Author: travtrails

Reporter/researcher/ feature writer/content writer/blogger/...the journey continues looking for the unusual and quirky., the realistic and make-believe. Travel writing happened by chance and now it is knowledge with enjoyment and learning... to know people, places, pastimes and pleasures 2020 was a breather we needed to recoup, rejuvenate and re-step for a sustainable travel agenda moving on to 2021 and hopefully to a better world. The travel bus is still stalled but stay tuned in for virtual journeys.

Nathu La Pass…..Whispering Boulders

Continuing my Sikkim trip:…Two days of immersing in Sikkimese culture and lore we were on way to Nathu La, a Pass that unintentionally manipulates emotions to jingoistic levels. Gangtok: A sure way to get the patriotic adrenalin overflowing in any Indian’s vein is to mention China and Pakistan vis-a-via sports, trade, cricket, the 1962 Indo…

Sikkim…. Nature’s Blockbuster

Sweet dreams are made of thisWho am I to disagree?I’ve traveled the world and the seven seasEverybody’s lookin’ for something. (Eurythmics..1983) Smile of Nature: Sometimes life takes you on unexpected paths, to destinations that serendipitously pop up when least expected. One such place was Sikkim, a state that somehow remained out of ambit for far…

Tuen Ng Festival -The Dragon Boat Festivities

2021…A subdued & shadowy celebration. This year again the races have been cancelled due to Covid. Sharing and savoring my 2012 Dragon Boat festival experience at Tai Po, Hong Kong. I can hear the waters calling the boats. It is the time of the year, again, when Hong Kong pulsates to the beat of drums and…