Billy Goat Trails, VA

It is almost hard to believe there are some beautiful trails within reach from Washington D.C. Even, if you are visiting the city only for a few days, Great Falls is a wonderful escape from D.C’s “architecture/historic” tours. One can access Great Falls National Park either from Virginia or Maryland side. But, if you looking …

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Easiest entry after a long process – Canada

I landed in Canada for the first time after living in the USA for more than a decade. Getting Canadian tourist visa on Indian passport used to be a two-day process. However, just recently in late 2012 they decided to slow things down. After a 6-week long process and a generous 3-yr multiple entry, here …

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Tak Bat Luang Prabang – Silence is the Code

Tak bat luang prabang

Luang Prabang, Laos at 5:30AM – Locals and curious tourists gather on the streets. It’s Tak Bat in Luang Prabang. Fellow tourists read about it online and line up there with camera. After all, you haven’t experienced the core of the Laos and Luang Prabang culture if you haven’t witness this scene. Tak Bat Luang …

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