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FAQs in Bangladesh

If you are a foreigner travelling in Bangladesh, please be ready to answer the following questions:  Which country? Are you married? What is your religion? Third question was the most ubiquitous in Bangladesh. I did not experience this in Nepal. But in Kenya, it was a different story. In Chittagong, near Sitakund,

Amtrak Passenger FAQs

Answers are from my own personal travel as of December 2013 Where should you sit if you are taking California Zephyr? The scenery switches a lot between left and right side. Also, what you see depends on whether you are travelling from or to Chicago. I sat towards the Northern side (left

Across America on Amtrak

I have to attend a research workshop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 16 December. By then, I would be done with my Ph.D. qualifying exam. I have to be in USA till mid-January to get a cheaper ticket to fly back to India. Since I don't have any family in USA

Motorcycles in Nepal

Automotive industry is not well developed in Nepal. Almost all vehicles are imported. Insurance and hefty road tax add up to the import cost and make owning a vehicle in Nepal very expensive. I am planning on buying a motorcycle in Nepal and here is a small report on my

My first visit to Nepal

Nepal, though one the neighbouring countries, is never an immediate travel destination for most of the Indians. May be the skin colour of the people is not as exotic as the people of the West.  I decided to go there this summer to study the businesses that support fecal sludge