Of wanderlust, faraway places and getting lost in revelry.

Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove): A Landscape of Fantasy

“Alden, would you be sailing, kayaking or walking to Cathedral Cove?” my Haka Tour mate Rakesh asked. “Oh, I’m taking the water taxi,” said I... Read More

Chasing Sunrises at Lion’s Head, Cape Town

My Lion’s Head hike began at 4am, under a canopy of black. Eric of Cape Town Hike was my guide, and his girlfriend Carine was... Read More

The Lone Tree of Lake Wanaka, Where Does Your Heart Lie?

I see... Out of the waters springs a willow tree Not the tallest nor the lushest But the most resolute. It heeds not the tickle... Read More

Flåm, Norway, is Paradise on Earth

Meditation and water are wedded for ever, wrote Herman Melville in his magnum opus. When the ingredient of silence consummates the two, paradise is created.... Read More

Taking On Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Developing PTSD: Post-traumatic Stairs Disorder

There is an unusual flurry of activity under Taupo’s twilight canopy. Even before the first crack of sunlight, travellers attired in nylon are already breakfasting.... Read More

Cape Agulhas: The Confluence of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans

Arriving at Cape Agulhas, the first thing that hits you is the ferocious wind. The barrelling gust lends power to the rogue waves crashing against... Read More

Nærøyfjord: The Fairytale Inspiration for Frozen’s Arendelle

It is almost impossible to fully imbibe Nærøyfjord’s dramatic grandeur. At every turn, you feel hemmed in by its infinite allure. Lofty cliffs rise over... Read More

Being One with the Elephants at Addo National Elephant Park

Addo’s sky ere dawn was a curtain of black, vast and starless.  On this particular Friday, I had woken up early to prepare for a... Read More

Experiencing The Magic of Victoria Falls, The World’s Largest Waterfall

Zimbabwe was hot, and ambling even short distances in the sun was unbearable. I was at first reluctant to travel to the sovereign state, as... Read More

A Surreal Moment: Witnessing the Northern Lights in Person

After a 13-hour flight to London and five-hour layover in Heathrow Airport, I was in the air again, bound for Reykjavik, Iceland. I sat in... Read More