Salar de Uyuni (Salt Lake)

One of the major attractions in Bolivia is Salar de Uyuni. It must definitely be on a traveler’s bucket list. What is Salar de Uyuni and how was it formed? Salar de Uyuni a.k.a Salt Lake is World’s largest salt lake. The salt lake spreads across 10,000 square kilometres (approximately). It was formed as a result of transformations between several …

Sunset and star gazing at Train cemetery

A cemetery of trains is one of the amazing tourist attractions in Bolivia. Uyuni is a city in Bolivia which serves as a gateway to the World’s largest salt flats. The city is also home to the largest antique train cemetery. The rustic texture of the trains give an amazing backdrop to view the sunsets and to star gaze. The …

Photo Diary: Machu Picchu

Since Machu Picchu is so beautiful and one of the seven wonders, I thought it deserved a separate post. Built in the 15th century, Machu Picchu is the Inca citadel. It is situated at 7970 feet above the sea level. For the complete guide for the Inca trail to Machu Picchu – refer my detailed post – Inca Trail – …

Photo Diary: Valparaiso

Valparaiso is definitely the Mecca of street art. Every lane, staircase and building has a graffiti on it and each one of them is more beautiful than the other. Valparaiso is a port city in Chile. It is one of the major cities and is known for its colourful and breathtaking clifftop homes. Lonely Planet called it a wonderful mess …

Inca trail to Machu Picchu – a complete guide!

Last Christmas and New Years 2018, my friends Vijay and Keyur and I did the Inca trail. And it is definitely one of the best experiences I have had in past few years. It was an achievement, especially after 4 days of hike and struggle in the rain (Yes, we learned that December is the rainy season and is not …

Chile, I love you!

Chile was voted as a must visit place for 2018 by Lonely Planet. I have seen New Zealand and Norway and I have loved every bit of those countries. If Chile was voted above NZ and Norway, then Chile had to live up to its status. Well, I was visiting Chile for my Christmas break in 2017. I had expectations …

Chile tourist visa for Indian citizen

The process for applying for Chile tourist visa for Indian citizens residing in Australia is very easy and systematic. This post details out the process for obtaining the Chile tourist visa. Step 1: To submit the below original documents at Chile Consulate General: Completed visa application form Current Australian visa (if the visa is not stamped, then the email obtaining …

Peru – My planned travel itinerary!

Peru means Inca trail for me. I had to do the Inca trail and see one of the wonders of the World – Machu Picchu. When my friend Akshata suggested me the travel to South America, the first and the only thing that came to my mind was the Inca trail. Peru is a country in the western South America …

Vaccinations for Chile, Bolivia and Peru

Getting vaccinations before traveling to any country is a good idea. As part of my travel checklist, vaccinations are always part of the list. It is advisable to take vaccinations 3 to 4 weeks prior to the travel. Note: The period before which the vaccinations are required to be taken depends on the type of vaccination and hence consult your …

Chile – My planned travel itinerary!

I have always wanted to visit South America. It has been one of my dream destinations. As part of my yearly long vacations during Christmas, I decided to head to the beautiful continent of South America. For me, visiting South America was incomplete without doing the Inca Trail, which meant I had to visit Peru. I started researching for various …