Ipsita Barua

Copywriter by profession, writer by interest, photographer by passion and wanderer at heart, that's what defines Ipsita, who's pride lies in the pages of her passport with 35+ country visits and counting. From following wildebeests in Masai Mara, chasing Northern Lights in Sweden to tracking whales in the Pacific, it's been a tell-worthy experience. Now in Zurich as a freelance writer, she also dabbles as a tourist guide to show visitors the city she calls. She's always on the lookout for compelling stories to show, share and inspire. An imagination that collides with her own experiences. While the world today is skewed towards visual communications, she believes it's never a complete picture without words woven well and a story scripted to engage, and that is where she holds her power of the pen... or keyboard!

Heels on wheels // Taken for a ride?

An honest confession. I beg to differ on the first part of every traveller’s pet quote – I love meeting people and seeing new places. I am not the friendliest traveller you’ll encounter. Not that I’ll want to see your bungy cord snap or give you a black eye for the aisle seat, but I […]...Read More

Heels on wheels // Swede or Swiss, it’s all about

I believe your choice of accommodation while travelling is part of the entire experience. It needs careful selection and ample deliberation in order to amplify your beach break, jungle escapade or mountain getaway. For example, travelling all the way to Seychelles and staying in the city with a view of the municipality office doesn’t do […]...Read More

Heels on wheels // Spooked Out in Scotland

“I want to get scared, really scared without the antics”, this is what I told the discerning tourist officer at the Edinburgh Tourist Information Centre.  In a flash, she pulled out the Mercat Ghost Tours flyer with a self-proclaimed ‘5-star scare factor’ and with softened vowels, muttered, “Um telling ye, thae arr the baist”. While […]...Read More