Living in Boston has opened a lot of different cultural doors for me. A city rich with some of the best universities in the States and a rooted corporate culture, naturally attracts a lot of xpats from all over the world, contributing to the city’s deep ethnic mosaic. Recently I visited the Boston Chinatown with a couple of my Chinese friends, to celebrate their traditional Chinese new year, without having any idea of what will I end up experiencing. But the moment I stepped outside the China gate, I could hear gongs making music, firecrackers bursting on the streets, and lions dancing everywhere surrounded by a huge cheering crowd…
Its once again time to celebrate the Women’s Day of 2016, and I have been thinking of who should I be wishing today. And what might seem to you as an odd choice – I deeply wanted to wish my father and my husband on this occasion, with a handwritten and heartfelt ‘thank you’ note. I will tell you why.
As much as I loved to travel, I needed a good career, a good salary and a good stable lifestyle equally. I like the idea of being a good professional, with a kickass package, but that means it also requires a fair amount of billable work hours and uncompromised commitment. I cant be on the road anymore and live like a nomad, because no matter who tells you what, its not feasible in the long run. Travel cannot provide you a living. And lets accept it, I can not always be frugal about my travel choices. I need to earn to support the life of my dreams. And this is when the confusion started and the irritation seeped in. I didn’t know if I was failing at my passion, or was I just doing it wrong? Or was everyone around me overdoing it. And overrating it.
Its two days left to Christmas, and the jingles are playing all around the city! Christmas trees are glittering with lights, and Santa’s are waving on the streets, while the beautiful wreaths are welcoming people at the doors. This winter, bringing in a bit of DIY freshness into our house, I made my own Christmas wreath, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from team StreetTrotter!
#Christmas2015 is just around the corner, and its time for christmas trees, wreaths and beautiful Christmas bouquets. The shops are full of such pretty vase arrangements, but nothing can make you feel more festive, than making your own Christmas DIY!
Like every other girl, I grew up believing in fairy tales. My childhood was filled with dreamy characters – prince and princesses, magicians and knights, witches and monsters, goblins and dwarfs. The world was not made of skyscrapers and busy cities, but was built into one magnificent castle, packed in a musical snow globe. And the only question I always asked secretly was, “What if, someday it all came true?” And last night, it really did.
I cant stop to think of airports, trains and flights, which will be filled with excited faces, spreading love all around. Parents, friends, siblings, and lovers waiting to be hugged and longingly loved. Travel is indeed, full of love this week, and therefore this post is all about #TravelLoveStories from around the world. Each of these short love stories, made me smile today, and reassured me, that we have not really lost it all, and never will. Because love, comes at the strangest of times, in the strangest of ways and with the strangest of people…
The fast pace of business trips with airports, lounges, flights, taxis, hotels and meetings can sometimes get overwhelming and everyone could appreciate some help with many things in a new environment. Fortunately, with modern problems, modern solutions spring up, and you can keep them in your pocket. So here comes a list of 7 must-have phone apps that will certainly make your life easier…
Every word has a story. For some its a short one, for some a transcending one, and for some its the story of their life. Compiling a brand new list of Travel Words that you ought to know in 2015, StreetTrotter also brings along ten Travel Bloggers with their ten soulful personal stories – each inspired from a word that changed their life.
#RestoreOurMysticNEPAL by StreetTrotter, is to bring back the beautiful travel memories of Nepal that tourists have cherished over the past years. This is a photobank where we are celebrating the country for its magical mountains, spiritual vibes and ancestral properties. We hope that through this tiny effort we will have Nepal back on our bucket-lists at the highest spot. This is a call for responsible tourism, which is not only our duty, but also our privilege.
The world has been romancing RUMI, and so have I. He was a saga of the 13th century, but is a divine wordy tale of today. He is real in ways that are intensely personal, and only some have found him. A few of those, are here with me today. They got lost, they got hurt, they searched farther and looked deeper…This is a miscellany of real people, with real stories – on how they found their RUMI, on the roads they traveled, in the verses he left behind.
Be it the Everest, the K2, the Alps, the Nanga Parbat or the Eiger – there is no single mountain that has not been conquered by some daring few – who keep making history from time to time! Indulge yourself in these intimidating conquests, before you go out there to write your own climbing story…
Someone once told me, “The day you venture into the Himalayas, you are doomed for life and addicted till eternity.” If you are too a part of this tribe and you crave for the Himalayas every now and then, this list is custom made for you – 9 must-watch movies that every Himalayan lover will relate to, and every mountain climber will sit-back to watch.
Let us walk you through the ‘Lost and Found Land’ of Burma. Lost for almost 5 decades under the control of Military Junta, and found open to the rest of the globe only recently since 2013.
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