Tag Archive: holiday

Getting wet and wild for Songkran

As the traditional Thai New Year, Songkran is one of the biggest and most fun-filled holidays on the Thai calendar! Dousing each other with water actually started as a traditional ritual of simply… Continue reading

Nepali New Year

Happy Nepali New Year, y’all! It’s the second day of the year 2070 BS (Vikram Samvat, also spelled Bikram). For Nepalis the new year falls sometime in mid-April, as according to the lunar… Continue reading

Khajuraho: carnival

The carnival opened on Sunday morning and it was pure chaotic joy, despite the suffocating clouds of dust in the air. Parents gripped overexcited toddlers by the hand while older children were given… Continue reading


The area around Munnar is every bit as beautiful as everyone says it is. The rocky, green hills slope down into the hazy off-white horizon, and high above, the sky is a soft… Continue reading