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Bird and animals in Indian culture

The animal kingdom is not separate to the human realm in Indian culture and mythology. Both Hindu and Buddhist beliefs situate humans, animals, and birds on the same plane of existence, sharing cycles of reincarnation. In India, sacred animals are highly visible in everyday life as they are venerated. Both wild and domesticated animals also play a prominent role in …

Indian films that will make you fall in love with the country

If you’re planning a trip to India, one of the best things to do while you wait for your departure day is to immerse yourself in books and films about the country, its history, and people. These days Bollywood films have a very high profile around the world but the local film industry is more diverse than you might think. …

Architectural wonders of India

When you think of India you probably think of the color and vibrancy of the arts, crafts and textiles, the rich and sometimes spicy variety of delicious foods and the hustle and bustle of some of the world’s busiest cities. But do you think of India as a place featuring some of the most spectacular and stunning architectural wonders of the …

Our five favorite street foods from India and Asia

When you’re travelling, there’s nothing more rewarding than a stroll through the bustling streets of the towns and cities of the country you’re exploring. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of a new culture, up close and personal. While you’re wandering, people watch and check out the tasty morsels of street food vendors cook up on the side …

How to spend Christmas in Japan

Christmas in Japan is a delightful secular festival of fun, food, shopping and magical illumination. If you’re looking for a uniquely different travel destination this festive season, Japan offers something typically quirky and special to enjoy. Christmas dinner for couples and families Image courtesy of kimuburt via Flickr For young people, Christmas Eve is celebrated much like Valentine’s Day is …

The best of Bali’s hidden secrets

Chances are if you haven’t been to Bali you’ll know someone who has. It’s been a favorite of travelers for generations. Visitors love the laidback ambience and the friendly locals, not to mention the stunning beaches. But don’t be afraid to explore the Bali that most tourists never see. Here’s your guide to the best bits of Bali that are …

Top 5 places to visit in Vietnam

Vietnam has an interesting history – from colonial outpost to civil war to tropical wonderland. While its past is omnipresent, it’s a holiday destination that is also forged in the modern day world. While one could spend months ambling up the thin coastline of Vietnam if you’ve only got a short time, here are five places that you shouldn’t miss. …

Women’s Tour of India

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The best places to visit in Laos

Laos is landlocked, encircled by China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar. It manages to blend the best of each into its own unique culture. Like its neighbors, Laos has magnificent sights, smells and tastes, all without the overwhelming pace and sounds. This makes it a truly relaxing place to explore and enjoy the wonders of Southeast Asia. In this post, …

What to do when in Havana

When in Havana in Cuba there are a few things that you simply must do. Take a ride in a vintage car One of the first things you notice about your Cuba is the cars. It’s like you’ve walked onto a set of Happy Days, with brightly coloured vintage American cars everywhere. Even if you’re not a motor enthusiast it’s …

Marc and Neil

Well, we’re back from our four month Grand World Voyage with a lifetime of memories. Many of our most favorite are of our eight day excursion in India. Everything went exactly as planned. The car was at Delhi airport waiting for us when we arrived and the hotel reservations were perfect. We had an excellent driver and knowledgeable, friendly guides. The …

Mark

My wife and kids (ages 18, 22, and 24) and I just arrived home from two truly special weeks in India. We can’t thank you enough for all the time and attention you spent arranging this trip for us. We’re not novice travelers and expect that things won’t always go as planned, but this trip went with nary a hitch. …