It all started with two street girls. I was walking in the alleys of Varanasi. "Photo, photo." Two little girls asked me to take a photo of them. I happily entertained their request and showed them the photo I had taken. They seemed to go for something more and followed me as I walked away. … Continue reading “You have stolen my heart and I love you”
Receiving an e-mail from Giju, the protagonist of the post, The haunting effect of War, he was undecided which country as his next traveling destination, including Burma or northern Laos or Nepal. I told him that I would choose Burma as my next travel destination due to my personal attachment towards Burmese. It was quite an encounter. … Continue reading My Almost Burmese Romance in Papua New Guinea
After slacking for so long, I finally kick my lazy butt to write up my travelogue. To crystalize thoughts into words is a process of self understanding, discovery and salvation. So here I am. Photo-taking obsession People would have the general impression of Asian tourists that they take too many photos. I hate being categorised … Continue reading The Beginning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk0l_1-vmyo When I was Pondicherry, I couchsurfed in a scuba diving school. The owner of the school is an australian. He refused to be interviewed. Instead, he asked his student to be interviewed. Rahul is an engineering student from Banglore. He wants to be a professional scuba diver. I love his energy.
As I rushed to leave the sin city-- GOA, I accepted the invitation from a new CS user who has only one positive reference written by a french guy. His stated that he lived with his family, which can be confirmed from the surfer's reference. Of course, later it turned out to be a … Continue reading Slum being in Mumbai
I couldn't secure a couch in BKK, Thailand, ended up living in a Korea hostel and met quite few Korean travellers. Giju is one of those. He is a Mongolia / Korean Mix. Whenever he meets travellers, he will identify himself as a Mongolian. As the conversation goes deeper, he will reveal his mixed background. … Continue reading The haunting effect of War
When I was walking around Deshnoke market area, I was always mistaken as a Nepali. According to my host, many Nepalis came to India for jobs, they were regarded second-class citizens in India. Some indians even held hostility against them because they took away jobs and dragged down the wage. On the other hand, my … Continue reading How indians think of Nepalis