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Travelolio 18 – World Travel Trivia from Twosome

Written by Poorna & Brinda

We are back with another edition of Travelolio – World travel trivia from Twosome!

We want to share with you some of the interesting stories/articles/video/pictures we have read/seen over the fortnight. Some nice articles inspiring enough for you to start the next vacation. A video of fellow travellers we have loved seeing and want you to experience.

Travel + Olio = Travelolio, this is a potpourri of world travel trivia. For your reading on weekend.

Hope you would love it the way we loved reading/watching them.

The haunting Sichuan – Tibet Highway

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A fascinating ride to Tibet over high altitude Himalayan mountains. Brad Cohen writes about this bus ride along the world’s riskiest roads that gives its passengers altitude sickness, near death experiences and one of the last chances to see Tibet as it once was. Check out his lovely write up here.

The haunting Sichuan Tibet highway

First road trips

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How were the first road trips done in an era when there were no GPS? When automobiles had just started? Here is a fascinating write up in National Geographic telling us all. This link will tell you the story of first road trippers.

What the first road trips were like

Car rental tips

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If you are like us who like to rent a car and drive ourselves, you need to read this. The tips are quite valuable and helpful.

Car rental tips

45 Things we love about London

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Anyone who has been to London will fall in love with the city. Last year a record-breaking 31.5 million people visited the city. When folks from Telegraph travel write about their city, you have to read it here 45 things we love about London

Japan’s food artisans

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If you love Japanese cuisine, we are sure, you would have fallen in love with the artistry of the food laid out on the table. The secret to Japanese food is specialising in one thing and doing it perfectly Forever. In an extract from his new book Rice, Noodle, Fish, Matt Goulding profiles four masters of their trade.

Read about the masters here – Japan’s food Artisans

Video of the week – Everest – On the top!

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Mount Everest is in the news again. With climbing to the peak opened in April, this season has seen more number of deaths. We saw this nice video which shows why climbing Everest continues to be tough. Check it out….

Everest – On the Top!

From the archives of Travel Twosome

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In 2010, we went to Ladakh when it was still unknown and not crowded. The road from Manali to Leh was one of the riskiest but most beautiful of the roads in the world. Here is what we experienced on this road.

Manali – Leh road trip – Day one

Manali – Leh road trip – Day two

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Poorna & Brinda

We are Brinda and Poorna from Bengaluru, the “Silicon city” or “Garden city” of India.

We travel together. We caught the travel bug 20 years back. On our honey moon, we traveled over the sea, in the train, by bus and in an aircraft! Our adventures probably started in that year. It continues, ever since.

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