Karen Long Neck Tribe

One of the spots I visited during my 2016 Thailand Trip was the Karen Long Neck Tribe. It was  not the  first time I  heard about them but chances were not there during my past visits in the north of Thailand. I was surprised that when Google showed me the location, it was very near the city of Chiang Rai. Reaching the place, it was not what I had expected. It was set up like an open air museum where entrance fees were collected (THB 300 per person), information were posted and the metal rings were displayed at the entrance. […]

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Hexebella Luvin’ Chiang Khong

Day 1 in Chiang Khong It was my 5th day in Chiang Rai when I arrived in Chiang Kong,  the northernmost part of Thailand near Laos. I know from what I have read that  there is nothing much happening in this sleepy laid back town, tourists come here to cross the border to Laos for further tourism and visa run. I arrived in my hotel mid afternoon and from the reception, I have seen the beauty of the Mekong River that made my heart leap. I entered my room and from the balcony, I was fascinated by the view that […]

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The Journey to Kazbegi

As most people say, “it’s the journey and not the destination” Yes, very true on this particular trip I did during my stay in Georgia. This day out trip is operated by most tour operators in the city as it is a popular destination highlighted with the Gergeti Church which was built on top of the mountain. However, on this post, I will be sharing only the wonderful experience of the journey as it is the road trip that really made my day!!! Most of the members of the group I joined to the trip to David Gareja Monastery have not […]

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David Gareja Monastery

Visiting David Gareja Monastery can be done in a day and it’s worth the visit. The monastery is located in Kakheti, southeast of Tbilisi near the  Azebaijan border. We left Tbilisi at 11:00H and arrived at the  site at around 13:00H including photo stops. The monastery  is located in a very remote area where there is no road access, totally isolated from the community. The last  village was called Udabno and from there our driver drove off road, on a dirt track up and down  the hills. Reaching the site, we set off on our own to explore the surroundings. […]

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Cruising Wadi Bani Kharous – Al Alia Village

My Fun Friday, this trip was a kind of “strike anywhere” meaning no fixed destination. The previous night I was searching the web where to go on a Friday and a lot of destinations to choose from. I decided to take the Nakhal-Rustaq Road, if I won’t find anything and end up in Rustaq, I would at least enjoy the drive on this road with scenic view left and right. We left muscat at 9AM which is already late but as we wanted to spend the day on leisure so we allowed ourselves to be flexible with the  timing, not to be governed […]

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Cruising Wadi Bani Awf

Wadi Bani Awf is famous for the Big Snake Canyon or Snake Gorge and the village Bilad Sayt. Read several reviews prior to setting out for this trip and all the reviews I read are saying that the road is dangerous, steep and narrow. I am not an experienced off-road driver hence I can’t venture on this trip  without any co-pilot. The trip was finalized on 15th May, one of my Fun Fridays (this is my weekly ritual) and since my car is a 3D 4WD, can’t take more than 3 persons  including the driver as it would be uncomfortable. We […]

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Food Trip Friday at Bait Al Luban

Food Trip is what I call my eating out activity looking for something new to my taste buds or simply going back to a favorite restaurant. On this particular Friday evening 3rd April 2015, my friends and I have chosen Bait Al Luban, it is a restaurant in Muttrah just opposite the Muttrah Fish Market. No one from us has been there before, all of us were first timers and we agreed based on the reviews we read from the web. First thing that impressed me was the ambiance, I have that kind of attachment to something traditional or ancient atmosphere, […]

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Weekend Trip – Rustaq

Fridays and Saturdays are the weekends in  Oman which I call “Fun Days” that I treat myself to a road trip, beach hangout or a food trip depending on the weather conditions. Yesterday I chose to do a road trip to Wadi Al Hoqayn which is located near the town of Rustaq. Wadi Al Hoqayn For everybody’s understanding, “wadi” is an  Arabic word for a valley or a dry  river bed where water flows after the rain, there are wadis in Oman where the  water is abundant throughout the year  and some are filled with water only  after a heavy […]

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White Zuerich

It was in the end of October and early November 2012 when my restless feet roamed around Zuerich. It was basically a business trip but of course leisure would always have its way. Landed in Zuerich at 6AM in the morning and upon boarding the  train going to the hotel, I saw some white cottony little drops starting to cover the roofs of the houses. OMG it’s snowing! I have the fear of  cold temperatures which I believe is  the “kitty” in me hence whenever I travel to cold countries I have to leave maximum first half of November before […]

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Hexebella Explores Pai, Thailand

Heard about Pai during my visit in Chiang Mai in 2012 but got no chance to go that time, hence this  visit in June 2014, I included Pai in my itinerary. Arrival in Pai……. I reached Pai early afternoon, got off from the mini van from Chiang Mai at the bus terminal, got no clue where is the resort I booked in booking.com, this situation excites me but also it depends on the place, I feel safe in Thailand so, no worries. The place was full of tourists mostly Europeans and Asians, I walked aimlessly, pulling my small trolley and my […]

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