“The Vacaywork Travel blog is Up.” On 21st December at 11.30 PM, this is what Ashrith & I posted on our social media accounts. We didn’t know what to expect and how people would react. After returning from Iran, I began our Travel Blog in 2020 for various reasons. We even thought we would travelContinue reading “Lessons from a quarter year of publishing the Travel blog”
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Unique Things to do in Luxor, Egypt
Luxor may be small in size, but don’t let it fool you into thinking, “There are temple ruins in this ancient Thebes. That is all”. Because there is a lot to do/see/hear, and experience in Luxor Here is a list of the Best things to do in Luxor Map courtesy of Wanderlog, a trip plannerContinue reading “Unique Things to do in Luxor, Egypt”
Awesome Things to do in Mysore
Travelling from Bangalore to Mysore itself is a beautiful thing to do. You must bear the city traffic for a while. Later you will be rewarded with the long stretch of coconut trees and paddy fields as you get closer to Mysore. The usual hoardings in Bangalore sell Apartments. In comparison, the hoardings near MysoreContinue reading “Awesome Things to do in Mysore”
Ultimate Guide to Travelling in Lakshadweep, India.
When the last boy in your friend’s group gets married, it has to be celebrated big. Right?. Honestly, I was tired of the usual Bangkok and Phuket parties. Especially after hearing Sahana’s Thailand chronicles beyond Bangkok and Pattaya. I knew I wanted to go somewhere else with my boys- a unique but affordable place. WeContinue reading “Ultimate Guide to Travelling in Lakshadweep, India.”
The unseen carpet masters of Bhadohi near Varanasi, India.
Making process intrigues me more than the final product always. When I meet the maker, I get that sense of satisfaction after they narrate the reason, ritual and techniques behind it. While travelling in Iran, of course, everyone gets allured by the Persian carpets. So I was. But Ashrith was interested in aromatic Iran riceContinue reading “The unseen carpet masters of Bhadohi near Varanasi, India.”
Varanasi-city of love, light and life
“Two days in Varanasi wasn’t enough at all – I want to go again”- Sahana and her mom kept saying this after their 2017 trip. Wondering why they loved it so much, I watched the movie “Masaan.” The burning ghats they showed in the movie shocked me. I watched the movie “Mukthi Bhavan” later. StrangelyContinue reading “Varanasi-city of love, light and life”
Varanasi Street Food Guide.
We had a friend from Banaras. Every time she whines about how badly she misses Banaras food in Bangalore. She never found our Panipooris and golgappa enough and loved our Dosas most. I argued with her, wondering what was so great about Banaras food until I went to the spiritual and food heaven of VaranasiContinue reading “Varanasi Street Food Guide.”
Travelling with cinema—Iconic film locations around the world.
Movieverse- Part I Any good storyteller can turn your mind towards a unique experience. It not necessarily is a world-famous blogger/explorer. My grandfather who went on a pilgrimage to Varanasi, wrote a diary every day for 30 days during the trip. That Diary is one of the best travel blogs I ever read. My Atte(Continue reading “Travelling with cinema—Iconic film locations around the world.”
What is it like to be an Indian Flashpacker abroad?
ppearance. We all have a “first impression” of someone we just met. After I reply,” I am Sahana / Ashrith, from India”, a few get excited – “Oh Bollywood”. Their first opinions may be based on their mental horizon and how other Indian travellers have behaved. Here is our story – the boons and banes of being a part-time Indian flashpacker.
15 famous Myths about India you must debunk!
It is natural to assume things before knowing a country. I thought most Dutches were stoned all the time because of their Drug Policy until I went there. We assumed most Egyptians would know how to read and write Hieroglyphs. My Mom thought, there is nothing much to see in Thailand other than their beachesContinue reading “15 famous Myths about India you must debunk!”
50 Facts About India Nobody Ever Told You.
Fifty facts about India – Unpolished truths about beautiful country that a first time traveller must know.
What is it like to observe Amsterdam and the Drugs?
Updated on 29 January 2023 – Post Covid Travel Update – Netherlands have no Covid-19-related restrictions or requirements for travellers entering the Netherlands, including those from countries outside the EU/Schengen Area. Except for China. But the tourist visa process may take longer than before as the Netherlands also receives lakhs of work visa applications. PlanContinue reading “What is it like to observe Amsterdam and the Drugs?”