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Lub d Siam Square – Lub’d every minute of it

This is something we’ve never done before. In all the cities in all the countries around the world. This is a first. Staying at a hostel. When we first heard from Lub d, it was both strange and exciting to agree to stay over when we’re in Bangkok. They were kind enough to let us stay at both of their properties (one in Silom and the other at Siam Square)

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Feung Nakorn Balcony – An Oasis in Bangkok

Our first stop in Bangkok and we were in for a surprise. The flight from Mumbai to Bangkok isn’t a long one but our impatience to get our trip started made it seem like we were on a non-stop flight around the world and in no hurry to land. But we soon did and stormed through Immigration, collected our bags and were off to the taxi stand. Once out of

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The Miami Hotel Chiang Mai – A bed & budget

In Thailand, we did a whirlwind trip to Chiang Mai and we were pleasantly surprised at every moment. We were invited to stay at the Miami Hotel by the owner’s granddaughter. We checked in pretty late in the evening, and thankfully the property was just a quick 15 minute (or 120 baht) taxi ride from Chiang Mai Airport. We reached the property and realised it was very conveniently located on

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Different Doors in Paris – Really

If you’re a regular reader on our site (or even if you’ve just taken a look at the name) you know that we love doors. Doors that open into different destinations, different experiences, cultures, locales, views and thinking. We also love doors, literally. And we realized that while we were walking around in Paris, gawking at the beautiful doors we passed on the streets. Here’s a round up of our

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Free thrills in Paris – The ultimate list

Hemingway said, “Wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a movable feast.” And it is, for all your senses, but getting your fill of this feast isn’t as expensive as you think. In fact, some of the best things Paris has to offer, are free! Read on to discover all the free things in Paris. 1. Fashion Avenue Montaigne, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Rue Saint-Honoré,

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Shoot like a pro (even if you aren’t one!)

There’s one thing tourists, travellers and nomads have in common – photography. From compact point-and-shoot palm-sized cameras to complex DSLRs that look like they can do everything including doubling up as a jetpack if you’ve missed a flight. But irrespective of what kind of camera you travel with, there are a few tips to getting better pictures without having to go to photography school for a few years. I’m pretty

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One Picture Story: Mauritius

One of the finest things to do in Mauritius is nothing. It seems like time itself is lounged out on a hammock somewhere on the edge of the beach under the shade of coconut palms. On our trip to Mauritius, we had a choice of beach activities, seeing the few sights scattered around Mauritius, driving around the small island or living like this little fellow we found outside our villa.

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Dharavi Slum and Industry Tour – An Amazing Reality

“How do you deal with beggars?” is a pertinent questions travelers visiting Mumbai ask us. I don’t really have an answer to it. There’s no blanket rule. Sometimes, I instinctively filter them out, sometimes I have to make an effort to ignore them, sometimes I get mad when they tap on the car window with their bangles, sometimes my heart melts and I give a shrivelled old cripple some change. But

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