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The White Heron Castle
Japan, Photo Essays

The White Heron Castle

Take a look at the fabulous Himeji Castle or the White Heron Castle, as we walk its grounds. Feudal Japan evokes images of majestic and imposing castles and sword wielding samurai warriors. Himeji is home to one the of the finest examples of traditional Japanese castle architecture, the quite imaginatively […]

The Magical Bamboo Forest of Arashiyama
Travel, Japan

The Magical Bamboo Forest of Arashiyama

I visit the famed Bamboo groves of Arashiyama, to experience the magic of the sacred grove I’m in Arashiyama near Kyoto, walking through the famed bamboo groves. The region is famous for its awe inspiring bamboo groves and has featured in many a selfie. I decided to experience this first […]

Hunting for the Higonokami in Kyoto
Travel, Japan

Hunting for the Higonokami in Kyoto

This week, I recount the hunt for the iconic higonokami pocket knife on the streets of Kyoto. Souvenirs come in all shapes and sizes. A little while ago I wrote about some cheap and unique souvenir suggestions for your trips. Well, I also have a rather unique souvenir collection – […]

The Cheapest Sushi you will ever eat
Travel, Japan

The Cheapest Sushi you will ever eat

Sushi at under Rs. 100 a plate? And that too with an amazing choice? Sounds too good to be true? Join me and venture into the crazy world of “conveyor belt” sushi in Tokyo. Ever since I tasted sushi in Manila, I’ve been a big fan of it. From my […]

An Unexpected Hike in Spiti Valley
Trekking, Adventure, India

An Unexpected Hike in Spiti Valley

Join mountaineer Sharath Vishnu, as he reminisces about a wonderful solo trek in the scenic Spiti Valley, in this guest post. After the expedition that I had planned for several months had to be packed off after an injury to my partner, I was sitting in Batal trying to figure out what […]