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 Istanbul Guide

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

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The Fort Kochi Guide

Still stuck in time, this erstwhile trading port, has seen a lot over the years, from the Portuguese… [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]

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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]

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The Mumbai Guide

September 16, 2012 Mumbai Guide
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Maximum city. This is one section of our site we’ve struggled with the most. Because we live here. We call this place home, and we don’t quite know where to begin or where to end. Mumbai is the commercial capital of India, the home of Bollywood, the most cosmopolitan city in India, one of the […]

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The Paris Guide

October 1, 2011 Paris
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So you’ve decided to visit Paris? Congratulations! One of the most visited cities in the world, Paris can seem a little daunting at first. Like other great cities, Paris is almost a world within a city. Planning our travel to Paris first seemed like an insurmountable challenge but we decided to tackle it methodically. Before […]

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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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Hotel Ayasofya, Istanbul: The heart of the old city

January 5, 2014 Istanbul
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The Ayasofya hotel is a beautiful 19th Century Ottoman home that has since been restored and operated as a hotel offering Turkish hospitality and a chance for travellers to experience the local community. Rumour has it that the mehmet from Sultanahmet Mosque used to live here. Naturally, the Ayasofya Hotel seemed like a great place […]

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Bastille Day, Paris: Off my bucket list

December 17, 2013 Paris
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My favourite country’s national day falls on my birthday. It was almost destined to be, so when I put “Watch Bastille Day Parade on Champs Elysees in Paris” on my bucket list, I knew I’d get down to doing it someday. Little did I know someday would come this soon, when Charles threw in a […]

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

October 31, 2013 Barcelona
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Standing on the street, trying to stare up at the opulent façade of the Modernista building I found myself trying to shield my eyes from the overhead afternoon sun. We were standing before the uber opulent Palau de la Musica Catalan in Barcelona. While we’d definitely wanted to see the interior, instead of doing a […]

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Mercat Del Encants, Barcelona: Of treasures and trash

October 29, 2013 Barcelona
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Barcelona is young, hip, friendly and informal. Naturally, we assumed there had to be an insanely cool market hidden somewhere in this city. Flea markets in Europe are known to be a treasure trove of antiques and all sorts of shopping for the serious and the passerby. Our intense experience at Europe’s largest flea market […]

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Freixenet Cava Tour: Cava in the Catalan Country

October 21, 2013 Barcelona
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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 on the walls, brushing aside the cobwebs and dust to reveal ancient green bottles of vintage wine, that probably cost a fortune. This was how I’d always envisioned a visit […]

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The Barcelona Guide

October 7, 2013 Barcelona Guide
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While we knew it was going to be special, Barcelona surprised us in ways we couldn’t have imagined! It was hipper and more laid back than we believed, the people were far friendlier and genuine than we assumed. When to Go:  While Barcelona is a year round city, the way you experience it will most […]

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