The Great Ocean Road Guide

Note: As I sit here to write this out, I'm feeling thankful we did two rounds of prep while planning… [more]

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Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kerala – Suprisingly unique

This is the first time we’re featuring a resort as a destination, because Kumarakom Lake Resort isn’t… [more]

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Freixenet Cava Tour: Cava in the Catalan Country

Long walks through rolling fields of lush twined vines, descending worn stone stairwells into a cool… [more]

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The Mauritius Guide

Mauritius. The very word conjures images of sun kissed beaches, sparkling blue waters kissing sparkling… [more]

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The Blue Mosque, Istanbul – Of intricate splendour

The first image that came to my mind when I thought about visiting Istanbul was the big beautiful Blue… [more]

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Ayutthaya, Thailand – A date with history in ruins

Ayutthaya meant a lot to me personally. While we were planning our Thailand itinerary, I was the least… [more]

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Phi Phi Island Cruise – Of beaches, and THE beach.

Thailand. The word brought to me images of a hidden commune on an idyllic beach, where the waters were… [more]

Phi Phi Island Cruise – Of beaches, and THE beach. Phi Phi Island Cruise - Of beaches, and THE beach.

The Goa Guide

A cold hard fact about Goa before you travel From beautiful beaches to quaint, historical hamlets, Goa… [more]

The Goa Guide The Goa Guide

Gran Gala Flamenco at Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona: Olé

Standing on the street, trying to stare up at the opulent façade of the Modernista building I found… [more]

Gran Gala Flamenco at Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona: Olé Gran Gala Flamenco at Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona: Olé

Our Travel Checklist- Preparation for Vacation

September 19, 2014 Conversation Door
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  It’s been a while since we had a holiday. A real holiday. Travel means something entirely different when we’re travel blogging. Because on a regular travel blogging day, we’re taking pictures, jotting things down, updating social media, meeting people and companies, and then getting back to our hotel or apartment completely beat but having […]

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An open letter to the people of the Barossa

September 15, 2014 Barossa
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  Dear people of the Barossa, This is a letter of truths. And let me begin with the biggest one. You intimidated me. All through the days of slow driving through the Great Ocean Road, I had a nagging fear that seemed to grow with each small town we passed. What am I, someone pretty […]

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What to eat in Istanbul: Our favourite food and restaurants

September 11, 2014 Istanbul
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Wondering what to eat in Istanbul? We faced the same dilemma. We’d never eaten Turkish food before, and while Sultanahmet can be a great area to stay by its proximity to all the sights, a lot of places can be tourist traps. Nonsense. We had some amazing experiences while devouring some incredible meals. Breakfast The […]

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San Kamphaeng, Chiang Mai: Hot springs, umbrellas, silk and honey

September 1, 2014 Chiang Mai
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San Kamphaeng is a district just outside of Chiang Mai (in Nothern Thailand) that we’d been told was well worth the half day trip. The local umbrella- making industry, silk factory, honey factory and of course the hot springs. At a good 40 kms away, we contemplated the day long detour, especially since we also […]

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How to travel at home: Feed your wanderlust

August 29, 2014 Conversation Door
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This long weekend finds us convalescing at home yet again. It also finds us feeling very restless through the flu, brimming with wanderlust and feeling homesick for the places we haven’t yet discovered. No money, no leave from work, too many responsibilities, there are times when for whatever reason you can’t travel, but that fernweh […]

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Melbourne Laneways – Graffiti and sprained necks

August 26, 2014 Melbourne
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We’d heard lots about Melbourne’s famous laneways. It’s among the top things to see and do in Melbourne for sure. We looked up enough to be completely boggled by the sheer expanse of these crisscrossing streets filled with art and other quirks. Did I just call graffiti art? Yes. Because that’s precisely how it’s seen […]

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Jama Masjid, Ahmedabad – An unmissable sight

August 25, 2014 Ahmedabad
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We visited Ahmedabad in what was among the hottest summers this city in Gujarat had seen. A day tour around the city sounded fine from the air conditioned comfort of our Innova but when the driver pulled up outside the Jama Masjid, and I realised we’d have to leave our footwear outside, I was a […]

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Sagrada Familia, Barcelona – A Gaudi afternoon

August 22, 2014 Barcelona
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When we decided to travel to Barcelona, Charles was beside himself with excitement. “It’s the city of Gaudi. Oh the architecture we’re going to see, you’re going to love it, trust me” and he kept waxing eloquent about the beauty of Art Nouveau and Modernist and the Sagrada Familia. My exposure to art nouveau or […]

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Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris – A midsummer day’s dream

August 20, 2014 Paris
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Strolling through the Jardin du Luxembourg is a quintessential Paris travel experience. Unfortunately we missed it the first time we went to Paris even though we were staying in an apartment so close to it. Blame it on the cold December weather. So this time around, it was summer, the flowers were in full bloom, […]

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Champagne walk with the historian, Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad – Raising a toast to the Nizam

August 18, 2014 Hyderabad
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Staying in the luxury of the Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad did not only entail feeling like a guest of the Nizam but also staying in a living breathing museum. We were really excited at the prospect of not only getting a chance to touch and feel history, but to enjoy the privileges that came […]

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Tourism and Community Development – Selflessly rewarding travels

August 15, 2014 Conversation Door
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This year’s theme for World Tourism Day is Tourism and Community Development, and we just wanted to share our international and local experiences and thoughts about this selfless yet rewarding side of travel.   International experience On our travels, we have been lucky to have discovered several endeavours that allow tourists to help local communities […]

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