Exploring India 2009 – Panaji (Panjim), Goa

Oct 01

Exploring India 2009 – Panaji (Panjim), Goa

Finally I am on my own again and it feels good. The sense of freedom is exhilarating. The vast and mysterious land is ready for me to explore and the fun part is I don’t really know what to expect. I began my solo journey in Panaji in Northern Goa. The midnight train from Manipal took around 8 hours and 30 minutes to reach this rustic town. Normally, travelers...

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Exploring India 2009 – Manipal

Sep 28

Exploring India 2009 – Manipal

After 17 hours on the train, we finally reached Mangalore. From here, we took a taxi to Manipal. It was already past midnight when we reached my sister’s apartment. Anyway, I’m glad she has reached the campus safely. Manipal is not a tourist destination. This is where my sister and few hundred other Malaysians study. I stayed there for 3 days, preparing...

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Exploring India 2009 – Tiruchirapalli

Sep 27

Exploring India 2009 – Tiruchirapalli

They said all great journeys begin with a small steps and Tiruchirapalli (or Trichy) is more than a small step. Remembering the name itself is no small feat. Luckily it has a nickname or else I will end up calling it “teeroo-chappatti” or something like that. Stepping on the soil of this great nation means a lot to me. It was a dream came true and a...

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One month backpacking in India – Part 3

Jun 19

One month backpacking in India – Part 3

A traveler once told me, it would take 2 lifetimes to finish visiting India. Since I only have 1 month, I decided to take full advantage of the limited time I had by going on a grand tour of India. The journey was so grand that it took me from the south to the north, from the baking desert plain of Rajasthan to the freezing snow capped mountain of the Himalayan, from...

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One month backpacking in India – Part 2

May 24

One month backpacking in India – Part 2

Rupees Rupees Rupees! If you think you cannot afford to backpack for one whole month in India, then I have good news for you; backpacking in India is damn cheap. Guess how much I spent in whole India for 33 days? No prize for guessing though. Come on… you can guess it. How much? Around RM5,000? Not even half of that. The grand total is merely INR 32,946 or...

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One month backpacking in India – Part 1

May 13

One month backpacking in India – Part 1

If you have one month to spare and looking for some cheap thrills in your mundane life, I would strongly recommend backpacking in India. This is what I did from 21st March 2009 to 22nd April 2009. During my travel, I came across many travelers from all around the world such as America, Europe, Africa, Australia, Japan, South Korea, China and even Thailand. However,...

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