Category Archives: travel

Back in Vietnam

The last time I was in Vietnam
I knew I wanted to wanted to come back.

We had traveled from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh
and spent a night in Hoi An -Danang.

But it was too short a time
to get to know the country.

So I am back here
traveling, learning and experiencing.

As I make way
from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

Immersing in the local culture
and enjoying the Vietnamese experience.

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Anil’s Cafe, Chaar Dukan

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I was not a regular at Anil’s Cafe
when I was in school.
but I had to visit
when I was there last month.
So, I walked up towards chaar dukan
and only realised this time around
that the reason this place
is called chaar dukan
is because there are only four dukans
and anil’s is the last one there 🙂

welcome to the yak country

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saw so many yaks
for the first time
in my life.

also met
the pastoral nomads
who look after these yaks
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inside their temporary settlement
we met Dolma who offered tea
and snacks as we opted
for just some warm water.
she said they had been there
for about two months now
and looked after 150 yaks

she also gave yak churpees
and asked us to visit again.
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a little further from their place
we saw another yak herder
with his herd and
watched the yaks
cross the road.
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cambridge book depot

all those weekend outings
during boarding school life
never brought me here.
why?
because it was off bounds
(though only 100 yards further)
and i was that goody two shoes
who broke no rules 😉

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this is the famed ruskin bond hangout.
on certain saturdays when he is in mussoorie
he actually comes here and chills with his fans
he came to our school once
I vaguely remember
but i realised I would not read his books twice
once is good enough…
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if you want ruskin bond collection
all his books are housed neatly
i however collected
a ruskin bond selection instead.cbdepot7