Desolate & Delightful: Our Pick of Hotels Unreachable by Road

What is it that pushes us to explore the off-beat and yearn to visit places that not many know about? It’s the undying adventurous spirit of human beings. It is what led to the discoveries of America by Columbus and the sea-route to India by Vasco Da Gama. It still pushes us to go to great lengths to walk the ancient pathways and fight with nature to tame the most
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Our campsite at Lluchapampa on the Inca Trail

How to plan the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru

Ever since we traveled to Machu Picchu and trekked the Inca Trail back in November 2012, many of our friends and acquaintances have asked us about it and what are the things that one should consider while planning this trip. In this post we provide a quick run-down of all the things you need to keep in mind while planning the Inca Trail.
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Re-enactment of Circus Gerasa in Jerash

The Jordan Jaunt: Amman & Jerash

… We visited the Citadel which is located in the old part of the city. It was created and conquered by many empires that rose and fell through the years of Amman’s long and troubled history. Much of it, like the other attractions in Jordan was in ruins. It was fascinating to see the Temple of Hercules which is visible from almost all elevated parts of Amman during the day and lit up at night. It had 33-foot tall columns which tower over the city. Some of them had collapsed and broken in perfectly cylindrical pieces and lay in a straight column formation. As we walked back, the azaan was reverberating from the entire city of Amman and it felt very peaceful. Evening was beginning to descend through cold wisps of air and shadows were beginning to win their battle with the sun yet again…
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Top 7 food experiences in Jordan

Sahtain! The Arabic word that means double-health and used to wish people enjoying their food was going to be the central theme of our travel to Jordan. And, it was proven right on each of the eight days that we ate our way through Jordan. Weavobe brings you the top 7 food experiences to try in Jordan: Kunafeh – For me, dessert always comes first. If you are one of
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Norwegian Troll

The Arctic Dream: 2 Days in Oslo

As we made our way around Youngstorget square, we saw the city slowly coming to life – we sat at a bus station and saw the people beginning to amble around with their daily routines. Shops opening at their pre-defined times, young boys delivering flowers on bicycles, older men and women taking a leisurely walk, several middle-aged ladies walking their dogs and buying fruits and vegetables from the farmer’s market. It is beautiful to see a city wake up. You feel like you are a part of the city, as if you’ve always lived here and these walls and these streets have always been your friends. A few more minutes here and we would have started confiding in the city, our deepest secrets.
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Vertical Limit: The Inca Trail

… The clouds tumbled down the lush green mountains as the first rays of light streaked through the dense skies and through the rear-window. The air was humid with the early morning mist and the driver habitually turned on and off his wipers. The navigator beside him yawned as if he was already bored. I stirred from my Tuesday morning stupor as the car lurched precariously along another curve. Beside me our chef slept like a log. On the other side, my soon-to-be wife, slept with her hair in tussles, beautiful and with a confident calmness about her. We were in Peru and on our way to Ollantaytambo to the beginning of an epic trek – The Inca Trail…
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Made By Men, Touched By God: Australia

The night rolls away with a puff of wind among the vast, cold plains of the New South Wales winter. We drive through the thunder and with the rain almost impeding us at every turn. The wipers move with a death rattle that could leave us in the lurch at any point of time. We’re singing songs along the way, oblivious to the rain outside, yet enjoying every minute of it, smoking cigarettes, talking about old times and all the things in life that won’t matter to us during the next 10 days. The Mid-western Highway abruptly stops its sprint as it ends with a final sigh into a T-junction – gear shift, clutch, brake – the engine almost complains as we bring the car to a halt after taking a left towards Hay.
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Lonavala: Through Good Times Again

The match had just ended and so had our two hours of furious drinking. Portugal had lost. A little sad at the defeat and anxious about the ensuing adventure we set out. Three out of five. The other two were already in seventh heaven. We were pretty sobered up by the time we reached the car in the parking lot. We were in Lonavala – a hill station located about 3 hours from Mumbai. Darkness enveloped the dead of the night as the parking lights jumped off the car in myriads of directions as the silver body gleamed. Wearily I lit up a cigarette as the realization of having cut 120 kms just a few hours back dawned upon me. My body almost ached, but the desire for an adventure is always overpowering.
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