Nacpan Beach, Philippines: A visual feast (Day 5)

Day 5 Destination We hired a scooter to see a bit of inland El Nido namely the white sand Nacpan Beach and the Nagkalit-Kalit waterfalls before returning back to our resort and sipping on cocktails. Wedding anniversary day well spent!! Breakfast of Champions We had three really great food experiences in Philippines and breakfast on … Continue reading Nacpan Beach, Philippines: A visual feast (Day 5)

Palawan, Philippines: A dream honeymoon destination

We recently spent 4 days in Palawan, Philippines (across El Nido & Puerto Princesa) to celebrate our wedding anniversary and the trip ended up being like a second honeymoon. So we thought we'll share a photo essay on why we think Palawan is a dream destination for a honeymoon / romantic getaway. Diversity of romantic locations … Continue reading Palawan, Philippines: A dream honeymoon destination

Island hopping in El Nido, Philippines (Day 4)

Day 4 Destination Finally, the famed El Nido and Island Hopping Tour A (lagoons & beaches). The best day on this trip bar none and one of the most epic days of our travel lives. This is one of those places you see on NatGeo and think "Wow, this place is one the same planet … Continue reading Island hopping in El Nido, Philippines (Day 4)

Chasing Sunrises and Underground Rivers: Philippines Day 3

Destination Our main destination for Day 3 was the Puerto Princesa Underground River National Park, home to one of the world's longest underground rivers. Our hotel somehow managed to get an underground river tour permit for us on a Sunday so we could take this tour, big props to them. The tour was scheduled to … Continue reading Chasing Sunrises and Underground Rivers: Philippines Day 3

Philippines Day 2: Seafood & Island Scenery in Puerto Princesa

The destination: We started off our day by heading to the Manila domestic terminal (Terminal 4) for our early morning flight to Puerto Princesa, the largest city in the island of Palawan. Palawan was voted  world's best island 2 years in a row as ranked by Travel & Leisure Magazine and frequented by celebrities & some of … Continue reading Philippines Day 2: Seafood & Island Scenery in Puerto Princesa

Philippines Day 1: Travelling to Manila

Day 1 Destination Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. We flew Oman Air from London Heathrow via Muscat and our definition of a day is a block of 24 hours as we saw 3 timezones in quick succession. Very few pictures as the day was spent transiting. Lessons Learnt Oman Air economy class is … Continue reading Philippines Day 1: Travelling to Manila

Belur Math Temple & Howrah, India

Best Time to Visit: October - December Howrah is home to the biggest & busiest railway station in the eastern part of India & is the preferred station for anyone visiting the city of Kolkata (which lies just across the Howrah bridge). It's an awesome place for railfans to spend hours looking at trains. Outside … Continue reading Belur Math Temple & Howrah, India

Kolkata Public Transit Guide

Travelling within most major Indian cities is difficult if you are not local to that city & Kolkata is not an exception. Infact with the multitude of public transit options in Kolkata, there is a higher chance of getting confused on how to get around. But if you know your way around the options available … Continue reading Kolkata Public Transit Guide