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The ASUS Zenpad 8 – Is it a travel-ready tablet?

We’ve been going nuts trying to configure the perfect packing list of electronics and gadgets that work for us when we travel. And we’ve been trying out loads of different combinations over the past few trips. So when the Asus Zenpad8.0 arrived we were definitely curious about testing it out. We first debated the merits of using a tablet over a laptop in the first place, but soon came to

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The Mandarin Oriental, Prague – Within serenity lies luxury

The Mandarin Oriental in Prague is so much more than an exquisite luxury hotel. Yes, it has all the trimmings and hospitality we have come to enjoy and expect of the Mandarin Oriental Group but it has something no other Mandarin Oriental does – it is set within a restored 14th century monastery. Our taxi swished us in, turning off the busy hub of Mala Strana into a quiet corner.

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Why You Should Visit Manali

Manali is a different kind of getaway. Not a vacation destination for the unadventurous, Manali is nestled on the banks of the Beas River in the mountains of the Himalayas. It is one of the premier places in the world to backpack as well as honeymoon. It offers skiing and trekking adventures and is the launching point for many Himalayan adventures. Here are some reasons why you need to visit

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What to Pack for Prague in the Winter

What to pack for Prague in the winter? It left us scratching our heads for quite a while. To begin with, winter travel always gets us a bit anxious since we have no concept of winter whatsoever in Mumbai. The most we’ve ever done is used a light throw at open air parties on new year’s eve or used a light sweater when we have a fever. The way we

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Context Travel Prague: A walk through history

Let’s start with a little honesty first. We thoroughly research our travels before we leave home and in all modesty, there are quite a few times when we’ve baffled locals with our research on opening different doors in their city. But lately, we’ve found it immensely rewarding to join a walk led by a docent who has both professional and academic knowledge on a specific subject we’re interested in. We did this

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What to do on Staycation – Make the most of being away from home with Hyatt Regency

When the Hyatt Regency asked me to make the most of being away from home, it had me wondering what to do on Staycation. Our travel style always involves making the most of our time in a particular destination and honestly that often means staying in wonderful hotels but not really getting the kind of time we’d like to truly enjoy the luxuries they offer. We’d already staycationed at the

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Aria Hotel Prague: A unique symphony

It was our first visit to Czech Republic and we were ready to be blown away by everything we’d read, especially the music that was going to be waiting for us there. So when a chance to stay at the Aria Hotel Prague popped in, we jumped at it! Imagine a 5-star boutique hotel dedicated to music that would be home for a bit of our stay in Prague…we couldn’t

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Snorkelling in the Red Sea, Aqaba, Jordan

Snorkelling in the Red Sea, Aqaba, Jordan. That’s not something one thinks of when they’re planning a trip to Jordan, neither is Jordan a destination one thinks of while looking for a snorkelling holiday. But there it was on my itinerary. An entire afternoon floating in the waters between the coastlines of four different countries. Honestly, it was the prospect of just being there, within viewing distance of four different

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