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]

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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

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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Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad – Understanding Mahatma Gandhi

August 15, 2014 Ahmedabad
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The Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad was home to Mahatma Gandhi. Father of the Nation. And a million other names by which he is also known. We’re not about to start singing paeans to him, (there’s always a second side to every coin) but we will acknowledge his contribution to the independence movement in India. So […]

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Tickets Bar, Barcelona – The 17 course meal

August 13, 2014 Barcelona
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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 El Bulli fame. If none of these words mean anything to you, brace yourself, you’re in for one hell of a gastronomic journey. While planning our visit to Barcelona, we […]

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Moonlit Sanctuary, Mornington – The 12 animals you will meet in Australia

August 10, 2014 Mornington
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The Moonlit Sanctuary, Mornington snuck up on us out of the blue. As with every city we visit, a short day trip out of town to explore the surrounds sounded really tempting from Melbourne. But with only 6 days to experience the city and spend some time with our friends, I wondered if I’d get […]

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