Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Mythical Monsters

Some places are attractive due to their rich culture, some so because they have vibrant histories and some because they have the best stories. What kind of stories are we talking about? Scary ones, that’s for sure. A lot of times, locals start a trend or spread a rumor for their own vested reasons and many a times there are old wives tales so ancient, everyone just takes them as the truth. But while tales of ghosts, spurned lovers and haunted dueling spots are met with skepticism from outsiders, stories of a local monster is always greeted with interest and curiosity. 
These monsters are apparently sighted by different people during different times and seem scarier each time. Lets’ look at a few and judge for ourselves. 
Bigfoot: While no one knows exactly what kind of creature Bigfoot is, hundreds of people claim they have seen large footprints; upto 17 inches in length. 

Loch Ness Monster: By far one of the most famous monsters, the Loch Ness was first allegedly spotted in 1933. Since that time, the monster — real or not — has given Inverness, the town with the lake and other towns along the lake a major tourism boost. People have repeatedly searched Loch Ness for over 70 years, trying to verify the occasional sightings, photos, and videos. 

Cupacabra: This dreaded monster is said to leave behind dead animals! Chupacabras first gained wide notoriety in 1995 in Puerto Rico. No one knows for certain why or how the Chupacabra was first seen, but many Latin Americans believe it is the unholy result of secret government experiments in the jungles of Puerto Rico. 

Champ: Referred to as America’s personal Loch Ness Monster; the Champ is allegedly between 10 to over 100 feet long, has dark skin and is covered with humps. The Champ is so named because it is found in Lake Champlain.  

Giant Squid: This is the only monster on this list proved to be real. Japanese zoologists filmed a monstrous squid for the first time in 2004 and reported it to be approximately 26 feet long and was found nearly 3000 feet below the surface. 

Next time you travel to any of these places, hop into a local diner and ask a local to regale you. Who knows? Maybe one of the theories will have some merit. 

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Because we care about your Instagram and Facebook pictures.

 Who doesn’t want to look nice? We know that while being well turned out isn’t exactly number one on our list of priorities, it does help us feel good about ourselves, and project a better image. Thus a blog post on Travel Fashion

You remember all those trips taken abroad or even to any other destination in India and just feeling either under-dressed or over-dressed compared to other travellers? If yes; then give us a hi-5 because we’re in the same boat. However! We, being the nice people we are, have taken the pains to put together a list of items wearable to different places according to different activities. Jump right in and thank us with your feedback!

While trekking/mountain climbing, it is best to stick to clothes that are comfortable, but not baggy, you wouldn’t want to have excessive fabric hanging around while you navigate a tough road. Invest in a good pair of track pants and good quality, slightly stretchable t-shirts. Also, stick to brighter colours as at times visibility is poor the higher you go, and bright colours makes spotting one easy.

While going on walks around the place, during the summer’s at least, cottons and linens are perfect. However cute your new, expensive, branded top is, you need clothes that will help you breathe while looking elegant. Save that cute new thing for dinner or a night when you know wouldn’t perspire at all.

If your activities chosen are water based, you need to be doubly careful about what you wear. While everybody stresses on dark colours for obvious reasons, it is equally important to wear light-weight clothes or materials like spandex which do not absorb water. Steer clear of anything that weighs you down and adds additional weight.

Lastly, we can never ever stress enough on carrying essentials like sunscreen, basic first aid, caps and hats to guard you from a heat stroke, adequate water and any energy bar or hard boiled candies to keep you from dehydration.  

Friday, 7 August 2015

Advantages of a Day Trip

Well the title is pretty self-explanatory and this post tells you why you must use the weekend to go on a short trek rather than wile time away at your favourite café.
  •      There is no need to pack a big bag! Packing for a trip is always a nightmare and on a day trek all you need is a small bag carrying essentials. 
  •         You do not need to save up for months. How good is this pro? If you’re funding your own holiday, this way you do not need to wait a while for a well-deserved break. 
  •          A change of scene. Let’s get real, it is impossible to get about 10 days off from school/college or work more than once a year and the thought of a fixed routine the other 355 days is unbearable. Stop staring at that tan wall and go look at lush green valleys. Shoo! 
  •         You get to learn something new. Instead of exclaiming over TLC or National Geographic episodes, visit a Warli Village and get some first-hand knowledge while meeting people with the most amazing stories ever. 
  •         Lastly, field trips are a great way to meet new, like-minded people. The interaction, shared activities and narrated anecdotes usually lead to the development of a lifelong bond.