I am Kalpana Sunder, a freelance travel writer and photographer based in Chennai, India where I live with my entrepreneur- husband, and two children. A restless spirit who believes that life is too short to do just one thing, I have re-invented myself several times over. I have taught Japanese to techies and creative English to young learners. In my search for a good travel tale, I have snorkelled on the Barrier Reef; zip lined through rainforests, snowmobiled in Lapland, and floated on the Dead Sea. I love the colour purple, junk jewellery and cherubic kids, read anything I lay my hands on, and slow down with yoga. I love learning languages and interacting with people of different nationalities. I firmly believe in the power of a hug and in always eating dessert. Travel and writing are integral parts of my DNA. My ever growing travel wish- list is a topic of discussion with my family and friends!