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Jordan: Wadi Rum & Dead Sea Day-3 and 4
Half-Day in Petra We had one more day in Petra before our drive towards Amman and the Dead Sea area. We decided to visit the sites that we missed in Day-2 , and then also explore Wadi Rum. "Wadi Rum" is Arabic for "Valley of the Moon", and it is a desert la...
Jordan: Wadi Rum & Dead Sea Day-3 and 4
Jordan: Wadi Rum & Dead Sea Day-3 and 4
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Jordan: Petra Day-1 and 2
Pre-Trip Planning To be honest, Jordan was not the first choice when we were planning our next trip. We were toying with the Philippines or Israel. When my wife was leaning towards Israel because she wanted to see the Dead Sea, the next thought was "Why not...
Jordan: Petra Day-1 and 2
Jordan: Petra Day-1 and 2
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The Himalayan Desert: Ladakh - Day 3 & 4
Day-3: The Road To Pangong-Tso Pangong Tso is a large lake east of Leh, close to the China border. The lake had always been a tourist spot, but it has exploded in popularity after the Bollywood movie "3 Idiots". In the summer time, the lake is teeming with ...
The Himalayan Desert: Ladakh - Day 3 & 4
The Himalayan Desert: Ladakh - Day 3 & 4
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The Himalayan Desert: Ladakh - Day 1 & 2
Ladakh is the eastern district in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, bordered by Kargil to the west, Himachal Pradesh to the south & Tibet to the east. The region has a dry, "cold desert" climate, and is very sparsely populated. Leh is the capital city, and if l...
The Himalayan Desert: Ladakh - Day 1 & 2
The Himalayan Desert: Ladakh  - Day 1 & 2
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Dubrovnik to Split & Back: Day-4 and 5 in Croatia
The next day, after a nice breakfast at the Hotel Komodor in Dubrovnik, we got into the Peugeot 308, and off we went to Split. I had Google Maps showing the way, and the route took us over the Dubrovnik bridge, and followed the beautiful Adriatic coastline....
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Dubrovnik: Day-3 & 4 in Croatia
The next day mid-morning, after checking out of the Double Tree Hotel in Zagreb, we headed straight to the restaurant recommended by the Bosnian taxi driver . Gladne-Oci was a short walk from the hotel, and we settled down for an early lunch. At Gladne-Oci,...
Dubrovnik: Day-3 & 4 in Croatia
Dubrovnik: Day-3 & 4 in Croatia
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Zagreb & Pltvice: Day-1 and 2 in Croatia
We landed in Zagreb, Croatia on a rainy Saturday afternoon in July 2016. This being our first trip to Eastern Europe, I was getting a " Kings Ottokar's Spectre " vibe. Like Tintin, we traveled via Frankfurt, Germany. Unlike Tintin, the pilot did not throw u...
Zagreb & Pltvice: Day-1 and 2 in Croatia
Zagreb & Pltvice: Day-1 and 2 in Croatia
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Exploring Zagreb, Croatia
We landed in Zagreb, Croatia on a rainy Saturday afternoon in July 2016. This being our first trip to Eastern Europe, I was getting a " Kings Ottokar's Spectre " vibe. Like Tintin, we traveled via Frankfurt, Germany. Unlike Tintin, the pilot did not throw u...
Exploring Zagreb, Croatia
Exploring Zagreb, Croatia
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Cambodia Travelouges Part 3: Kbal Spean and Bantey Srei
While in Siem Reap, we were staying at a nice boutique hotel called "Indochine Pavillion".  Thanks to a guide book in the hotel, we came to know of a place known as "The River of a Thousand Lingas", a.k.a. Kbal Spean. It sounded like an interesting place to...
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Cambodia Travelouges Part Two: Angkor Thom & Ta Phrom
While I wrote about the more famous Angkor Wat visit earlier in part one of this series, this post is about a series of temples & monuments that we visited after seeing the majestic sunrise at Angkor Wat. Angkor Thom, which in Khmer means "Royal City" is a ...
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