Travel blog of an Indian family as they journey the world.

How baby friendly is Sri Lanka – Worldyatri Baby Friendly Index of Countries

The first of our Worldyatri baby friendly Index of countries is on Sri Lanka. The emerald island was the first country on our long trip and in many ways was also the first laboratory of our experiment of long term travel with a baby. Here goes the index for Sri Lanka. Visa and passport controls: […]

Worldyatri baby friendly Index of countries

We started our journey when Raiyaan had just turned one. There was some anxiety on long term travel with an infant. As we enter our third phase of our travel, we found that Raiyaan has adapted to long term travel perhaps more than us. It has been a learning experience for us and we had […]

Five reasons you must visit Sri Lanka

January 21, 2014  //   by raj   //   comments(1)  //  Destinations

Kandy Lake

We visited the Emerald Island in the middle of the Commonwealth Summit and fell in love with the country. Sri Lanka is an experience that must be in every traveller’s to do list. Serendipity – Amazing geographical diversity Sri Lanka is a fairly small country, smaller than many states in India, but it packs in […]


Tags::   Serendib, Sri Lanka,

Why I quit my job to travel the world

December 21, 2013  //   by raj   //   comments(24)  //  Travel Advice


My earliest memory of childhood is that of a journey.  My dad had been transferred from Shillong to Along, a town in far eastern Arunachal Pradesh near the Chinese border. The entire family took a three days grand excursion by  bus, boat and train across the Khasi Hills, Brahmaputra plains, the eastern Himalayas and several […]


Tags::   family travel around the world blog, long term travel,

The Oink story – Naga pork vs Coorgi Pork

December 21, 2013  //   by raj   //   comments(2)  //  Food


There are few cultures in India that celebrate the meat of the porcine kind. Pork is an essential part of cuisine of several communities that live in North East India, a region that shares borders with China, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh. The most popular pork preparation is the one made by the Nagas, a community […]


Tags::   Coorg Pork, cuisine,

How our backpacking trip across Scotland prepared us for Long term travel

December 21, 2013  //   by Lily   //   comments(0)  //  Travel Advice


Usually, a holiday always entails meticulous planning. If one is a safe traveller, you take a tour package and join a group.  Even if you were travelling independently, you book most things in advance. In 2010 when we went on a two week trip to Scotland, we decided to follow our instinct rather than plan […]


Tags::   destinations, long term travel, scotland,

What to expect while staying in a coffee plantation in Coorg

December 21, 2013  //   by raj   //   comments(0)  //  Destinations


In August this year, we stayed with the Thimaiahs in their coffee estate in Coorg. The estate has been home to five generations of the family over the last 150 years. For us city slickers, there were some surprises as it was our first ever experience of staying in an estate.   A World in […]


Tags::   coorg, homestay, India,

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