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Video: One day on the Metro

Paris has this way of jumping out of a corner and surprising you. And that’s just what happened on one of our first rides on the Paris Metro. These two guys jumped in and entertained us for a while. While it seemed like a normal thing for the rest of the locals (who pretty much ignored them), it was quite a novelty for us. We later discovered that these entertainers

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One picture story: Paris

Paris. Something very close to our heart. This was taken on our first trip to Paris. And you always find yourself pulled in two different directions on a first trip and that’s exactly what happened to us. Sure, everybody wants to avoid the cliches and go where no crowds go but there’s that tiny voice in the back of your head whispering names and places. We picked places by deciding

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The Queen’s Hamlet, Versailles – A simple life

On our visit to The Chateau de Versailles, we confirmed for ourselves, that it is without a doubt, one of the most unabashed and opulent tributes to self indulgence in the world. Initially the hunting lodge of France’s Sun King, Louis XIV turned it into a royal residence with a grand scale building filled with paintings and gold sculptures of himself in the thousands of rooms including a hall of

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Ivory Resort, Kihim, Alibaug – Letting time go by

Alibaug to Kashid: Clean water, sand beaches, fresh air, a couple of hours away from the city, that’s what earned Alibaug the position of Mumbai’s favourite weekend getaway. So many families even bought land, farm houses and holiday homes there. But that was years ago. Tourism was said to be the mainstay of Alibaug’s existence. But the neighbouring industries, and an unorganised tourism industry, over time turned it into a

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Mauritius Activities Part I – Water Sports

Whether it’s floating around or diving to the sea bed, there’s so much to do in the pristine Mauritian waters. On our trip to Mauritius, we discovered that booking any activity/ tour in Mauritius is super easy, from internet travel agents, tour offices on every street in Mauritius, and even your hotel concierge. It usually turns out much much cheaper if you club a few activities together, so decide which

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Monaco – Where I learnt something I’ll always remember

Fast cars, luxury yachts and a good lesson in the end. The title is particularly relevant to this trip. I was visiting Cannes and had made absolutely no plans to visit Monaco. And that’s really strange for someone like me who makes plans so detailed he could easily consult for the Army and plan out their most covert operation overnight. If you think that’s an exaggeration, check out some of

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Ku, Morjim, Goa – Empty your mind

If you’re looking for a very different side to Goa, here’s the absolute gem. We’d previously written about the top 10 things to do in Goa. And there is all that and more that you can pack into your travel to Goa. But there is another side to Goa that you must experience as well. The slow side. The really slow side. The side that gives you a whole different

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Top 10 Things To Do in Goa

1. Water sports It’s not just Goa’s beaches that are dotted with people. You can find them up in the sky as well, screaming their lungs out! Goa’s popular beaches are filled with various beach activities like parasailing, banana boat riding, jet-skiing, etc, and water sports are definitely among the top 10 things to do in Goa. Along with a brief list, I’ve also included some indicative prices. The activities

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