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Slice of Heaven – Iceland

Reykjavik: Icelandic Air flies non-stop from Boston to Keflavik. If you plan on renting a car from the airport, make sure the pick up location is Keflavik airport, not Reykjavik airport. Stay : BB 44 guesthouse is about 35 mins drive from the airport in a town called Kopavugar. Great hospitality. Highlights: Past mid-night sunset and view […]

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Frenetic City of Holiness – Siem Reap !!

It was deep into the month of December. Siem Reap was still screeching hot and humid !! A backpackers’ paradise, the city offers One dollar accommodations and fifty-cent beers to cool off. If you want to enjoy these luxuries, stay at Garden Village Guesthouse. You will never be alone at this hostel, just like every other backpacker […]

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Spain in Two weeks – Itinerary

I visited Spain the last two weeks of December. Although the beaches were out of scope and had to wear jacket in north, it is a great time to go, if you want to avoid tourists and manage the budget. It is certainly cheaper to travel in the winter. Madrid: One can easily spend a […]

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Bangkok and Surroundings in 4 Days !

Fly into Bangkok and get visa on arrival. For Indian passport holders, they give 30-day stay on arrival. The line gets long, but the process is fairly straight forward. Only thing to keep in mind is, at the Bangkok airport, the money exchangers don’t take Indian Rupees for Baht. So, I used the US dollars […]

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Negambo, Sri Lanka

Negambo beach is just outside the Colombo international Airport. Nice location to begin or finish the trip to Sri Lanka. I took train from Kandy to veyangoda and bus to Airport and another bus to Negambo. The train ride down the mountain (Kandy is about 400m above sea level) to plain was just spectacular. Even […]

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Sri Lanka for First-Timers

Don’t pass Sri Lanka for a small country (Island) that doesn’t offer much to do. Especially among South Indians, there is a perception that Sri Lanka is similar to Tamil Nadu or has resemblance to Kerala. Well, there is some truth to it. The country is not entirely different from South India but if you […]

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