The One-Night Option

I am writing this on yet another over-night train journey and the fact that there is a Brazilian couple on the top bunks above me whispering playful whatevers to each doesn’t actually help writing this post! When you’ve been on the road for the past 4 months and in a steady relationship with your work prior to leaving for the trip, its no smart science … Continue reading The One-Night Option

When Your Passport is Not The Right Color

When I woke up this morning, I didn’t know where I was going to be sleeping tonight but definitely knew not anywhere in Turkey. My 4-month stint had ended on Sunday, my last day of teaching in Istanbul. As per the grand travel programme, I am now 1 month behind schedule and as I write this post I’m highly strung out from the events of the … Continue reading When Your Passport is Not The Right Color

A place called Uluru

While growing up, regular visitors from Australia ensured that at least one item in the touristy souvenirs brought over as presents to our house had a graphic of Uluru in the background (think – 80’s style table clothes, wall hangers, pens and those snow-flakes in water thingys!). It’s of course, also known as Ayers Rock but I’m a firm supporter of calling a place by … Continue reading A place called Uluru

Lessons in Kuala Lumpur

10 minutes after disembarking from my supposedly 8 and 1/2 hour flight (which the wonderful Emirates aircraft made in 7.05 hours), question that pops into my brain is “Dudeee..where are the Malaysians??”  I kid you not but every second face I saw was someone from the Indian subcontinent. It wasn’t till the evening on my way back to the airport when I was given a … Continue reading Lessons in Kuala Lumpur