As the Commander drove up the mountain, east Sikkim with its sylvan surroundings beckoned. A languid morning sun caressed the snow-capped peaks. Sleepy hamlets lazed, scattered and aloof on the undulated cascades of terraced fields.
From the window of my jeep, I watched mesmerized the magic mountain’s changing shades, criss-crossed by mist and light. It was sublimity on earth; sublimity because the intervening days have taken away nothing from that long moment of wonder. After three hours of grueling drive from Gangtok, we reached Tssango.
Solar Impulse has taken off again. After 10 months on the ground in Hawaii due to battery problems, the solar plane took off on April 21st to resume its long journey over the Pacific Ocean to San Francisco. It has two new batteries and a new cooling system. The flight will take three days and nights. The plane is flying without a single drop of fuel, powered by clean, solar technologies, to complete the crossing of the Ocean begun by André Borschberg last year.
Solar Impulse is an experimental plane whose mission is to fly around the world without fuel.
The pilots and their team plan to return to the Middle East by late summer, completing a 35,000-kilometer (27,000-mile) trip around the world. The aim of this trip is to promote clean technologies.
Your trip to Brisbane city would be absolutely incomplete without a visit to the incredibly beautiful garden which is known as Roma Street Parkland. I was fortunate to take a stroll across this spectacular garden with my cousin, a Brisbanian, during my trip to Down Under.
It’s Saturday evening. The area is chock-a-bloc with tourists and backpackers, shoppers and casual visitors. The tide of traffic at Tsim Tsa Tsui runs thick and fast. But in the hustle and bustle of the weekend crowd, one can hardly miss an essential character of the place—its vitality and vibrancy.
Welcome to Chungking Mansions at 32-44 Nathan Road in Hong Kong.
Destination: 53 Martin Place, Sydney.
The address has become a well-known location now after a radical Muslim named Man Haron Monis held hostage 10 customers and eight employees of Lindt Café in the morning rush hour on 15 December 2014. The 16-hour siege ended after the gunman was killed. The incident also claimed two innocent lives.
If you’re visiting Sydney in winter make sure you join a whale-watching cruise that departs from Circular Quay, Sydney Harbor. The whale-watching season along New South Wales’s east coast starts from May and continues till November.
Our flight from Alice Spring (Northern Territory, central Australia) landed at Sydney’s Kingsford Smith airport around 6 in the evening. With dazzling light and sparkling billboards, Sydney looked incredible at night.
Want to immerse yourself in the magic of the Australian outback? Take a trip to Uluru.
The final leg of our journey to Uluru began. As we travelled about 50km, we came across Mt Conner. Mt Conner is often mistaken for Uluru by unsuspecting tourists. When I saw Mt Conner, I could at once make out why this formation fools many people.
Mt Conner is a flat-topped hillock that is about 2821ft high, and like Uluru, is a sacred site for Yankunytjatjara people. It is located on Curtin Springs Station, and the best way to see it is to book a tour at Curtin Springs. Our bus stopped for 15 minutes. I hurriedly got off the bus to take a look as the sun was shining weakly through a cloud cover.