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Sula Vineyard Tour and Tasting, Nashik, India

Sula Vineyard. For someone who drinks only wine, I was most excited about a weekend in India’s wine country. It meant a chance to finally visit the Sula vineyard; that produced the wine that I drank most often – Sula. It meant a chance to taste the gamut of their selections and finally find something I love. It meant a chance to stroll through the lovely vineyards, and listen to

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Nashik Guide

With weekend jaunts to Pune, Matheran, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Karjat and Lonavla becoming so de-rigueur, we had to set our sights elsewhere, hunting for someplace we hadn’t been to before, yet one that was close enough to drive down to by lunchtime. Oh, and it had to be exciting and different too. Nashik fit the bill perfectly. We’re so glad we went, and now you can too. Read on to plan

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Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa, Mauritius – In pure luxury

Beach holidays, as mentioned in the Mauritius Guide, are all about where you stay, because you seldom want to wander far from the shore. And we were well, lucky enough to have that picked out for us. Picked out and gifted. For two people who love planning vacations and trips, we’re actually glad we didn’t get the time to plan this one out, it laid out the red carpet for a

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The Mauritius Guide

Mauritius. The very word conjures images of sun kissed beaches, sparkling blue waters kissing sparkling white sands. The whimsical colours of umbrella drinks to the whimsical sounds of Creole music. For us, we were lucky enough to have our experience hand-picked for us as a wedding gift. So we just went with the flow, doing very little research and planning before our trip. But for you, for a vacation that’s supposed

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Paris Flea Market – That’s one really big flea

Today was another big day for us and possibly the farthest we were going to travel (besides Versailles) on our Paris trip. We were heading to the famous flea market at Saint-Ouen, just outside the Périphérique. We left early, taking the RER B to Gare du Nord and from there, the Metro (line 4 to Porte de Clignancourt). Once you get off, you need to walk down just outside the

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Sacré Coeur – Head in the clouds

I was done with what I hoped was the most macabre side of Paris during the first half of the day and I was really looking forward to the second half. It’s a place I’ve read about so much and of course, seen in so many movies. Montmartre. Set at least a day aside for Montmartre. By the time we got there, I was already wishing we had set aside

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Culinary adventures at Le Cordon Bleu

I’m talking about one of the biggest highlights of the Paris trip for me. For someone who has lovingly regarded French cuisine from afar with awestruck eyes, being in Paris meant three things: Eating, Cooking and Shopping for food and kitchen equipment. While Eating and Shopping could easily be taken care of one day at a time, Cooking required a bit of pre-planning. Kitchen equipped accommodation? Check. Registration for a

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The Catacombs of Paris – With the dead and the living

Today was the day Rave had her class at Le Cordon Bleu (you can read about it here), so I had to do something she wasn’t going to be interested in. And there was something that was perfect – The Catacombs of Paris. I can’t imagine her being underground surrounded by a few million bones. So while she left really early in the morning for her class, I had an easier

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