed backwaters, pristine beaches, spectacular nature and delicious food it indeed comes pretty close to 

Backpacking Kerala: the ultimate travel guide

Backpacking Kerala: the ultimate travel guide

This post is a travel guide about backpacking Kerala in India. Kerala’s tourism board promotes this small state in the South of India as God’s own country.  I don’t often agree with such promotion slogans, but backpacking Kerala was indeed coming pretty close to my 

Places to visit in Fort Kochi India

Places to visit in Fort Kochi India

This post is about the best places to visit in Fort Kochi. Fort Kochi, or Cochin, is an important port city on the South Indian Coast and the cultural capital of Kerala. Most places to visit in Fort Kochi are closely linked to the colonial 

The best backwaters in Kerala India

The best backwaters in Kerala India

This post is about the best backwaters in Kerala. I heard so much about the famous backwaters in Kerala that I was dying to go there. This was only enhanced by the amount of Bollywood movies recorded in the palm fringed canals. For me, the backwaters 

Munroe Island: A homestay in Kerala’s backwaters

Munroe Island: A homestay in Kerala’s backwaters

This post is about Munroe Island and my wonderful homestay experience with Vijeesh and his family. Munroe Island in Kerala was a place I accidentally found out about. Travelling always gives you welcoming surprises, sometimes in the most unexpected remote places in this world.  While 

Things to do in Varkala: Kerala’s beach paradise

Things to do in Varkala: Kerala’s beach paradise

This post is about the best things to do in Varkala. A small beach town in Kerala with a laidback atmosphere that has lots to offer for travellers. Varkala is perched high on a red sandstone cliff with sweeping views over the ocean. I thought 

The Southern Coast of Sri Lanka: a travel guide

The Southern Coast of Sri Lanka: a travel guide

The palm fringed beaches and colonial beach towns make the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka a popular destination for visitors to this country. Sri Lanka is often called the pearl of the Indian Ocean and when you travel along the Southern Coast you understand why. 

The best Sri Lanka safari: Minneriya, Udawalawe or Yala

The best Sri Lanka safari: Minneriya, Udawalawe or Yala

This post is a travel guide about the best national parks in Sri Lanka and whether you should choose to visit Minneriya, Udawalawe or Yala for your Sri Lanka safari. They are among the best places to go on a Sri Lanka safari and each 

The Kandy to Ella train: a guide to Sri Lanka’s tea country

The Kandy to Ella train: a guide to Sri Lanka’s tea country

This post is a guide on everything you need to know about the Kandy to Ella train. This famous train ride is advertised to be one of the most spectacular train journeys in the world. Why take the Kandy to Ella train? I love trains 

The cultural triangle of Sri Lanka: a 4 day itinerary

The cultural triangle of Sri Lanka: a 4 day itinerary

This post is a travel guide to the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka with a 4 day itinerary including places like Sigiriya, Pollonaruwa, Anuradhapura and Dambulla. “Most tourists only come for Sri Lanka’s beaches and few make it all the way out here, explained the 

Bardiya National Park in Nepal: a travel guide

Bardiya National Park in Nepal: a travel guide

Bardiya National Park is the biggest proof that Nepal is much more than mountains alone. Besides the high peaks of the Himalayas, Nepal also has lush jungles full of wildlife. One of my favourite jungle areas is Bardiya National Park. Bardiya National Park lies in