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1 year ago

Goa

Hello my friends. I thought it was about time I wrote to you something about a place in my amazing home country, India. I realised I have not mentioned it really yet, and that is a huge oversight! My favourite place in the whole of India is Goa. I have been to Goa quite a few times now and consider myself to be a bit of an expert. It is such a relaxed and happy place, the locals and travellers are so nice. And I have a bit of a soft spot for a Goa party. I love Psy-Trance!

The Goa beaches are so beautiful, the sand is an amazing colour and the sea is so blue. The best time of the year to visit is probably November to February. It is nice and dry and not so humid as other times in the year. Perfect for me! Panaji (the capital) is home to such a mix of cultures, especially Portuguese and you can find many restaurants from all over the world. 

Get yourself a motorbike to travel around. Be careful on the roads though as the locals can be a bit crazy and unpredictable. Rental is very cheap and gasoline is also. You must go and see some of the beautiful temples and churches. My favourites are the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and also the Shree Manguesh Shantadurgai Prasanna Temple

Just make sure you leave yourself enough time to enjoy one of the amazing parties on Anjuna Beach.. You will not regret it!

Barid!

1 year ago

What Places I Really Want to Visit

Hello my faithful followers. I hope you have all been travelling safely! I have been thinking a lot lately about all the places that I really want to visit before I leave this planet of ours. It's probably because it's been a while since my last trip. I'm getting very itchy feet! I have been working hard though and saving plenty of money so that next trip is pretty close on the horizon. BOOM!   So I have compiled a list of a few places, most of them I hope to see at some point!

No.1 on my list is South America... I have not visited this continent yet and there are many places I would like to visit. Peru and Machu Pichu is a place that I have dreamt of for most of my life. The Inca tribes fascinate me and I want to see the place that their civilisation built. Patagonia is another place. I have been speaking to a friend who has been there and they tell me it is just insanely beautiful and infinitely mesmerising. It really feels like you are at the end of the world, but in a totally good way! Brazil and the amazon is another place, along with the Andes in Chile and Peru. I think it might have to be my next trip

No. 2 is a road trip of the USA... It is a bit of a clichéd one but to hire a big car and drive the length of the USA would be really fucking cool. The Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, California... Wow! So many iconic sights.... Shame the people are a bit crazy! Haha ;)

No. 3 is Papua New Guinea/Borneo... The proper tropical rainforests facinate me. This trip however might be the most difficult/dangerous of my list. Many parts of these places are still yet uncovered by western man and those jungles are some of the wildest on the planet. How exciting though!!! ;)      

 

Barid!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

1 year ago

Travel Accessories

Travel Accessories

It's another week and another Monday, so it's time for another entry on my amazing blog (haha). This week I want to talk about what I think is necessary for a trip. Stuff that I think is essential to make that next trip run as smoothly and as stress-free as possible.

A very important piece of equipment is a portable charging unit, possibly even two, as then you are covered all the time. You don't want to be without a camera when you need it most, just because of a flat battery. It happened to me once in Australia and now I make sure that will never happen again! Was so angry, haha.

A great pair of sunglasses are definitely needed, they are expensive and need to be looked after but they look and feel great!

I really love my music, it is a must on those sometimes long bus trips and plane rides. I'm not a great fan of those big bulky headphones, sometimes they are much too cumbersome! So I prefer to go for some nice high quaity in-ear headphones. If you go too cheaply then they tend not to last very long, so now I have a pair that I paid a high amount for, but they have lasted for more than 1 year so far, so it was a good investment. I've been looking recently for a friend and there are some very good deals to be had here, on the Apple iPhone earphones.. http://www.for-sale.in/earphones-for-apple-iphone

So that's it for another week, hopefully you guys got something from that and I will speak to you again soon!

My pleasure,

Barid

1 year ago

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

Hey everyone, it's Barid again... I thought it was time to talk about something that has been very useful to me, and no doubt useful to many other travellers out there, and I just wanted to make sure that any novice travellers out there were aware of it too. TripAdvisor is my go-to help and advice guide that is essential for me in any kind of travel I do, even if it is to another town in my country. You can find the places that the public most want to visit, eat at, drink at and sleep at. I have found some real gems!

TripAdvisor enables you to read reviews from people that have been to the places, and they can tell you their experiences, which can obviously be good or bad. Obviously with this there can be people who are generally fussy and hard to deal with, but I have been using the site for long enough now to be able to suss those people out. Some guys are just so vindictive, but anyway.

I also like to contribute to TripAdvisor myself, and it is so easy, having being able to link and log-in to your account via Facebook. If you don't have Facebook don't worry, you can easily set up an account via an email address. My friends can then see where I have been and I can let them know the best places that I find. 

TripAdvisor also allows the respective owners of each business/place etc to comment on all the reviews, so then you can see both sides of a story if necessary! It works on a system of voting out of 5, and you can see then see the average score and where are the best places to go. If there is anything with 4.5 or above, it's usually pretty damn good.

So please check out TripAdvisor for your next trip, anywhere, you will never use another review site :)

My pleasure,

Barid

1 year ago

Living in Kampot

Living in Kampot

Hey guys, first post in my new blog! Exciting times for me! I always wanted to do it, and now I have found the courage! It feels right that my first entry should be about a place that I hold dear to my heart, the wonderful Kampot in Cambodia, the Kingdom of Wonder! I lived there for a few months last year, and my experience was so so positive...

Kampot is situated in the south of the country, not far from the Vietnamese border (around 45 minutes to 1 hour) and also around 25km to the nearest beach (Kep). There is the beautiful backdrop of Bokor mountain, a stunning scene for a sunset awaits you! There are nearby pepper fields (considered the best in the world), salt fields, rapids and pretty countryside. Oh yeah, and it is situated on a river (as you can see in the picture, the "old bridge" is now out of use, and has been replaced by a much more sturdy structure).

As far as the town goes, it is quite small, but not toooo small. It has a very intimate and relaxed feel, everyone is very friendly, the locals are welcoming and the expat community is close-knit and strong. You really feel a sense of being part of something here, the first time I've really felt a community bond since I have been travelling the world. 

The weather is hot and dry for most of the year, with the rainy season coming from June to October, where there can be lots of rain, but we need it for the rice :)

If you go to Cambodia, then you must visit Kampot, especially if you like your places chilled out and relaxing.

Speak soon,

Barid

1 year ago

Hello Everyone!

Hi! My name is Barid and I am starting my blog on travelling. I am fortunate enough to have seen some of the world and I would like to share my experiences, good and bad! The world can be so small now, and I aim to see as much as possible. Hope you guys enjoy my blog!