Ludwig II’s fairy tale castle

During my trip to Europe, one of the destinations I had planned to visit was Neuschwanstein Castle. I thought it would be just another historical building, but it is so much more than that.

Fall season in America / A gallery of flaming colours

This year, all the precursor conditions—chilly nights and sunny, warm days—were in place for a fabulous fall foliage season.

Travel / Clouds aren’t fluffy and other revelations at Meghalaya

During the Eid holidays, I went to Meghalaya through the Tamabil-Dawki border with seven friends. On our way to Sylhet from Dhaka,

The manly man's survival guide to Chatuchak Market, Thailand

What is it? One of the biggest marketplaces in Thailand for bargains on anything from clothes, food, pets to soap, electronics and phallic shaped toys in every imaginable colour.

South of Equator / Ciudad del Este - A window into Paraguay

Ciudad del Este, Paraguay's second largest city, is famous. But perhaps not for the more conventional reasons. Set on the tri-border with Brazil's Foz do Iguaçu and Argentina's

The Great Wall of China / Ming's man-made marvel

The Great Wall of China stands as a testament of human endurance and perseverance. Few things in this world can compare to this awe-inspiring architectural feat. I knew I had to go and see it on my recent trip to Beijing.

Of Dragons and Dynasties: Bhutan Uncovered

Often during holidays, I am torn between my desire to travel far and wide and go back to the comforts of my home and family in Bangladesh.

Prague Bohemia's Rhapsody

After the most traumatic academic year of my postgraduate legal studies, I decided to reward myself with a budget friendly Europe trip.

Rousing Rio

Rio is a city of varying extremes, encapsulated in wild rainforests and beaches; a metropolis of skyscrapers and shantytowns; a cosmopolitan steeped in history. I explore its many aspects through a series of articles on the city. This is the second of three.

Beautiful Barcelona

Barcelona is hard not to fall in love with regardless of how many times I visit. With its rich cultural history and easily accessible location between the panoramic Mt Montjuic and the Mediterranean Sea

The Secret to Never Forgetting Lisbon

We reached Lisbon late one afternoon. It was a time of long summer days when the sun sets at half past nine. The half an hour drive to the city took us through wide boulevards bordered byJacaranda trees in full bloom, and road islands marked by statues commemorating national heroes.

Beach Bums in Rio

Rio is unlike any city I'd been in before: not just geographically, where the urban sprawl gives way to fine, sandy beaches and rainforest covered hills with sheer drop down to stunning lagoons, but also culturally as it exudes a vibrant yet laid-back vibe.

The tiny Island nation in the Mediterranean

Cyprus is a beautiful little island in a very strategic position in the Mediterranean Sea. It has been influenced by many diverse cultures, languages and people.


The barrios of Buenos Aires has been split into three parts: Monserrat & City Centre, Palermo & Recoleta, and La Boca & San Telmo. This is the third instalment in the series.

The marginalia of Paris

It's a tale as old as time—Paris as a city of stories. Not just because of the published literature flowing through it ceaselessly, but also the rues, boulevards, bridges, gardens, and buildings royal and ramshackle which contain stories of all those who have passed through them.

The Barrios of Buenos Aires

I had originally tried my hand at learning to speak French but failed spectacularly. So, I turned to Spanish, a seemingly more manageable language, where I could, at least, pronounce the words I was reading.