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My first week as an educator has just passed and I must say that I have never wanted a spa day this badly in a very long time. It is easy for students to ignore just how exhausting teaching is. The reality of it is...

  If you are from any big capital city, chances are you will find the city of Bangkok quite run of the mill. After a quick cursory visit in the city's modern temples, and after imbibing in its exciting street food culture,  Bangkok can be quite...

Myrrh, oud, rosewater, sandalwood, cigar, patchouli, vanilla, jasmine, and opium. All of these sound like the olfactory delights that wordsmiths write about when they want to evoke an added sensory experience in their prose. And in a way, mixing perfume is a bit like writing a...

India's sheer size is daunting. It is literally an entire subcontinent on its own, and it is filled with so many wonders in every corner, that picking a few cities to  visit clearly won't do this massive country any justice. India is so vast that...

I like finding things in unexpected places, especially if they are unassuming spaces in equally humble areas. Hole-in-the-wall cafes, for instance, really pique my interest because I love how, with good coffee and even the most basic of decorative elements in the interiors, you can create...