I TRAVEL

My Wanderings & Adventures

Over the years, I've :

  • Scaled Mount Fuji in Japan

  • Spent a night at a Manga cafe & soaked in an Onsen in Tokyo, Japan

  • Scuba Dived in Bali, Indonesia

  • Sky Dived in Prague, Czech Republic

  • Kept off the 'grass' in Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Posed in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

  • Bungee Jumped in Whistler, BC, Canada

  • Learned Ninjutsu & Muay Thai in Singapore

  • Ate fried crickets at a roadside shack in Myanmar

  • Had my fill of Gnocchi, Pesto Pasta & Wine in Italy

  • Prayed at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Germany

  • Went on a liquid diet of Vodka in Warsaw, Poland

  • Gorged on Seafood & Pastéis de Natas in Lisbon, Portugal

  • Got transfixed by the Himalayas and the Tibetan culture in McLeodGanj, India

  • Jaywalked in the bustling uptight chaos of early morning office goers in London, UK

  • Partied till the wee hours of the morning in Dubai

  • Contemplated life while sitting in artsy coffee shops in Austin

  • Scouted locations of the TV show Big Little Lies in Monterey, California

  • Ran amongst the national Historic Monuments during early morning hours in Washington DC, US

  • Strolled through the uber-chic neighbourhood of Dumbo, Brooklyn, NYC

  • Walked the High Line in pink stilettos 

  • Gorged on delish breakfast spreads in old Italian Diners in Little Italy, NYC.

  • Shed tears & felt cozy with a 'Dark & Stormy' Manhattan cocktail in Greenwich village, Manhattan

  • Celebrated New Years eve on the highest rooftop in Charlotte, NC in freezing weather

  • Battled political conversations with Old Fashions & Manhattans in an underground bar in Washington DC

 

Some other memorable instances - 

  • Lobsters & Lobster rolls in Boston

  • Art murals & the Jazz scene in Chicago 

  • Insta-worthy photo ops in Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York

  • Amelia Earhart & her red Lockheed Vega 5B at the Smithsonian museum in Washington, DC

  • Nasi Lemak and other delicious South Asian food in Malaysia

  • Egg nog at a roadside inn at BainBridge island near Seattle

  • Crema coffee and techie conversations in San Jose, California

  • Old bookshops with a lone black cat in San Jose, California

  • Beer battered lime Shrimp Tacos & Shirly Temples in Charlotte, NC

  • Indian Coffee House with idlis and dosas in Pondicherry, India

  • Parsi & Irani cafes in the bylanes of Bombay, India

  • and many others!

OTHER RANDOM MUSINGS

  • Mumbai things to eat and do

  • Best things in each US city

  • Tattered passports

  • Travel misadventures

  • Checking out bars in every new city I visit

  • 2020 travel plans

  • Best bars in Toronto

  • How traveling helps me to be a better leader, solve and create successful products

  • Best sites and apps to plan and book your travel on

  • Check out my Travel hacks here

© 2020 by Swapna Malekar.