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16 times we found India abroad

You travel to find out you were wrong about every other country. I read this somewhere (probably Pinterest) long ago and it resonates every single…

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Nalusuan Island Marine Sanctuary

Nalusuan Marine Sanctuary, a snorkel mask, and me. Who would have thought? Until a year ago, I didn't know how to swim. And a lot…

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Our Travel Checklist- Preparation for Vacation

  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…

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

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…

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The House of MG, Ahmedabad – Hospitality with heritage

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…

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Stonewell Cottages & Vineyard Tour, Barossa – An experiential retreat

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…

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16 times we found India abroad

You travel to find out you were wrong about every other country. I read this somewhere (probably Pinterest) long ago and it resonates every single…

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Our Travel Checklist- Preparation for Vacation

  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…

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How to travel at home: Feed your wanderlust

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…

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Culinary Travel

Our discoveries. One plate at a time.

Tickets Bar, Barcelona – The 17 course meal

Tickets Bar, an attempt to bring people to taste the magic of molecular gastronomy by Albert Adria the brother of famous chef Ferran Adria of…

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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 dark dungeon, holding large ivory candles whose shadows danced…

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Barcelona Cooking – Part II: In Candido’s Kitchen

Readers on this site probably know food is a big deal for us when we travel. And I don't just mean what we eat, I'm…

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16 times we found India abroad

You travel to find out you were wrong about every other country. I read this somewhere (probably Pinterest) long ago and it resonates every single time I travel. And if there’s one thing that’s been common across so many of our trips, it is to find out that the world is more Indian than you think. As an Indian traveller who cowers every time she sees her fellow citizens having

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Nalusuan Island Marine Sanctuary

Nalusuan Marine Sanctuary, a snorkel mask, and me. Who would have thought? Until a year ago, I didn’t know how to swim. And a lot of people I’ve admitted that fact to react rather incredulously, disbelief writ large on their faces. So I begin the usual story of how I grew up in a city in South India where most of us didn’t learn swimming (my brother, most of my

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Our Travel Checklist- Preparation for Vacation

  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 a whole lot of transfers, updates and uploads to finish before we can prep for

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An open letter to the people of the Barossa

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 illiterate when it comes to wines, going to do surrounded by wine connoisseurs for 3 days?

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What to eat in Istanbul: Our favourite food and restaurants

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 traditional take on Turkish breakfast is quite interesting, and we were a bit flummoxed on

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

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 needed to drop by the Grand Lanna at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi for lunch

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How to travel at home: Feed your wanderlust

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 (another fancy word for wanderlust) is seeming to get the better of you. What do

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Melbourne Laneways – Graffiti and sprained necks

We’d heard lots about the famous Melbourne 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 in Melbourne. Treated with as much gravitas and respect as other forms of art

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Jama Masjid, Ahmedabad – An unmissable sight

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 bit unwilling. But we were in town only for the weekend, so we hopped out

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