In Search of Hygge in Copenhagen

The summer sun turned the canal waters orange-golden. It was late evening but felt like early afternoon with a cool breeze. My first evening in Scandinavia had become a favourite memory already. Around me, the pier adjoining to Strandgade and Inderhavnsbroen in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, was brimming with young adults enjoying the late sunset…

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What To Do On New Zealand’s North Island

When you picture New Zealand, you likely imagine snow-capped mountains, sparkling glaciers, lush forests, and more sheep than you can count. These are accurate scenes from the South Island, which undoubtedly gets more attention than its northern counterpart. This isn’t to say that the North Island is any less exciting, however. With our recommendations, we…

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A Guide to Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara is probably Nepal’s most touristy town, after the capital city, Kathmandu. It serves as a base to the Annapurna basecamp trek, among others. Pokhara’s bohemian vibe particularly appealed to me. The main shopping street, aromatic cafes and bars with live music just a few factors that complemented the vibe. This wasn’t my first time…

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Beer Trail in Copenhagen, Denmark

“In Denmark you can’t be in people’s company unless you’re drinking beer.” With those words, Jonathan Schlichtkrull, my guide, summed up the importance of beer in the Danish capital. I am on an exploratory trail across Copenhagen, trying to understand their love for the Danish pilsner and how it might have trickled down through generations…

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Photo Story: Colours of Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh

Our visit to Ayodhya seemed to get longer by the hour. After an exhausting journey from Prayagraj to Lucknow during the Kumbh Mela, we lost our way in Faizabad town. Ayodhya is a short three-hour or 130-kilometre journey from the Uttar Pradesh capital. We had to add an additional hour and half to travel time…

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Indulging in a Modern Awadh

We arrived at midnight in Lucknow after an exhaustive 14-hour road journey from Kumbh Mela. This only meant that I belatedly discovered the many modern elements of Hyatt Regency Lucknow which blended in beautifully with Awadhi charms. Within the Hyatt premises One evening my friends and I took the elevator to the Penthouse, or their…

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