2016 Travel Recap and ‘To Come’ in 2017

A summary of my travels in 2016 and chalking out the itinerary for 2017

2016 was a great year for me travel wise, from the salubrious climes of Scotland to beaches of Goa, my passport and bags did a lot of heavy lifting. I have to plan my travels around my children’s school and academic calendar. I really marvel at the mom’s who manage to travel round the year, maybe I will be able to do it once the kid’s fly from the nest ! Continue reading “2016 Travel Recap and ‘To Come’ in 2017”

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Road Trippin across the highest passes in the world !

DISCLAIMER – ‘I’m chronicling my road trip adventure for CEAT Tyres in association with BlogAdda.’

My little munchkin on ‘Top of the World’ at Pangong Tso lake

Of all the peregrinations we have undertaken across the length and breadth of India, the road trip across Ladakh remains close to my heart. I knew this trip would be tougher and rougher especially with my little one but along with all the apprehensions, I was full of beans thinking of the adventures we would have on this epic trip !! This post is a recount of all the passes we crossed on this road trip. Continue reading “Road Trippin across the highest passes in the world !”

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Exploring Ladakh beyond Leh – Part 1

Nature at it’s supreme !

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller – Ibn Battuta

What can I tell about Ladakh that has not been told already !! There are scores of blogs, travel stories which will tell you the do’s and don’s about traveling to Ladakh, all I can tell is MY story, as I indeed become more of a storyteller than a traveler with each journey I undertake. Continue reading “Exploring Ladakh beyond Leh – Part 1”

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Guide to Universal Studio, Singapore

A DIY guide to enjoying the Universal Studio in Singapore to the fullest without missing out the good things !

The famous Universal Globe

No trip to Singapore is complete without enjoying a day at Universal Studio, that is my firm opinion 🙂 .
Universal Studio is inside Sentosa Island but you need a full day to enjoy Universal and it has a separate ticket, not part of Sentosa entry ticket. Please don’t lump Universal trip on the same day as Sentosa if you want to enjoy full value for your money, as we Indians like to call it “Paisa Wasool” ! Continue reading “Guide to Universal Studio, Singapore”

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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 !!

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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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Road Trip from Sikkim to Bhutan – Part 1

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 !!

This was back in 2004 when we were posted in Gangtok, Sikkim. One of the most beautiful places I have had the privilege of living for 2.5 years ! Stories of Sikkim are for another post, today I will share my story of the impromptu 8 day road trip we took from Gangtok to Bhutan alongwith a guide to plan your own road trip. Continue reading “Road Trip from Sikkim to Bhutan – Part 1”

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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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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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