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All the places in Asia I’ve been to.

Sandamuni Pagoda and a Jungle of White Stupas

Sandamuni Pagoda is surrounded by a jungle of white stupas built in a similar style. The moment I saw it while riding on a tuk-tuk, I couldn’t wait to see what was inside. Looking from the outside gates, the soaring tiny spires of these pagodas beckoned any visitors or passersby.

Shwedagon Pagoda in the Morning

Shwedagon Pagoda in the morning is a must-thing to do when you are in Yangon. Out of the many tourist attractions in the city, this is the only one worth getting up early before dawn. You’ve got to experience the absolute serenity of this sacred place before the crowd starts

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is Pure Bliss in the Morning

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is pure bliss in the morning. Its serenity and the murmuring whispers of prayers are calming to the soul. At least that’s how I felt because I arrived there at 4:15 in the morning – earlier than most Buddhist worshippers. And way too earlier than most

An Ancient Water Town Called Xitang – A Morning Stroll

There is an ancient water town called Xitang, half an hour by train from Shanghai. This water village became famous when Tom Cruise shot Mission Impossible III here. It would be wise to watch the movie first to make your strolling exciting. I haven’t watched it yet, to be honest.

Xitang at Night is Absolutely the Movie in Your Mind

Xitang at night is absolutely the movie in your mind. It’s the one you always see in Chinese soap operas, classic telenovelas, and films. On the night I arrived there, I wasted no time. I hurriedly checked into my hotel room, changed my t-shirt, and off I went to the

To Xitang – Where Mission Impossible 3 Was Shot

Xitang is an ancient water town where Mission Impossible 3 (Tom Cruise) was shot. I really didn’t know about it until a friend recommended this water village. And indeed, it never disappointed me. I love it there – and since I went there during off-peak season, the crowd was just

The Yunyansi Pagoda on Tiger Hill is China’s Leaning Tower

The Yunyansi Pagoda on Tiger Hill in Suzhou is China’s answer to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Well, you won’t really notice it if you’re not standing on the right side below the tower. I went there with no idea that this was a leaning pagoda. I gradually noticed it

Itinerary – 10 Days in India

Early this year, I spent 10 days in India. Yes, I know, for a huge country like India, 10 days is a joke, right? šŸ˜€ That’s why, I chose to explore New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. These three cities are the usual tourist destinationsĀ for those who have little time in

Sheesh Mahal – The Flickering Palace of Mirrors in Jaipur

Sheesh Mahal is inside Amer Fort in Jaipur. It’s a flickering Palace of Mirrors that would delight your experience in the imposing fort. You can’t miss it. Most tourists spend a long time here, taking a hundred selfies. And that means, good luck finding a spot for your own selfie

Interesting Facts About Agra Fort

Agra Fort is another Mughal fortress that speaks volumes of Indian history. We all know that Agra is synonymous with its timeless Taj Mahal. But, if you go beyond the world-renowned marble architecture, you’ll find yourself busy with other places of interest. There’s Sikandra where the Emperor Akbar the Great

Fatehpur Sikri in Agra – City of Victory

Taj Mahal is not the only tourist attraction worth visiting in Agra, India. If you have time to spare before you get on your train to another destination, visit Fatehpur Sikri. It’s just 40 kms outside Agra and there’s a bus that goes there from the main station in Agra.

The Beautiful Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri

The beautiful Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the area. Fatehpur Sikri is an hour drive from Agra and it is one of the most visited places, next to Taj Mahal. The Friday Mosque sits on top of a hill, overlooking a

The Magnificent Tomb of Akbar the Great

The tomb of Mughal emperor Akbar the Great isn’t the usual tourist destination. For most tourists in Agra, Taj Mahal is the only reason why they visit the city. Akbar the Great is, no doubt, considered the greatest of all Mughal emperors that ruled India. He is the son of

I Wasn't Allowed to Bring my Rainbow Wig at Taj Mahal

Yes, that’s true. I wasn’t allowed to bring my rainbow wig inside the Taj Mahal. People with backpacks were sent to the scanner line to have their things scanned. Unfortunately, my rainbow wig was detected and the girl in-charged asked what it was for. I told her “it’s a harmless wig
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