JOSEPH RANJAN

INDIAN BACKPACKER

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Manila – Philippines

Manila – capital city of Philippines. Indians need prior visa to enter Philippines. But Indians hold USA / Canadian visa can enter Philippines without visa if the stay does not exceed 7 days and the purpose of visit is Tourism. First time i used USA visa to enter different country. Most of the people here […]

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Manila to Villa Escudero day trip by Bus

Villa Escudero Resort is famous for its waterfall restaurant. It is located approximately 100kms away from Manila. The resort offers day tour packages for anyone who want to come and visit the resort. The package includes access to museum (Escudero family collection), buffalo cart ride and also for waterfall restaurant lunch. This resort is located […]

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Yangon – Myanmar

Yangon city – formerly known as Rangoon and the former capital of Burma (Myanmar). The city has a longer historical connect with Tamils. There were trade proofs between very older Tamil kingdoms and Burmese kingdoms. There were many Tamils sent to Myanmar by British as well during their ruling period here. Still i can see […]

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Zimbabwe, Zambia and Kenya e-visa for Indians

Zimbabwe, Zambia and Kenya immigration offers e-visa facility for Indian passport holders. Zimbabwe E-Visa for Indians: Website: https://www.evisa.gov.zw/ Zambia E-Visa for Indians: Website: https://evisa.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm/ Kenya E-Visa for Indians: Website: https://accounts.ecitizen.go.ke/login

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Nairobi – Kenya

Nairobi – Capital city of Kenya. I had 13 hours of transit so i decided to visit the city on a short trip. I choose to visit Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre during this transit time. Both places were good but overcrowded even on a weekday. Giraffe Centre This center got a entrance fee […]

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Thetford Game Reserve – Harare

Thetford Game Reserve is a privately owned Reserve in Zimbabwe. It is located 40 minutes drive away from Harare city. They offer 3 hour game drive (safari) with a guide for 55 USD along with snacks, lunch, drinks, etc… This is unbelievable price because usually game drive costs minimum 200 USD for short time. And […]

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Livingstone – Zambia

Livingstone – The border city of Zambia which includes a small portion of Victoria falls. In fact to visit Devils Pool in the falls, the only way is through entering Livingstone only. The city was named after David Livingstone, the British explorer who claimed to discover the Victoria Falls. But my tour guide and guide in […]

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Victoria Falls – Largest waterfall in the world

Victoria Falls – Largest waterfall in the world. It is not longest or highest in the world. But when both combined it is the largest in the world. The falls located in Zimbabwe – Zambia border. Both countries share the waterfall. The Zimbabwe side of the city is known as ‘Victoria Falls’ itself. Most of […]

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Johannesburg – South Africa

Johannesburg – The city where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to 1962. Constitution Hill in Johannesburg is the prison where Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela were kept in various times. Now this place is converted as Museum and is available for public to view. The museum explains how a white prisoner is treated better compared to […]

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Attari – Wagah border ceremony

India – Pakistan border is pretty famous for Border Retreat Ceremony event happens everyday evening. Plenty of people arrive here both the side everyday to see the flag off event and cheer for the parade of their nation. I didn’t expect this much crowd. In Indian side the stadium was almost full. Only VIP section […]

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Statue of Unity – Tallest statue in the world

Statue of Unity is the tallest statue in the world. It is located in the state of Gujarat, India. Though the works were not really completed it is already open for public and there were lot many people visiting it already irrespective of current real hot climate. The statue is not the only attraction here. […]

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Tower Bridge – London

A symbol of the City of the London. I saw this bridge from the bus tour during my onward flight transit and it was stunning beautiful in lights. So i thought of visiting this place again during my return flight transit as well. As flight delayed 1.5 hours from Dallas the transit time in London […]

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Reunion Tower – Dallas USA

Reunion Tower in Dallas is a perfect place to visit during long transit at Dallas-Fort worth Airport. I had 11 hours of transit and had enough time to visit the place from Airport. The tower offers Ariel view of the city and there was a informative person who guides the visitors with lot many information. […]

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Santiago – Chile

Santiago – Capital city of Chile. The city was located little close to mountain ranges so the visual on day times happen to be very nice. Again everyone speak Spanish only as like many other South American country. Very hard to find anyone who speak English. I happen to stay in a apartment with a […]

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Buenos Aires to Santiago by Bus

Traveling on a bus in South America is absolutely awesome experience and for me it becomes even more fun by boarding on the wrong bus. I wanted to travel from Argentina capital ‘Buenos Aires’ to Chile capital ‘Santiago’ by bus. I choose to travel with ‘CATA Internacional’ because of its quality service feedback and stylish […]

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Montevideo – Uruguay

Montevideo – Capital of Uruguay and home for most of the population of the country. The city was unbelievably beautiful. Honestly i didn’t expected it much but it was almost equal to any European city. As a cruise visitor there was no need for a visa to enter the country. But for Indians a visa […]

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Stanley – Falkland Islands

Stanley or popularly known as Port Stanley is the capital of Falkland Islands, a self governing British overseas territory. Cruise passengers do not need a visa to enter Falkland Islands. Sea pass card is enough. But to visit by air, a valid UK visa is needed to enter. It is located so remote that finding […]

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Antarctica – The ICE Continent

The Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship does its maiden voyage into Antarctica so does we. The ICE continent welcome us with fantastic climate. The caption said he came here 6 times and never seen this clear climate. The sun was there full day and freezing temperature alongside made the day wonderful. Surprisingly there was no darkness […]

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Ushuaia – Southernmost city of the world

Ushuaia – Known as the southernmost city of the world this city is home for 65000+ people today. Though people live southern than this those places can not be considered as ‘City’ because of its less population. The Government of Argentina kept official ‘End of the World’ board here in Ushuaia.   [Show slideshow]

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Celebrity Eclipse

Celebrity Eclipse – Stunning cruise ship by Celebrity Cruises. The ship got 16 floors. 14, 15 floors are full of restaurants, ocean view balconies and 16th deck is just open ocean view deck. My room is in 8th floor of the ship. It was very nice to see many Indians in the Cruise. A staff […]

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