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]

The Great Ocean Road Guide The Great Ocean Road Guide

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]

Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kerala – Suprisingly unique Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kerala - Suprisingly unique

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]

Freixenet Cava Tour: Cava in the Catalan Country Freixenet Cava Tour: Cava in the Catalan Country

The Mauritius Guide

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

The Mauritius Guide The Mauritius Guide

The Istanbul Guide

Istanbul isn't just a beautiful destination to travel to. It's also absolutely unlike any other destination… [more]

The Istanbul Guide The Istanbul Guide

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]

Ayutthaya, Thailand – A date with history in ruins Ayutthaya, Thailand – A date with history in ruins

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

The House of MG, Ahmedabad – Hospitality with heritage

August 1, 2014 Ahmedabad
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A trip to Ahmedabad happened to us quite by accident. I’m going to put my travel reputation on the line here and admit we ended up on this trip due to a flight sale on non-refundable tickets, an incorrect google maps search and basic blundering on my part. But I’d been to Ahmedabad only a […]

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Friendship: the new travel currency- 6 Lessons from Australia

July 30, 2014 Barossa
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A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. One of our favourite travel and friendship quotes by author Tim Cahill couldn’t be more apt. We all know about the amazing benefits of Couchsurfing, Home Swaps, Apartment Rentals, Meet the Locals, and other great ventures the world over that aim to make real connections […]

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The Deccan Odyssey: A tour of old Hyderabad

July 28, 2014 Hyderabad
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Taking off on a Hyderabad city tour was something we weren’t in the least bothered about while at the Taj Falaknuma since it was an experience in itself. But while we were staying at the Taj Krishna, we were treated to a customized tour of the best experiences and sights in Hyderabad, a tour they […]

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The Great Ocean Road Guide

June 10, 2014 Great Ocean Road Guide
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Note: As I sit here to write this out, I’m feeling thankful we did two rounds of prep while planning for this one. Charles took care of the practical aspects of driving, hiring a car and road rules, distances, fuel, gps routing, accommodation and a million other things I’d never be able to wrap my […]

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Stonewell Cottages & Vineyard Tour, Barossa – An experiential retreat

June 5, 2014 Barossa
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We’ve said it before, and we’ll probably say it again through every single post about our Barossa experiences – the people of the Barossa are extremely generous. With their time, their knowledge and their passion. And a lot of that, revolves around wine. So when Tina and Evan Gobell of Stonewell agreed to show us […]

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The Reserve, Barossa Valley – The art of appreciation

May 29, 2014 Barossa
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I woke up in a luxurious self catered accommodation in the heart of the Barossa Valley. Yesterday had been a blur of wine tastings at the wineries and the best of Australian gourmet meals at the local restaurants. It was 6 am when the coffee I was enjoying suddenly sprang to life. It shook and […]

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Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad- Mirroring the heavens

March 24, 2014 Hyderabad
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Hyderabad has never really featured in our minds as a tourist or travel destination in India. But when we discovered what seemed like more than a hotel, the Taj Falaknuma Palace, we knew we just had to experience it and just like that Hyderabad skyrocketed to the top of our travel bucket list for 2014. […]

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The Hyderabad Guide

March 23, 2014 Hyderabad Guide
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Adaab. The traditional greeting that seems almost old wordly and somewhat princely at once elevated Hyderabad to a hospitable, cultured and graceful destination in our minds. India is such an exotic destination featuring on the bucket list of travellers from far and wide. India travel is paradoxically the last thing on our list when we plan […]

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The Blue Mosque, Istanbul – Of intricate splendour

January 25, 2014 Istanbul
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The first image that came to my mind when I thought about visiting Istanbul was the big beautiful Blue Mosque. Oh to be standing in front of one of the world’s finest mosques. I couldn’t wait. So the first night we landed, cold and tired, we ran straight to the Hippodrome, which was walking distance […]

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The Istanbul Guide

January 20, 2014 Istanbul Guide
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Istanbul isn’t just a beautiful destination to travel to. It’s also absolutely unlike any other destination in the world. Turkey’s capital city is the ideal tourist spot with so many sights and attractions for the traveller to take in. The intricate architecture on the mosques and palaces, the colourful and exotic bazaars, the breathtaking Bosphorus.  […]

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One Picture Story: Istanbul

January 15, 2014 Photo Door
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Hüzün. The turkish word for melancholy is beautifully explained in an entire chapter of Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul: Memories and the City. I haven’t been able to finish this book, even though it’s been a while since I got back from Istanbul. Much like the book, the city is deep, complex and takes forever to understand. […]

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