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  • Charm Of The Emerald Isle

    I was hesitant at the doorsteps of what was famously named after the street it was situated on, the 160-year-old Temple Bar of the Temple Bar neighbourhood in central Dublin, Ireland.

  • horrors travel

    The horrors of travelling – unleashed!

    And although misadventures such as these can turn you into a storyteller overnight, precisely what I am doing right now, and can serve as a remedy to old age, I have heard, feel free to live vicariously through the horrors of my time to help decide what NOT to do!

  • The Berlin experience

    On one sunny summer day, during our stay in Germany, we planned a day trip to Reichstag, one of the Berlin's most renowned tourists attraction. Unfortunately, it started to rain, yet we decided to go ahead with our plan.

  • Siem Reap—The city of stones

    When it comes to Southeast Asia, tourist destinations popular among Bangladeshis are: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and after the initiation of visa on arrival, Indonesia (Bali, more or less). Vietnam is becoming somewhat popular in recent years. Cambodia and Laos, however, still don't see a sizeable number of Bangladeshi travellers. Surprising, because the former boasts Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world, attracting over two million foreign tourists per year.

  • The Maldives

    If anyone ever asked me what my lifelong wish was; I would definitely declare that it was to 'travel the entire world'. So you can imagine the excitement I felt when my husband informed that would be making a short trip to paradise island – the Maldives!

  • The English Town of Bournemouth

    Imagine frolicking on a sandy beach by the bluish water of a boundless sea. Chilly pleasant breeze blowing; noisy seagulls flying over; the beauty of the vistas inexplicable and beyond description unless and until experienced firsthand!

  • Miami vibes

    When I touched down in Miami, as part of my first trip to America, there was no telling that I was in America at all. It could have been Puerto Rico or Cuba! This side to America is so distinct with a flavour uniquely its own – you have to see it to believe it.

  • Monsoon is the best time to visit the haors

    The months in-between Joishtho and Kartik of the Bengali calendar are very special, endorsing an amazing phenomenon at the haor areas inundated by vast waterways.

  • The most beautiful country on earth!

    Have you been to the most beautiful place on earth? I have. And no amount of photography or superlatives can be an exaggeration to its splendour in reality.

  • Visit Shah Porir Island and Netong, this Monsoon

    We sat at that point for a long time; sprinkling ourselves with the salty waters of the ocean. As we waited, the sky began to turn gloomy and the air slightly windy.

  • Monsoon travel destinations

    Don't let it dampen your spirit if the weather app forecasts 'a heavy rain tomorrow' or 'mostly cloudy'.

  • Let's hear it for New York!

    When I was sitting in Miami weaving grand plans for an NYC trip, almost everyone responded with a shrug and a lot of hmm-ha at the mention of the city.

  • Let's visit the Portuguese Fusion Kingdom - Goa

    Seeped in cultural diversity unique to the place, the western Indian state of Goa remains testament to its Portuguese past till this day.

  • Discover Seattle

    Popular for coffee and renowned for the architectural marvel that is the Space Needle, Seattle is a city that attracts tourists of all kinds, and for different reasons.

  • The Isle of Wight — A splendour of scenic beauty

    The Isle of Wight is a relatively large island at the foot of England. Shaped like an uneven diamond, the island is located in the English Channel and has a population of roughly 130,000.

  • Sleeping inside a Mongolian tent

    “Is there a toilet inside?” My mother suspiciously eyed the tents.

  • Mermaid Beach Resort: a melody of the waves

    The sea, millions of grains of sand, rain, sunsets and sunrises; the moon, and tranquillity— if you want to enjoy nature in all its glory, Mermaid resort is the place for it.

  • Baishakh Fashion 2017

    Pahela Baishakh is a burst of colours. It’s about celebrating all things new and also about rejoicing our traditions. Check out Star Lifestyle’s Baishakhi wardrobe collection, presented through a dazzling fashion show in the most picturesque of locations! Reimagine, reinvent and reinvigorate all things Baishakh!

  • TETULIA

    Perhaps you have been yearning to see the famed Kanchenjunga for long. But because of the international travel involved, and the various red tapes, it has not materialised yet.

  • Travels that make souls wiser

    When I watched the Bollywood flick, “Zindagi na milegi dobara” for the first time, I like a lot of others, fell in love with Spain and with the idea of travel changing my life.

  • The land of the dragon, and fiery rhododendrons

    When I read Tagore's “Shesher Kobita' near the end of my school life, its main theme did not dawn on me. I was entranced.

  • By the tranquil waters

    It was mentioned quite a few times—a mountain surrounded by deep forests where wild flowers bloom in abundance during monsoon. We did not wait for the rains though, and in the midst of the chilly winter, we set out to see this place of untold wonders.

  • Discovering Morocco

    Sitting somewhere on the northern tip of Africa, Morocco is a country resplendent in glorious architecture and endowed with a distinct landscape.

  • Along the shores of the Pacific

    Our initial plan was to embark on a train that travelled along the Ocean. I have crossed the Atlantic to travel to Europe and the Indian Sub-continent, but never had the experience of moving along Pacific, and that too, on a train.

  • In the land of the lion with the sword

    The island of Sinhala, or Sri Lanka as we know it today, is a country beautiful beyond expectations. The warmth of its people, the neat and clean roads, the delicious food - everything is impressive. Most surprising were the smiling faces of immigration officers at the airport. I bet no one has seen that anywhere else in the world!

  • Inca Civilisation

    Exploring the belief systems of early cultures can be enlightening and transforming. Each offers unique perspective on how we can

  • Sundarbans: The Allure of the Bengal Tiger

    We thought it was high time to go meet the Royal Bengal in its home, all together in a large group.

  • In the land of the thunder dragon

    A journey from Dhaka to Paro, by airplane, can sometimes leave you with a few lost heartbeats if you're not the most courageous person in the world.

  • Back to India

    I have travelled to over 36 countries and counting in my thirty years, extensively hopped over and lived in the heart of Europe, enjoyed the hospitality of the American waters, touched the Alps back down in New Zealand but everywhere I have been - I have carried an ache in my heart.

  • Coasting in the clouds

    Bipa said she intended to use the long Eid holidays to just read books; Swarna was of the mind to listen to music somewhere in the hills, and Imran wanted to watch Satyajit Ray films under the shade of a tree—this was the variety of people that Nowroz was driving to Bandarban with.

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