Local Indian Liquors That Offer A Uniquely Desi Kick!

The adventurous traveler takes pride in the exploration of the unknown. From exotic locations in unpronounceable parts of the world to curious and disarmingly delightful local cuisine, the avid traveler has tried it all. So why should alcohol be any different? From the Soma of the Gods to Lord Shiva’s elixir of choice, India’s love […]

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The Mark of Excellence: The History and Legacy of the Michelin Star

The most coveted of laurels for chefs and restaurants alike, the Michelin Star is a mark of excellence recognised world-over. The hallmark for fine dining, when restaurants are awarded one Michelin star, it is a sign that the chef is one who has succeeded at the highest level. Two stars, and the restaurant is probably […]

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TheVibe’s Guide to the Aurora Borealis

With the first month of the calendar year already gone by, the winters too are on their way out. But as the nights get shorter, and the tropical heat comes calling, there is salvation to be found elsewhere. Take a respite from the Tropics between now and April to discover the greatest light show on […]

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The Red Forest of Chernobyl: In Pictures

In the early hours of April 26 in the year 1986, a sudden surge of power during a routine reactor system test destroyed Unit 4 of the nuclear power station at Chernobyl, Ukraine, in the former Soviet Union. The test, which was deemed so unimportant a matter that the plant’s director chose not to make […]

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‘Tis the Season: Christmas Around the World

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Christmas is finally here! ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and around the world today, people will sing carols, drink eggnog, hang shiny baubles upon the needles of Christmas trees, and exchange presents with treasured family and friends. Though most Yuletide traditions remain the same around the world, the spirit of Christmas is celebrated in […]

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The Scent of Decay: Malaysia’s Stinking Corpse Lily

“You have to stop and smell the roses!” We’ve all heard the phrase, a tried and tested sentiment that implores you to take time off of your daily hassles and enjoy the finer aspects of life. If you happened to be walking through a forested area of Sumatra or Borneo, however, this advice might not […]

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The Lion on the Rock: Exploring Sri Lanka’s Sigiriya Fortress

Come with us, as we travel to an undiscovered land of timeless charm, where history is etched into the very fabric of culture, and the rolling surf beckons across stretches of dazzling white sand. Smiling people and magnificent tusked-elephants roam the forested peaks of hills, while the scent of tea leaves are carried on the […]

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In the Belly of the Beast: The Dragon Temple of Thailand

  A mysterious architectural splendour rests about 40 km away from Bangkok, hidden from the eyes of tourists who throng the city. Wat Samphran, or The Dragon Temple, is a little-known cylindrical spectre residing in the Nakhon Pathom district of Thailand. Bringing in the best confluence of Chinese and Thai architecture, yellow-framed windows adorn the […]

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TheVibe’s Guide to Icelandic Waterfalls

Follow us into a fantasy world, where natural elements exist in harmonious co-existence. Dark icy winters wage a silent battle against the midnight summertime sun, as sparkling glaciers and hot geysers live in a state of perpetual duality upon snowy mountains. A land of ice and fire, where adventure beckons from beyond the mountains, across […]

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A Journey to the Centre of the Earth: Exploring the Mysteries of Hang Son Doong

A land of breathtaking landscapes, where cascading rice terraces pave the way to limestone-isles and smooth golden sand dunes. Where rivers and water bodies crisscross in a bewildering maze, and rice paddies abound amongst the flowing streams. A land rich with cultural and historical complexity, Vietnam is home to dynamic megacities and lesser-explored hill-tribe villages. […]

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