Lessons from a quarter year of publishing the Travel blog

“The Vacaywork 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 would people react. After returning from Iran, I began our Travel Blog in 2020 for various reasons. We even thought we would be travellingContinue reading “Lessons from a quarter year of publishing the Travel blog”

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”

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”

When I almost died in beautiful Sikkim

I vaguely remember seeing the Himalayas at Kedarnath and Badrinath when I was six. Every time I saw snowfall virtually, I dreamt of touching it in real. On 2017 New Years’ night, it was super spontaneous when I decided to go to Sikkim next month along with Ashrith’s sister Akshatha. Since Ashrith already had beenContinue reading “When I almost died in beautiful Sikkim”

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!”