Author Archives: IslandsandIslets

Madagascar Island Tour-A Simple Guide

Madagascar Island

Lovers of wilderness, rainforests, wildlife in their natural habitat, endemic flora and fauna, isolated seafronts forever scour the world atlas with a magnifying lens and come up with exotic destinations like Madagascar Island that meet all their passions as a traveler. 99% of their meticulous combing of the world atlas yield islands, large or small, inhabited or uninhabited. What I am driving at is, no other destinations than exotic islands can be ideal and memorable travel destinations. Today, […]

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Travel guide to the Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands 2

Sometime during the early 1980s, we kept coming across the name, “ Falkland Islands ” repeatedly on the newspaper. It was the pre-internet era. Looking back, I remember a modern day war fought by the British against Argentina because the later invaded the Falkland Island which is actually a British Overseas Territory, whatever that means politically. I could only say the Falkland Islands were and are under the British control.   Location of Falkland Islands The Falkland […]

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Tranquil Kandy tour guide, Sri Lanka

Kandy (2)

At the outset, let me de-scare you; Sri Lanka is safe now for the tourist. It’s peacetime in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is an island proudly called as the ‘Emerald Island’ in the Indian Ocean due to the green tea plantations, and thousands of coconut trees.The majority of the tourists to Sri Lanka will spend just a few hours in its capital city Colombo and quickly catch a train or a taxi to go to Kandy, the […]

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Travel guide to Kadmat Island in Lakshadweep

Travel guide to Kadmat Island

Lakshadweep archipelago is a union territory of India. This group of islands and atolls are located in the Laccadive sea, part of the Arabian sea. In the history books n India, the Lakshadweep islands are always mentioned as Lakshadweep and Minicoy Islands and Kadmat Island is one among them. The archipelago has two more groups of islets called Amindivi Islands and the Laccadive Islands. Though the Lakshadweep islands are pristine holiday destination, not many tourists visit them. […]

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How Does Life Happen in Boracay Island?

Boracay Island

The title was an inspiration after I read a blog post on Travel and Leisure. The writer coined that phrase in an article that spoke about touring the Boracay Island, one of the thousands of islands of Philippines. The Philippines is probably the only country in the world that offers much more than its capital Manila. Imagine your predicament when you are presented with 7000 islands to choose your vacation in the Philippines. Tough choice-eh? Here, let […]

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5 Exotic Islands of Thailand

Thailand

The Asian continent is probably the second most visited continent by the tourists; Africa being the first. Asian countries like Thailand are truly diverse in geography, history, religion, culture, and food. No other continent can match such a diversity which is a real tourist and historian’s attraction. Some of the top Asian countries for tourism Hong Kong Thailand Vietnam Philippines Indonesia Sri Lanka India Myanmar China Cambodia Korea Of these Asian countries, Thailand is very popular among […]

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Travel Guide to Mount Etna, the Most Active Volcano in the World

Mount Etna by Reuters

Let us visit Mount Etna, Sicily, the world’s most active volcano since centuries. Sicily is a very big island in the Mediterranean Sea. Volcanoes are not mysteries anymore; we all know what causes an eruption. Nevertheless, the force of nature when a volcano erupts to spew molten lava certainly intimidates. The damage volcanoes cause to the ecology and human life is permanent. Still, volcanoes attract us, not during eruption but when the eruption ceases and they become […]

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Kids Attractions and Activities in Bali Island

Bali Island

How do parents choose a vacation destination if they are taking their children with them? They will do a thorough research about the fun activities available for children too. I mean any outdoor activity that are children friendly should be offered at the places of vacation destinations. At some places in the world like Bali Island, the children will be ignored totally leading to murmurs of protest from them. These days, tour organizers plan several memorable and […]

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5 Locations to Spot the Penguins in New Zealand

Penguins Crossing

Penguins enthrall all of us without exception. We like the way they walk, a sort of funny ambling across the mainland before they happily plunge into the ice-cold sea. Another aspect I noticed about penguin is they don’t (or can’t) look at you directly. They seem to ignore another living being when they are on land. It’s just my observation. We all want to see penguin but we think they can be seen only in Antarctic Circle. […]

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6 Italian Island That You Should Know

Sicily island, Italy

I once heard that Italy which has several beautiful islands attracts more tourists than Switzerland and France that I believed to possess the maximum number of sightseeing places in Europe. Do you join me in that belief? We both are wrong; Italy is ranked at the top of European tourist destinations than other European countries. I then guessed it to be right as Italy is where the Vatican is, the world’s headquarters for Christians. Then, there is […]

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