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

Liebster Award! :)

First of all, sorry for the delay in the post. Was resting at home and traveling in the past few months. Anyway, this is something new. First time being nominated for an award. Thanks a lot StephJ for the nomination. So, here is how it works: “Once you are nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you. Include the Liebster Award sticker … Continue reading Liebster Award! 🙂

Summer hiking in Roslagsleden 11, Sweden

In the month of July, Stockholm City is empty. Offices, shops and restaurants are closed. People leave to their summer houses to enjoy the fleeting, yet spectacular Swedish summer. It is also the chance to go hiking. I joined an online group for Hiking Outdoors in Sweden (Link). Members of the group plan a hike once or twice a month and each event has about 10 – … Continue reading Summer hiking in Roslagsleden 11, Sweden

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)

An eventful arrival in Kenya (Africa Part I)

Seeing a double rainbow for the first time before boarding a plane only meant one thing – The trip is gonna be exciting! It sure was… Africa (Day 01) It all started with the inflight menu. I took the Ethiopian Airlines flight from Stockholm to Nairobi via Addis Ababa. Based on my past experiences, I always order vegetarian meal before departing. Only this time, they said … Continue reading An eventful arrival in Kenya (Africa Part I)

A day trip to Potsdam, Germany

Never travel to Berlin in late November!! It is so cold!! This was after graduation and couple of friends from college decided to get together. We were living in different parts of Europe. After some deliberations, we decided to visit Berlin together. I took the flight on Friday afternoon from Stockholm and returned back on Sunday night. We met in the evening at the Berlin Hauptbahnhof and … Continue reading A day trip to Potsdam, Germany