Category: Travel Stories

Long form stories from my travels

Bhutan

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Bhutan, the only carbon negative country in the world. Bhutan, the happiest country in the world. Did you know they measure their country’s progress by something they call the Gross National Happiness (GNH) index? Bhutan, the only Himalayan country without a garbage problem. Where tourists and foreigners are treated with kindness and warmth. Where the… continue reading »

A walk in Gokarna

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I started walking from the hostel on the so-called “Five Beach Trek” at 7 AM, a full hour later than what the manager had told me. “You have to start at 6. It gets hot very fast after that!” I spent a few minutes chasing a peacock trying to get the bird, the light, and… continue reading »

The day the donkeys ran away

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Refuge De La Leise is set halfway down between a pass and a valley. From it, the GR 5 meanders on downwards toward a stream, then continues along it, fading away into the distance. On both sides of the refuge are smooth, grassy slopes, with a few scattered rocks, barely balancing themselves on the incline…. continue reading »