An Artist’s Travel in Bhutan: 8 Awesome Things To Do

Bhutan is the place dreams are made of – the heaven reached after a lifetime of goodness. It was a closed country for the longest time, and this isolation can still be seen in the pristine beauty of the country and the simple living of its people. Every visitor to Bhutan leaves with a lighter and happier heart. It can be quite challenging to decide … Continue reading An Artist’s Travel in Bhutan: 8 Awesome Things To Do

Top Things to do in Vietnam

“Vietnam. It grabs you and doesn’t let you go. Once you love it, you love it forever.” Anthony Bourdain Things to do in Hanoi, Vietnam. The French Old Quarters is the heart of Hanoi. It feels straight out of Arabian Nights, with old buildings, temples, pagodas, and markets. Most travelers stay here. It is close by popular destinations, such as the Temple of Literature, Hanoi opera house, … Continue reading Top Things to do in Vietnam

Awesome Two-Week Itinerary for Vietnam

“Vietnam. It grabs you and doesn’t let you go. Once you love it, you love it forever.” Anthony Bourdain I have always wanted to visit South East Asia, and when we finally planned a 2-week trip this year my husband immediately said: “Let’s do Vietnam.” Anthony Bourdain’s enticing depiction of Vietnamese cuisine drew him to the country. For me, it was a book, called Saigon which … Continue reading Awesome Two-Week Itinerary for Vietnam

See You At Lily’s – Artsy Hostel in Hanoi, Old Quarter

There is something about places with quirky names. While planning our Vietnam travel, we were looking for cheaper hostels and came across Lily’s. We instantly liked it. The high ratings helped us to go for it too. Since it was our first stop, we had a lot of questions on Hanoi, food, tours, our itinerary in general. We wrote to them and got an instant … Continue reading See You At Lily’s – Artsy Hostel in Hanoi, Old Quarter

Dust, Noise, and Colors – Urban Sketching at Russell Market

Russell Market was an assault on the senses – there was movement everywhere, a cacophony of colors and shapes, making it impossible to decide what to sketch. I was walking around the Russell Market area in mid-July with my fellow urban sketchers. A cool breeze kept us company, as we walked around looking for sketching points. We met at the auto stand, opposite St. Mary’s Basilica. … Continue reading Dust, Noise, and Colors – Urban Sketching at Russell Market