I found out about Gaël’s blog when I was living in Pereira, Colombia. It was interesting to read his thoughts of switching lifestyles. I finally caught him for an interview so that the readers of this blog get to know more about him.
Japan walks the fine line between genius and insanity. It still remains one of my favourite and one truly different country I’ve seen. These are some pics I took around Feb 2010 when I was traveling across the land of the rising sun.
So you’ve been in Colombia for more than 2 months and your visa is about to expire. What do you do if you don’t want to leave? Renew your visa, of course. But how does one do that where it’s tough to get by without knowing Spanish and tackling the red tape? Here’s how. If you’re a tourist, who wants… Read more →
These pictures were taken in July 2010, in Berlin.
This piece was first published on Yellowleg in November 2012. Pereira, is the capital of the coffee-growing region (El Cafetero) which also consists of cities like Armenia and Manizales. It is 8-9 hours by bus from Bogota and 5 hours away from Medellin. What’s so special? It’s cheaper than Bogota and is one of the few cities in the world which… Read more →
I landed in Japan on Valentine’s Day. Being single, my only plan was to attend the Death Cab For Cutie concert. After that, I had no idea how my b’day (which was next day) would pan out.
PLACE: Paris WHOSE COUCH: Mrs. Mims DATE: 25th May 2010 Paris is beautiful city alright, but as a tourist it’s just so bloody expensive. As if flying from Barcelona wasn’t enough, a night at a regular hostel during summer costs more than a night out back in Mumbai. I had no other option than to couchsurf. Fortunately after sending tons of requests… Read more →
This post was originally published on Vagabonding in November 2012. As I type this after a heavy lunch, I think about what has this come to. I remember when I was in Bogota, I got a message from a friend in Pereira asking about my whereabouts. I said I will be coming back home on Monday. Hah, like three months… Read more →
Just like India has its “Kolaveri Di” (puke!), Colombia has its fair share of videos which makes one go “Have you seen this one?“ Below are some of the videos which are popular in Colombia, tierra quierida. This crazy old woman is shit-scared of riding in the metro cable. If you know your Spanish cuss words, this is delight. If not,… Read more →
It was a day of firsts – my first music festival, first day in Scotland, first time I was setting up my own tent and the first time I was the only brown guy in a sea of over 50,000 drunken Scottish people. T in the Park really was something, the notorious Scottish weather notwithstanding. After Day 1 of catching… Read more →