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Memories: Ferrari 488 Spider


Cold wind and wet clothes. Icy roads and melting snow. That’s what it’s like right now. However, as I stare out the window my imagination is taking me back to a world where snow is artificial and cold winds the result of frigid air-conditioning. A...

Visiting the Netherlands


Saturday 5 AM. Time to wake up for what I thought would be the last trip of the year, though that has since changed. I can never be sure these days. My destination would be the Netherlands, but not for reasons you might expect. You...

Travel bug


Ever since my last trip I’ve been searching for new places to visit. It’s as if I’ve grown restless. Curious to see what else is out there and recapture that sense of awe like when I saw a desert for the first time. That vast,...

Memories: the Himalayas


It’s been exactly two weeks now since I’ve come back from my trip and I realized that there was one experience I forgot to share; our trip to Dehradun. For those who haven’t heard of Dehradun before, I certainly hadn’t, it’s a relatively young city situated...

Chennai: The Tourists’ India


Fresh air. Clean streets. Broad roads. Sidewalks, even. This isn’t New Delhi. Last weekend it was time for a getaway. An escape from the polluted misery that has been my home for the past month or so. To do so, we flew 1800 kilometers south...

Peaceful Marble


The park is serene. The people well-behaved. All eyes – and camera lenses – are trained on a massive flower-shaped structure covered in white marble that sticks out from its green surroundings. A building which could very well be one of the most visited buildings...

India thus far


I have a confession to make. I’ve actually said that I’d never ever visit India. So after deciding to go anyway and having survived here for nearly three whole weeks (and counting!) the question I’ve got to ask myself is; Do I regret going or...

The Results


What a journey. What a ride. I left Dubai a little less than two weeks ago and still find it hard to believe that the journey was real. The memories are there, but it’s hard to fathom that it all happened. Luckily we still have the...

Visiting the Taj Mahal


The seventh wonder of the world. Built by one of the most powerful rulers of its time to show everyone how much he loved his wife. Well, one of them anyway. Grand, imposing and perfectly symmetrical; the Taj Mahal is a spectacular mausoleum made from the...

India


India. Incredible India. Incredible indeed, but in what way? Time for another adventure. When it was time to leave Dubai I got picked up in an unmarked private taxi, a Lexus packed with all the features required to make a journey, regardless of its duration,...