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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Cycling in Copenhagen: Routes & Guide

In the Danish capital, 62 percent of Copenhagers cycle around to work, study or play. There are bike rental docks and repair shops every few metres. Copenhagen has 375 kilometres of cycle tracks and nine out of ten Danes own a bike. It would be criminal not to explore a city so well-designed for cyclists…

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