Travel

Of wanderlust, faraway places and getting lost in revelry.

Up Close with the Elephants at Kaudulla National Park, Sri Lanka

“We’re not heading to Minneriya National Park anymore,” said Dulshan my tour guide. “The elephants have migrated to Kaudulla National Park.” This was a fact... Read More

Bundala National Park, Sri Lanka, Has a Diverse Ecosystem That Offers Much to See

After winding stretches of road flanked by bushes, shrubs and trees on both sides, the path bent eastwards and opened to a vast clearing. Even before... Read More

Yala National Park, Sri Lanka: Just as Hope Dies, the Leopard Appears

Nine in the morning, the weather in Sri Lanka was blistering, unforgiving even. Here I was, two hours into a game drive, traversing Yala National... Read More

The Trümmelbach Falls in Switzerland Are a Muse

I emerged from my safari tent, and before me were campervans and tents that disturbed swards of green. Yonder was the enchanting Murrenbach Falls, Switzerland’s... Read More

[Photo Essay] Imbibing Switzerland’s Natural Beauty

At every turn, Switzerland is a dream. It is a muse for authors such as JRR Tolkien, a majestic backdrop to film blockbusters such as James... Read More

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, Is JRR Tolkien’s Rivendell

Soaring higher than charming alpine cottages, bakeries, and churches as well as a tapestry of steep-sided cliffs, jagged rock faces, wildflowers and verdant trees whose... Read More

6 Things You Should Know before Going to Switzerland

Switzerland, a country synonymous with peace, natural beauty and cheese. For many, she is a bucket-list country. Here are some tips for you before you... Read More

Oeschinen Lake, Switzerland, Is an Oasis of Calm

I ambled along the coastline, slowly approaching two suspicious males stealing furtive glances. In what seemed to him as an opportune moment, the half-dressed male,... Read More

[Photo Essay] The 499-Step Trail in Cingjing, Taiwan, That Only Has 487 Steps

After roaming about the sprawling Qingjing Farm, advancing and retreating numerous times and getting lost in the woods, I finally, by good fortune, came to... Read More

[Photo Essay] Qingjing Farm Teems with Adorable Sheep and Blossoming Trees

A thick fog lent an ethereal quality to the two-thousand-metre-high Qingjing Farm, Ren’ai Township, Nantou County, Taiwan, and I felt as if I were lost... Read More