The Nude Bathouses in Germany

There are times, when my mind is free from occupation and my heart yearns to reminisce, that my memory will alight to that horror. Bodies pale and shriveled staring back at me, staring through me. Signs, scribbled in German, barking their orders at me. My face reddens, my stomach churns, and my brain is unable … Continued

Harry Potter’s World – Would You Want to Visit It?

In the summer of 1997, J.K.Rowling released the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone , which gained popularity pretty fast. It wasn’t until much later – in early 2000s- that I actually got to read the book , as well as most from the series. The dark tone – specifically … Continued

The Sisters at Petra, Jordan

When I first meet the American sisters, I wonder why they would ever move here. Everyone in this tiny Jordanian village belongs to the same Bedouin tribe. Everyone except them. My friend and I sit cross-legged in a shadowy room, our knees flirting with the edge of the crackling fire. Eight others perch around us … Continued

Tea for two In Jordan

Jordan, as framed in the neat oval of a Boeing 737 window, resembles Tatooine from the sky: a sea of rusty red sand, canyons and jagged mountains. As viewed through the windshield of a Citroën C3 sedan cruising Highway 15, the landscape is monochromatic, the sky a hazy gray. There are signs of civilization in … Continued

My Grand Canyon in the USA

Of all the gifts that Nature bestows on mankind, few are as powerful as perspective, and if there is one thing I gained standing on the south rim of the Grand Canyon last June, it was that irrefutable feeling of being dwarfed by the scale of the chasm that lay before me. The view extended … Continued

Historic City of Ayuttaya: Carefully Picking Things Up

The challenge posed by this site is to make sense of the scattered remains of a former strong Southeast Asian empire’s capital.  The historic city of Ayutthaya gained global importance due to its strategic trading location and strong diplomatic networks that were highly prized by the Chinese, Indians, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, and even the British. … Continued

Love at first sight in Hungary

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT I had the opportunity to travel across different parts of Europe last year and savoured the experience. And like travellers before me, I also found something to love about every city that I visited. But when it came to Budapest, it was love at first sight and it was the river … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel