A Boat Ride and Vistas Galore !

All the landmarks to revel in on a boat ride across the River Thames.

Will it be an exaggeration if I said Thames is the lifeline of London ?      No, I guess not ! Thames is to London what Ganges is to India.

“TWENTY bridges from Tower to Kew –
Wanted to know what the River knew,
Twenty Bridges or twenty-two,
For they were young, and the Thames was old
And this is the tale that River told:”
― Rudyard Kipling 

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Is there a REAL Dubai ?

Scratching beneath the surface to see if there is a soul to the Steel and Chrome City !!

Pic courtesy LConstantino

I recently read a popular travel blog’s post on why the blogger would never go back to Dubai ! The post made me reminisce about my trip to the UAE in 2007, it comes at an apt time since I will be in Dubai in 2 days for a couple of hours on my way to London. I went back in time to recollect my own thoughts and experiences of this shiny, glitzy city of oil !  Continue reading “Is there a REAL Dubai ?”

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My love affair with Street Food in Thailand !

An introduction to gastronomical delights in Thailand

Pic courtesy wikimedia

We have all tasted and savored the Indianised Thai cuisine like the green curry, red curry and the pad thai in India. Honestly that was the repertoire of Thai cuisine as far as I was concerned till I went to the exotic shores of Thailand ! Indians are no strangers to the concept of al fresco street food with our very own Chandni Chowks, Chappan Bazaars replete with Chole Kulche, Pav Bhaaji, Vada Pav, Mirchi Bajji and so much more. Continue reading “My love affair with Street Food in Thailand !”

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4 Day Itinerary for Singapore

An all comprehensive 4 day itinerary covering all the “Must – see – in – Singapore”.

The Baby Merlion

Singapore is a glitzy, glamorous, alluring and super chic city/country !
When you are going from India especially you can’t help but notice the cleanliness, orderly roads, quite and efficient hum of the city. It’s like neatly laid out Lego blocks, everything looking pretty in it’s defined space. The city shines like a dressed up Geisha, not a hair out of place. Continue reading “4 Day Itinerary for Singapore”

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The day I surrendered my heart to Gangtok !

Story of how Gangtok became a home for me and not a tourist hotspot 🙂

I was a 24 year old new mom who had to shift lock, stock and barrel for atleast 2.5 years to Gangtok to follow the husband’s call of duty. Sounds wow for a tourist, like a really long vacation ! But in my heart, I wasn’t ready to go, it meant quitting a well paying job and becoming a financially dependent housewife, which wasn’t appealing howsoever beautiful the place maybe ! Continue reading “The day I surrendered my heart to Gangtok !”

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Visa Free, Visa on Arrival Destinations for Indians

For those sudden travel pangs !

Indian passport and visas are a match made in hell. The uncertainty of whether a visa application will come through or not sucks out all the excitement from planning a trip to a foreign destination ! I popped a few blood vessels filling out my UK visa and waiting for the decision 🙁 . Continue reading “Visa Free, Visa on Arrival Destinations for Indians”

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