Delhi

Travel Tips for Delhi by Ritika S

Hi I am Ritika & I am a wanderer by nature; a college student by profession. I live in a city that changes colour with every 10 steps you take. Armed with a rich historical and cultural background, it has never ceased to amaze me despite living here since the last 10 years. Though one really has to be careful since Delhi has a tendency to be extremely hot, humid and bitingly cold.

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One can’t really give you enough tips if you plan to visit this Delhi, but I’ll give you a head-start with what gets me going!

Forts and the Tombs
From Lal Quila (Red Fort) to Purana Quila (Old Fort) to Humayun ka Maqbara (Humayun’s Tomb) to Qutub Minar, this city has it all! Boasting of being home to many ancient empires like the Mauryan Empire, Mughal Empire and renowned dynasties like the Tomara dynasty, Slave dynasty, Tughluq dynasty, Khilji dynasty etc. It is believed that Delhi is the land of Indrapastha, the capital seat of the Pandavas in the epic Mahabharata.

Heritage Walks
Don’t forget to sign up for a Heritage walk if you want to explore the old part of Delhi, home to Mirza Ghalib, Jama Masjid, and other famous heritage buildings and architectural buildings.

Transport
This metropolitan city is well connected A/c, Non A/c buses, as well as an expansive metro line.

Shopping and Food
Delhi is proud to be a shoppers paradise, be it clothes, food, jewellery as well as electronics gadgets. If you are looking for traditional Indian wear or dry fruits while also giving a treat to your tummy, head to Chandini Chowk- a bustling, and oldest market place of the city. Sarojini Nagar will offer you casuals of the latest fashion trends. Other market places to keep in mind would be Lajpat Nagar and Karol Bagh. Don’t forget to haggle for the best prices!

Festivals and Fairs
A city bubbling with culture, traditions, colours and happiness, does not need any special occasion to celebrate. Be it Diwali, Eid, Christmas, Guru Purab, Durga Puja or many others, people of all strata come together and celebrate them with style.

How to approach this city?
Though it’s a city brimming with history, festivals, and great food, weather can be a downer. Plan your trip according to the weather you are comfortable with, while travelling. It is advisable to keep your valuables close to you while using public transport. Carry bottled water at all times.

Keep this in mind, and you will have a trip to remember!
Looking forward to seeing you here! 🙂

Thailand

Travel Tips for Thailand by Dang H. Huynh

I am Dang H. Huynh from Ho Chi Minh city but I am currently based in Bangkok, Thailand.

One and half year ago, I left home to seek an adventure for my life across South East Asia. Now I am working for a travel company as a tour leader around India  & China. Now I am kind of living in Bangkok but I rarely spend over a month in each countries. My job required me need to travel all the time. Each of places I passed have its own feature. It’s hard to compare and say which is the best. Thailand is the country where I had lots of experience and fun the most.

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Here are my travel tips for Thailand, I recommend that you should add these to your bucket list:

1. Don’t miss a chance to try street food, it’s a good way to experience Thai cuisine.
It’s also a pocket friendly way to enjoy the local cuisine and culture.

2. Go to Khaosan road to see how the Thai’s nightlife is.

3. Check it out the red light street in Patpong, here is not only about strip club but also has night market

4. Go to Thailand, particular Chiang Mai or Bangkok in April and get absolutely soaked in Songkran festival

5. Get on the boat and cruise along the river to watch the stunning sunset

6. The best way to go around the city is using bus
The ‘Tuk-Tuk’ could make for an entertaining way to travel the city, but use it as a one of experience.

While Thailand offers great scenes for young travellers, it is also an ideal location for people seeking a cheap vacation with peace of mind. Thailand has a host of untouched islands which many local hotels that let you leave behind all your worries.

How to approach the country?

Thailand is predominantly Buddhist, so travellers should respect and obey the dos and don’ts of Thai culture.

Playas Del Coco

Travel Tips for Playas del Coco by MyTanfeet.com

I’m Samantha (FacebookTwitter)  and I moved down to Costa Rica a year and a half ago to be with my Costa Rican boyfriend after being in a long distance relationship for 2 years. We live in Playas del Coco, a small beach town up in the Pacific Northwest of the country and we love it.

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We live two blocks from the beach, it’s sunny everyday, great weather, lots of sun and there’s always something to do. We have made some great friends in Coco and love that it’s a family friendly beach mixed with a party vibe so you can go out and have fun in downtown or have a chill night.

I grew up in Olympia, Washington in the United States and now I live in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Our best tips for Playas del Coco:

1. If you don’t have a car, get a bike. Even if you’re visiting for a few days, renting a car is not worth it unless you plan to go to far away places but you can call a shuttle for tours. To get around town, the easiest and most fun way is to bike.

2. Don’t expect it to be cheap – Coco is a very small tourist town so with limited competition, prices are not low. Food isn’t cheap at restaurants or supermarkets but you can find lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, even at the fruit stands and fairs.

3. Wear sunscreen! The sun is very intense here and being just 8-12 degrees above the equator, the rays are much stronger here, even if you’re used to Southern California sun. We have known people to get third degree burns because they didn’t put on sunscreen and having red painful skin can really ruin what could have been a great trip.

4. Check what’s the weather like when your trip is. The coast is super hot but it still rains during rainy season and it rains hard! Make sure the month you are going is rainy or dry and pack appropriately.

5. There are not a lot of hostels in Coco – only a couple and couchsurfing is hard to find. Expect to pay a bit more for hotels in Coco.

How to approach the city:

Coco is a great beach town for first time visitors to Costa Rica – most of the Costa Ricans speak English here, they take dollars and there are a LOT of foreigners, especially older American and Canadians come here. If you’re looking for more of a younger party scene, then I would go to Playa Tamarindo instead. Playas del Coco is a scene for the retired North Americans to come and enjoy their winter months of retirement here and there are not as many young people or backpackers. It’s a nice beach, don’t expect to do any surfing or snorkeling there but is a good beach to swim in.