Today’s plan was to do one part of the Sin Ho valley loop. We took the longer route to reach Sin Ho town as you can see in the map.
Today’s plan was to start our motorcycle trip from Lao Cai railway station to Sapa and final halt at Lai Chau. We had travelled by the night train from Hanoi and reached Lao Cai around 5.30 in the morning. [Read more…]
A trip to Vietnam was inevitable since I have been living in Cambodia for sometime. And in the month of November, I travelled to North Vietnam for two weeks. This was a motorcycle trip and the rough itinerary was Hanoi – Sapa – Ha Giang – Dong Van – Meo Vac – Cao Bang – Hanoi [Read more…]
After Kaza, it was time to start the return journey to Shimla and today’s plan was to explore Pin Valley and Dhankar and stay in Tabo for the night. Pin valley is often less travelled compared to Kaza and Kibber, which is a bit strange because I found Pin valley to be absolutely breathtaking. Check the pictures below, which don’t do justice to the beauty that I witnessed.
Today was the last day at Angkor and I had 11 temples on my Angkor Day 3 list. Looked like a daunting task but possible with an early start. I already had a motorcycle to cut short the time duration between temples. [Read more…]
This guide is more relevant to people living in Phnom Penh or people thinking of moving to Phnom Penh. I have very few inputs for Siem Reap and I hope to add more as I continue living in this beautiful country. [Read more…]
After a memorable stay in Rakcham, it was time to head towards Kaza and Kibber in Spiti valley through a long drive of 225 kms. The roads are mostly good (as per mountain standards) and bad in some sections. [Read more…]
Plan for Angkor Day 2 was to explore Phnom Kulen National Park and Banteay Srei temple. This was going to be little different than Day 1 as today’s plan involved more of riding, which I was looking forward to.
The first objective of Angkor Day 1 was to view the sunrise at Angkor Wat. I had planned my activities for today around this event. [Read more…]
For the last two months, I have been living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and I am loving every bit of it. There is this strange feeling of being at home in Phnom Penh and this place just isn’t letting me miss home. Many times, I feel like I am living in India. [Read more…]
Chitkul is the last Indian village near the Indo-China border and is only 12 kms from Rakcham. The road to Chitkul is often closed and it was closed the previous day too because of snow. Fortunately the weather was perfect today with clear skies and sunshine.
Money cannot always buy you the best view. And that statement becomes more true as you start going to less explored places. Hotel Rupin River View is probably the only hotel in Rakcham and you will be spellbound by the views from this small paradise. This is the best view I ever had in my travels so far.