The 20 year old umbrella

My father has always preferred to keep things around. When we were growing up, he insisted on fixing broken things, even if it meant spending more than its original price on repairs in the long run. Our school shoes, for example, were sent off to the local cobbler every time the strap broke or the … Continue reading The 20 year old umbrella

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That time you almost caught a thief

Dear Reader, My mum and dad have come to spend late summer with us, and it's been...surprisingly interesting. The thing is, when you live with your parents for an extended period of time after a few years of living by yourself, you notice some changes. The most obvious one is their sorted sleeping schedule. The … Continue reading That time you almost caught a thief

Just A&E Things

Dear Reader, All our best trips end with my ending up in an Emergency room somewhere. It's happened so many times that it's not a coincidence any more; it's a proven fact. My sibling swears that I've always been clumsy, awkward and accident-prone, and my parents never took me to emergency departments back in India "because … Continue reading Just A&E Things

The other side of Bohol, Philippines

Dear Reader, This is going to be an emotional, somewhat rambly post, possibly depressing. But this experience has affected me deeply, so please bear with me as I come to terms with it in the only way I know how: by writing about it. As many of you know, we visited Bohol on Day 7 … Continue reading The other side of Bohol, Philippines

Katara’s Trip to the Philippines

First guest post! Katara, our dearest friend, flew all the way from Singapore to meet us in Philippines during the last leg of our trip. Being the awesome person that she is, she brought lots of delicious snacks, extra earrings and her signature sense of humour with her. All the memories we have of Philippines … Continue reading Katara’s Trip to the Philippines

Our visa-free year of travel: The background

Note for our dear readers: This post is a rant & provides background for why we decided to travel visa-free for a year and a half. We're going to provide our best pictures from our last visa based trip (across France & Switzerland) as an incentive for reading 🙂 Also, what's a blog without a … Continue reading Our visa-free year of travel: The background

That time when you hiccuped for an hour in Washington State

Time for another Yolek travel story. Till date we've lost our passports and thrown up on a boat in Florida but were woefully underprepared for visiting the fiery depths of hell in cool and placid Washington state of all places. So let's place ourselves in Yolek's shoes spending a long weekend at the faux-Bavarian village … Continue reading That time when you hiccuped for an hour in Washington State

Day 12: A Breathtaking Torridon Hike

Day 12 Destination My most ambitious hike for the entire trip saw me walking a shade over 20 KM to traverse the drop-dead gorgeous hike of Coire Mhic Fhearchair (which I've already waxed about in our main post). The day's sights, sounds and feelings make up the most of this post. Day 12 Travel Map Day 12 … Continue reading Day 12: A Breathtaking Torridon Hike

Travelling to Torridon Scotland (Day 11)

Date: 8th July, 2016 Day 11 Destination: Spent the day travelling from Aberlour in Northeast Scotland to the village of Torridon in Northwest Scotland. Decided to head for Torridon on super-short notice (woke up & decided to go to Torridon) but I was really excited as I'd read some great things about NW Scotland. Day … Continue reading Travelling to Torridon Scotland (Day 11)

Around Speyside Distilleries in a day – Part 2 (Day 10)

Continued from Part 1, main post here. Travel Map Lessons Learnt Many parts of Scotland are poorly connected: I left off the previous post having got on a bus chock full of ladies & shopping bags. It was surprising as I had taken the same bus completely empty a few hours back. The passengers all … Continue reading Around Speyside Distilleries in a day – Part 2 (Day 10)