Category: responsible tourism

Summer of 2019: Waterton, Canada

2020 has set its own travel and tourism agenda. While we wait for flights, domestic and international, to resume we can staple the places we want to visit and revisit. For me it is Waterton and I was looking to fill in the blanks of my 2019 amble in the Park.  WATERTON, ALBERTA: Place names entice visitors…

Toronto Summer…..Bluffing Away (3)

Happy Summers……. The Toronto weather bemuses us with bright sleazy sunshine one day to cold winds, sneaky ominous clouds and rain drops the next day. For someone from India it is double whammy but we buckle up our belts and do what the locals do… learn the art of dodging weather and stop cribbing.  So…

GOA – is more than beach

A Portuguese mansion The Portuguese in their discovery phase, looking for spices and trade, sailed into Goa in western India in 1510 and stayed put for more than 450 years till they relinquished the territory to India in 1961.  The  occupancy left its mark in 17th-century churches and palatial Portuguese homes straddling the rural and urban…

Sikkim….nature’s blockbuster

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 of…