2013 is here, and with it my fresh resolve to post at least once every month! It was freezing today in DC (the maximum was down in the 20s and it felt like… Continue reading

Who wants to go to the zoo?

Despite what critics say about them, zoos (at lease a few of them) fill me with some hope about the survival of some species and preserving them for the future. I went to… Continue reading

Assisi and Lamps

Come summer, and I find myself wishing I was in Italy. I was in Assisi (and Perugia) for a weekend, two summers ago. I had quite forgotten about this trip, when I came… Continue reading


Annapolis was the capital of the United States in 1783-84. I was mildly surprised when I found this out, but I realized a few things made more sense now – like, why the Treaty of Paris… Continue reading

Ah Spring!

We’ve had the mildest winter here in D.C. Yet, it’s hard not to get excited about spring, especially so if you get to see the gorgeous Cherry Blossoms. This year is the 100th… Continue reading

Snapshots from Seattle

I just got back from a 3-day conference in Seattle – that city of endless grey rain, reminding me of Darjeeling! It was a hectic three days, but I got a chance to… Continue reading

Paris Je T’aime…if only (le sigh)!

Is that so strange that a city that has enraptured poets and artists for centuries, should leave me so unmoved? Gil Pender in Midnight in Paris muses “To know that Paris exists and… Continue reading

Capturing the moment!

I just realized that once I get hooked on someone’s blog, I want to read it till there are no more posts to read. My latest obsession has been Valerie Jardin’s blog, who… Continue reading

Duke and Durham in Pictures

I lived for two and a half years in Durham. I suppose you don’t really write about the place you live in, in a travel blog. But then, Duke is so beautiful that… Continue reading

Reflecting Back and Moving Forward

Happy 2012! This past year has been interesting and eventful. I graduated from grad school in May, took a big road trip across the country in August, and moved to D.C. in December.… Continue reading