Lifestyle –Must Travel

Some are unmissable….encounters. I am not a solo traveler, a backpacker, an environmentalist or an adventure seeker. I’m basically a traveller, catching flights to cross over to places where children are settled, stopping en route at pre-selected destinations or visiting for relatives, friends for brief stays, places that interest us. During teen years it was…

Wedding Procession – Road Journey

I have visited Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Zhujiajiao but one place and event still etched in memory is a wedding procession I joined in Taizhou formerly T’ai-chow. A new-kid-on the block this is an emerging industrial city situated south of Ningbo on the eastern coast of Zhejiang province facing the East China Sea and…

Sikkim….nature’s blockbuster

Gangtok Sikkim…. a combination of Limbu words: su, which means “new”, and khyim, which means “palace” in reference to the palace built by the state’s first ruler, Phuntsog Namgyal. To a Tibetan, Sikkim is  ‘Drenjong‘ or “valley of rice” while the Bhutia call it ‘Beyul Demazong‘ or ‘the hidden valley of rice“. The Lepcha, the original inhabitants…