Walking, the Essence of My Travels

Ever since I can remember, walking has been my expression for happiness, curiosity and departure. Growing up amidst the beautiful hills of Shillong, in Northeast India, walking wasn’t as therapeutic as it is today. It was the only way of getting around the town; we used to walk to college, to weekend gatherings, to reluctant…

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Tile Tales of Andalusia, Spain

As I walked around southern Spain’s Andalusia district, the one thing that kept me company was the multi-coloured, geometric tiles. Initially, it was their attractive patterns that drew me towards them. Usually in two or three colours, these tiles are seen lightly bordering the edges of windows, or visibly etched into palatial walls. Their psychedelic…

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Madrid in a Day

It is a very busy city. Committing only 24 hours in Spain’s capital, Madrid, can be a challenge. It certainly was for me. I started early, stocked up on breakfast, packed a bottle of water, grabbed a map of Madrid, slipped in my Madrid Card and bid goodbye to my hotel room. There is much to…

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Photo Story: First Glances of the Sepia Town of Segovia, Spain

There must be a word for it—something warmer than overwhelmed and real than magic. And that word would perfectly encapsulate the essence of Segovia for me. The stark vacuum of the barren lands stared at me. After the concrete layers of Madrid, I wasn’t ready of the contrast. As the car drove closer to the…

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My Top 12 Travel Moments From 2015

2015 has been an incredible year. From meeting some of my favourite writers to travelling surreal wonderlands, I really couldn’t have asked for anything better. It has been a steeper learning curve too. Some of the most important things I learnt was to say no to free work, developing a thick skin and accepting the…

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Photo Story: A Morning Stroll in Córdoba, Spain

It was a place like no other—Córdoba. While doing my preliminary research on Spain, something about Córdoba made me feel fuzzy and warm. And after my visit, I knew I would be happy to return for many weeks to this friendly town. A small town in Spain’s Andalusia’s district, Córdoba is famous for the Mosque-Cathedral,…

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