Road Trip from Sikkim to Bhutan – Part 3

A 8 day leisurely road journey from Gangtok (Sikkim) to Bhutan and back. Unplanned, sans any research, GPS, trip advisor or lonely planet…….the best road trip ever !!

Read Road Trip from Sikkim to Bhutan – Part 1 HERE

Read Road Trip from Sikkim to Bhutan – Part 2 HERE

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I can’t believe I didn’t finish the series !! I went to UK and in the excitement this story got side tracked completely. Well here I am to conclude the 3 part series 🙂 . Continue reading “Road Trip from Sikkim to Bhutan – Part 3”

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Far from the madding crowd !

A long weekend break to lesser known hill station of Ramgarh from Delhi, just perfect.

I happen to be one of those who needs a holiday to recuperate from a holiday !! After the super hectic UK trip, I needed a break to just unwind, do nothing, no work deadlines to meet, no exam worries, not juggling the many activities of kids, basically just wanting to curl up in a corner with a book and my family around me. I threatened the husband with dire consequences and convinced him to take 2 days off from work and coupled with the weekend, we had a 4 day long weekend, voila !! Continue reading “Far from the madding crowd !”

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The planned city of Malaysia – Putrajaya

A detour from Capital of Malaysia to Putrajaya…..is the detour worth it ? Read to find out for yourself !

The intelligent city – Putrajaya

On our last day in Kuala lumpur, we had a few hours to kill till we boarded our afternoon flight to Bangkok. Not wanting to go in the city traffic we decided to take a trip to nearby city of Putrajaya. We arranged for a vehicle to take us to Putrajaya and drop us off to the airport later. I have heard that Lavasa City in India is inspired from Putrajaya. I don’t know the authenticity of this though. Continue reading “The planned city of Malaysia – Putrajaya”

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My love affair with Street Food in Thailand !

An introduction to gastronomical delights in Thailand

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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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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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Road Trip from Sikkim to Bhutan – Part 2

A 8 day leisurely road journey from Gangtok (Sikkim) to Bhutan and back. Unplanned, sans any research, GPS, trip advisor or lonely planet…….the best road trip ever !!

Read Road Trip from Sikkim to Bhutan – Part 1 HERE

DAY 3- PHUNTSHOLING TO THIMPU – We started on this journey on day 3 with a visit to the Army doctor first 🙁 . My son and brother in law, both had an upset stomach !! So with a prayer on our lips and some trepidation we started the drive on the snaking mountainous roads. The first thing that struck me was how different the mountains in Bhutan were from the mountains in Sikkim.

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TOP 8 THINGS TO DO IN HONGKONG

List of must do/ must see in Hongkong

Sailing in Hong Kong – Photo: Prachanart Viriyaraks

Hongkong was a place I went on a total whim. Just decided to give a trip to Disneyland as a surprise gift to my son for his upcoming 10th birthday !
The mix of the British and the Chinese with Asian influences thrown in for a good measure fascinated us for sure.  Continue reading “TOP 8 THINGS TO DO IN HONGKONG”

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My Bucket List of Places To See

A peek into my travel bucket list !

All serious travelers have their bucket list of places to see, things to do, right ? Here is mine, in no particular order except for the first 5, they are definitely the ones I am going to see in next 2 years 🙂 Continue reading “My Bucket List of Places To See”

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Traveling with Children

The best gift to give your children is to travel with them

One of the best ways to bond with your family especially children is to travel with them , not tour but travel ! The memories you create are lifelong , priceless , the children learn so much more than they learn by sitting in a classroom . The exposure to how the rest of the world lives at an early age ,the sensitivity to ways of people other than yours goes a long way in shaping up the personality of the young ones. I have some extremely fond memories of traveling with my kids.

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To Travel or to Tour ??

Be a Traveler , not a Tourist

Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, Travelers don’t know where they are going – Paul Theroux

What do you prefer ?….the structured tours offered by multiple travel companies or the thrill of researching and plunging headlong in a trip to a place you have never been to. I guess from the statement above you can make out which category I belong to !

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