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10 Awesome Things to Do in Shillong

Shillong, the “Scotland of the East”, is the capital of pristine state of Meghalaya in North East of India. Nestled at height of 1,500 meters in Khasi hills, Shillong plays hide and seek with clouds throughout the year. It has been a popular summer retreat from the British era for its cool crisp airs. Most […]


Top 11 Free Things to Do in London

London is one metropolis I can imagine living in other than my home city of Mumbai. On my several work trips I had a chance to explore London after work hours and over the weekends. My first trip to London was in 2007 and latest in 2015. Over these years the city has constantly evolved […]

Glass roof of Gresham Palace Budapest

10 Awesome Things to Do in Budapest

Want to explore Budapest as a local? Check out 10 awesome things to do in Budapest covering best nightlife spots to must visit monuments of the city!

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21 Happy Postcards from Little Known Paradise Koh Chang

Life is a beach. The fortunate me lived that life in Koh Chang, Thailand. Albeit for a few days. But those were the most memorable and happiest days from the last international trip I took at the end of 2019. There has been no traveling since then. As the world grapples with COVID-19 pandemic. Today […]


What Did I See in Sri Lanka in just 4 days?

India is blessed with the best neighbors in the world. Sri Lanka is one of my favorite countries to visit amongst our neighbors! An extended long weekend and cheap round-trip fares to Colombo made the last minute trip to Sri Lanka possible. I just had four days to visit the emerald island of Sri Lanka. […]


21 Breathtaking Moments Hiking the Rainbow Mountain

I did the unbelievable in Peru! I hiked freaking 5,000 meters plus Rainbow Mountain. Well for perspective Everest Base Camp sits at an altitude of 5,300 meters! How did this happen? I never considered myself, and I still don’t, as much of a mountain lover. That changed dramatically on the South America backpacking trip. I […]


Best Sunrises and Sunsets in Bagan: 21 Times I was Awestruck

Silence is golden. Likewise, the sunsets and sunrises in Bagan. No matter how hard I try narrating the golden hours spent in Bagan, the words fail me! Three unforgettable days of unbelievable pink skies at dawns and dusks, and inexplainable tranquility. Bagan is simply blessed by Buddha’s divinity.    Mastmusaphir I am going to let […]

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Can Women Travel Alone in India?

As a solo Indian traveler, I often get asked by the curious fraternity of the opposite sex… Can women travel alone in India? Is it safe for us to do so? My short answer is a big “yes”! Why Do I Say So? Let me narrate two instances, they should put my perspective in a […]


12 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Enigmatic Japan

Lost in Translation. The 2003 English movie, starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, is set in Tokyo. The plot follows two strangers meeting in unfamiliar Japan and gradually develop a special bond.  My rendezvous with Japan is a lot like the movie. In 2015, I visited Japan the first time for two weeks. Post that […]


How to Budget Travel Like Mastmusaphir?

Frequently the snappy remark I face is you must be earning in millions (how I wish!) to be able to travel so often for long durations. And the lamest excuse I repeatedly hear from others for not travelling is “It costs a lot of money!”. Well sorry to throw cold water on your ideas, this […]

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