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Nepal – Why We Shall Never Return

by Joseph Ellis February 10, 2014

During the course of our travels, we have forborne many euphoric moments… but there have been some nightmarish experiences as well. But the one that towers over them all is the one we experienced at Nepal’s Tribhuvan International Airport. It is harrowing enough to make us never want to visit that country ever again. Nepal is a beautiful country. Its […]

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Novotel Canberra – A Friendly and Convenient Choice

by Rosemarie John February 6, 2014

It was a large spacious room we walked into, with a large king size bed, a nice lounge area with a day bed and lounge chair and also a work desk with a well thought off connectivity panel. We were pleasantly surprised as most 4 to 4.5 star hotels we have stayed at aren’t very roomy. Our Executive King Room […]

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Road Trip from Shimla to Manali via Kullu

by Rosemarie John February 6, 2014

It was about 8am by the time we started our journey higher and deeper into Himachal Pradesh. Leaving the summer capital of Shimla, we had a long 8 hour road trip to Manali via Kullu. That meant it would involve morning coffee breaks, lunch breaks, toilet stops and most likely a lot of dozing off. The highlight of the day […]

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Skyscanner Bloscars 2014 – Help Us Win!

by Rosemarie John January 29, 2014

We are stoked! The year has started with great news as Travel and Beyond gets its first nomination from Skyscanner for the Best Travel Blog in Singapore 2014! The Bloscars Travel Award 2014 is an award given by Skyscanner to travel blogs from selected countries in Europe and Asia. It recognizes the excellent work of travel bloggers in informing and […]

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#OzinSg Celebrating Australia Day in Singapore

by Rosemarie John January 25, 2014

Joseph with High Commissioner Philip Green. Photo by Andrew West On the 23rd of January, we attended a wonderful Australia Day celebration at the Australian High Commission in Singapore. It was a night to celebrate everything that’s great about Australia over delicious food, fine Tasmanian Whiskey and great company. So what is Australia Day all about? Australia Day is the […]

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Shangri-La Hotel Singapore – Sanctum in a City

by Joseph Ellis January 10, 2014

A tropical sanctuary in the heart of bustling Singapore, Shangri-La Hotel is a perfect refuge after a taxing day of shopping, exploring and gorging on the delicacies that Singapore has to offer. Set amidst 15 acres of lush greenery, our stay in the Garden Wing was nothing short of magical. The hum of running water, the chirping of crickets and […]

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Shimla – Summer Capital of India

by Rosemarie John January 4, 2014

Shimla – a refuge from the burning plains of Hindustan. This is how the British East India Company saw Shimla as they set about converting this beautiful place into the summer capital of British India. The remnants of the Raj can still be seen here in its neo-Gothic structures.  This was our first pit stop for the day from New […]

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Our Top 5 Posts for 2013

by Rosemarie John December 27, 2013

2013 for us has been a real busy year balancing both work and travel. Though our business kept us tied down for quite a bit this year (which is fantastic), we did manage to squeeze in some awesome getaways to Sabah, Penang, Johor, Bangkok, Sydney, Canberra and North India. Our best moment this year is when we got our migration […]

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Delhi – Our First Impressions

by Rosemarie John December 23, 2013

This year we decided to celebrate my 33rd birthday in the historical city of New Delhi.  And before getting there I envisioned a great city that inspired many an ancient king and emperor including the British Raj to set up their political and financial centres to govern the entire Indian subcontinent. It is also the seat of the current Indian […]

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Reclining Buddha at Wat Lokayasutharam

by Rosemarie John December 2, 2013

Photo Story – Wat Lokayasutharam Known to the locals as Phra Buddha Sai Yat, this 37 meters long reclining Buddha is all that is left of a once royal temple. Many people still place offerings in a make-shift alter in front of the statue. Buddha’s head is resting on a lotus and at the opposite end of his body, his […]

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