A poetic sojourn in the Alsacian capital

July 14, 9.45 PM – I alighted from the tram at the station Etoile Polygone and searched for a place offering vegetarian fare. 10.30 PM – I quickly settled the bill for a drink and a plate of noodles and rushed out to witness an extraordinary sight. Some 500 people had...

Beautiful Times in US – New York

After 5 days of hard work...the weekend was finally here to greet me again...This week's destination was the City of New York..!! This time it was Roy, Ritesh and Me together and we planned to take the NJ Transit train from Princeton Junction. Vinay dropped us off to...

50 Insane Facts About Egypt

    50 Insane Facts About Egypt [Infographic] by the team at Holiday Gems  

The town of Bran and the Dracula castle

Bran, in German called Törzburg, in Hungarian Törcsvár, in old Romanian called Turciu, is a small town in Brasov county, in Romania, Europe. The name Bran is derived from Turkish, and in the Turkish language, it means "gate", or "gateway". The construction of the...

Best Casinos to visit around the world – Crown casino, Melbourne, Australia

Wherever you travel in the world you will never find a country more dedicated to gambling than Australia. It is said that Australians will bet on anything including two flies on the wall. As around eighty percent of Australians gamble it can be considered to be a...


A Day Excursion To The West Of Leh

We started the Ladakh trip on a soft note with a half-day excursion towards the West of the Leh, all the way till the Alchi monastery and came back richer, both in terms of experience and photographs.

Banaras: A Mystic Love Story

An ode to the magical Banaras, the oldest living city in the world, a mirror of the Indian civilization and Hinduism, a reflection of our Ganga Jamuni tehzeeb, a place of love and devotion and one of the most unique places to visit in India. Also, my favourite city.


Common Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them

Most travelers will fall prey to a travel scam no matter how hard they try to blend in with the locals. While not all scams can be prevented, it’s important to take extra measures to avoid them. The first step in avoiding a scam is learning how to identify one.


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