Month: July 2017

The Poonhill Trek Day 3 – Ghorepani to Tadapani: Annapurna trail in Naturally Nepal!

This blog is the account of the third day at the Poonhill Trek in Nepal, famous internationally for the astounding views of the Annapurna range viz. Dhaulagiri and the awe inspiring fishtail pinnacle of Machhapuchhre. It is a 4 part series. Link to other blogs from the series are in the footnote. Day 3rd of …

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The Poonhill Trek Day 2- Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani: Annapurna trail in Naturally Nepal

The second day of the Poonhill Trek was the most difficult.  We were supposed to climb 3767 stairs, mostly uphill. I have trekked much harder than this during the Everest Base Camp trek in 2015. However, I was not prepared for 3767 steps. After completing successful Everest Base Camp trek, I had not done a …

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The Poonhill Trek Day 1- Nayapul to Tikhedhunga : Annapurna trail in Naturally Nepal

This blog is the account of the first day at the Poonhill Trek in Nepal, famous internationally for the astounding views of the Annapurna range viz. Dhaulagiri and the awe inspiring fishtail pinnacle of Machhapuchhre. It was a relatively easy day made difficult by the harsh sun. We passed through green pastures, gurgling water streams …

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Weekend Trip from Delhi – Tracing Begum Samru’s footprints in Sardhana near Meerut.

This story is about Begum Samru of Sardhana near Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Read on to know small town Sardhana’s connection with Europe! As our van stopped at Raja Shikanji near Modinagar for breakfast, I had a sense of déjà vu recalled, that a few years ago I was sitting at the same place having dinner …

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#MyGrationStory of an Indian pastry chef aboard the Majestic Princess of Princess Cruise.

While I enjoyed my 4 days of cruise from Dubai (UAE) to Kochi (India) aboard the Majestic Princess, I came across staff of many nationalities working as one despite the difference in cultures, languages, values, habits and personalities. The staff lives away from their families and nation for months on end. They have no option …

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Review of Thamel’s first and oldest hotel: Kathmandu Guest House, Nepal.

Review of Thamel’s first and oldest hotel: Kathmandu Guest House, Nepal. KATHMANDU GUEST HOUSE, located in the heart of bustling Thamel in Kathmandu, Nepal is a great stay option.  In 2015, after finishing Everest Base Camp successfully, I stayed in Thamel for a week. Kathmandu Guest House was often the landmark every time I asked …

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