A visit to Emirates palace and Corniche (Middle East Part 2)

In my previous blog post, I talked about my arrival in Abu Dhabi and the visit to the Grand Mosque. On the final day of the conference, I had about 5 hours of free time. So, as soon as I reached the hotel, I made a quick itinerary and ordered a taxi. First stop – Emirates palace. The palace has been converted into a luxurious hotel. … Continue reading A visit to Emirates palace and Corniche (Middle East Part 2)

Boat trip in Lake Naivasha, Kenya (Africa Part III)

In my previous posts, I talked about my visit to the Nairobi National Park. For the weekend, we took the help of Africa SafariLand Tours (Link) for planning. We were given three options: Option A: Lake Elementaita and Soysambu Nature Conservatory, Option B: Lake Naivasha and Hells Gate National Park, and Option C: Lake Nakuru National Park. The initial idea was Option C. Lake Nakuru is famous for the population of … Continue reading Boat trip in Lake Naivasha, Kenya (Africa Part III)

Sailing in Lake Ekoln in Uppsala, Sweden

Sailing for the first time and what an experience it was. The wind and the open seas! At the end of the trip, I had only one thought: I want to own a boat 🙂  The trip was part of an annual company tradition during the short, yet gorgeous Swedish summer. The past and current employees of my company get together for a day. It involves … Continue reading Sailing in Lake Ekoln in Uppsala, Sweden

One day visit to Guangzhou, China

Recently, I was invited for a conference in Guangzhou, China. After staying at the conference venue for 3 days, I had a free day to travel around the city: Morning I checked out early by 8 am. I was staying at Kai Rong Du International Hotel (Decent place, close to the metro, slightly expensive). The night before leaving, I made a list of places to see … Continue reading One day visit to Guangzhou, China

Visit to the Nairobi Animal Orphanage (Africa Part II)

After three days of conference, meetings and field trips, the idea was to have a safari at Nairobi National Park. We were busy visiting biogas plants in and around Nairobi after which we arrived at the Park at about 1600 hrs. Though the park was open till 1730 hrs, the attendants refused us entry. The whole safari in the park would take a minimum of … Continue reading Visit to the Nairobi Animal Orphanage (Africa Part II)