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Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in General, slider | 0 comments

10 Top Tips for the Solo Female Traveller in India

10 Top Tips for the Solo Female Traveller in India

I have travelled to several countries in Asia alone and have felt safe, when I was there. But I have been to India on my own – in fact lived there for six months, and I know it is not that rosy all the time. Eve-teasing (Strangers start making cat calls as you walk pass) is all so common. Following the widely publicised cases of rape in India, it is only natural for women to give up travelling to India, especially if they are alone. When you are in a foreign land alone immersed in a culture that is so unlike your own, it can be quite unnerving. But I found the experience in India to be very rewarding and I strongly believe that women should not let fear stop them from discovering what India has to offer. I have included the top 10 tips for travelling solo in India. But always remember – no amount of guidebooks, travel advice and tour guides can keep you safe. It is...

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Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in General, slider | 0 comments

Backwater tours/cruises in Kerala

Backwater tours/cruises in Kerala

Kerala is a 365-day tourist destination, thanks to its widespread channel of backwaters, golden beaches and breathtaking landscapes. The perfect way to enjoy the backwater world is through a number of Kerala backwater cruises that take you on a memorable trip on board traditional houseboats called “Kettuvallams”. Built from jackfruit tree wood, these boats are tied together with numerous coir ropes and a waterproof coating made from boiled cashew nut shells protects it in water. Interestingly, not even a single nail is used to build the boat! Now the modern boats are copper nails with modern facilities with high standard. These Kettuvallams have been artistically revised into luxury houseboats for tourists from the world over and Coco Houseboats Cruises in Kerala attempt to give you a unique glimpse of this backwater destination. The accommodation at these luxury houseboats in Kerala is simply out of the ordinary. Tastefully furnished lavish bedrooms, spacious bathrooms with 24-hour hot/cold water and other luxurious accessories, large sitting area, fully equipped kitchen and dining hall...

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Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in slider | 0 comments

A Voyage To Costa Rica’s Underwater Serengeti

A Voyage To Costa Rica’s Underwater Serengeti

330 miles west, or a day and half in boat time, is Cocos Island, an uninhabited island officially part of Costa Rica that is considered to be one of the world’s best locations for scuba diving due to the massive amount of sealife that call the island’s nearby water home (hence the nickname “underwater Serengeti”). Much like the nearby Galapagos, the islands were formed as part of volcanic activity, and the perimeter of the island is made up of 300-foot-high cliffs. And as if the island couldn’t be any more Bond-villain-like, there are lots of sharks there. Lots and lots of sharks. As the San Francisco Chronicle recently explored during a diving trip there, the island is home to a hammerhead shark “cleaning station,” a location where the oddly shaped sharks congregate and enjoy a free spa session from schools of barber fish who like to munch on the parasites found on the shark’s skin (in turn, the sharks enjoy better health, the ability to swim faster and a...

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