Category Archive: practicalities of travel

$tati$tic$ of trav€ling th€ Philippin€$

The following is a breakdown of our daily costs in the Philippines. Although our aim is to travel cheaply, on what folks call a shoestring budget, we are not necessarily frugal folks! We… Continue reading

$tatistic$ of traveling in India

The average costs for 2 cookie lovers on a day to day/month to month basis. We’re not frugal by any means (our ever-increasing waist sizes can attest to this) but we’re not luxury… Continue reading

Snowboarding in Gulmarg

Since Xiker worships any embodiment of a snow god and would sacrifice anything–including yours truly–on the altar of snow, all for the adrenaline-inducing sport of snowboarding… it was only fitting that we go… Continue reading

Traipsing across North India

Being a tourist in North India ain’t easy. These Indians have seen far and above more than their share of us foreigners, so I really don’t blame ’em for their attitude towards us,… Continue reading

Shorts in India: do or do not?

The first day, I covered up appropriately. The second day, I wore a tanktop. Though I got the same amount of stares, I noticed less smiles and more judgmental expressions. But wearing shorts… Continue reading