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The 5 spots to stay in the Algarve – Secrets from our road trip

The Algarve features 155 kms of gorgeous coastline and at first look, every beach seems as good as the next. So for our road trip, we found it next to impossible to shortlist the beaches in the Algarve. And figuring our where to stay in the Algarve was a daunting task indeed. Until we did our research. Now if you’re a regular reader, you know just how deep and thorough our

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Essential Hong Kong: Our list of things to do in Hong Kong

If there’s ever a travel destination I had the wrong idea about, it’s Hong Kong. I expected a typical South East Asian glass and chrome city with more plastic, less character and even less to see and do. And I couldn’t have been further from the truth. There’s a beautiful balance of the old and the new when it comes to experiencing Hong Kong, and no matter what you do,

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The 5 vital Reasons to Visit Israel – Why India is discovering it

Our reasons to visit Israel are manifold. Charles and I have both been reading a book that presents an alternate history of the world. One that reveals it wasn’t the Mediterranean that was at the centre of history, but in fact, the Middle East. We’ve been devouring page after page of fascinating and shocking information about once flourishing cities, cultures and peoples that were at the epicentre of civilisation. Israel features as

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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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Our Pick of Top 10 Beautiful Souvenirs from India

Ours is the exotic land of ancient knowledge, Mughal riches and exotic spices. Why shouldn’t our souvenirs reflect this magic? Luxury Souvenirs from India. Does such a thing even exist? Shopping for souvenirs in India used to be anything but fun. We were so jaded by our multiple, highly unsuccessful trips to the usual souvenir shopping spots in Mumbai – Cottage Industries, Colaba Causeway etc. All we would find were the

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First Timers Guide to Safaris in India – The 12 things you should know

The jungles of Madhya Pradesh were, for me, love on the very first safari. As I write this, I’m keeping my ears tuned for the sound of birds that I have begun to identify, I’m absent- mindedly brushing imaginary insects off my arms, I’ve got a yearning for the faint smells of musk enveloped by lush green vegetation and even the bumpy bone rattling drive through the jungles. But that’s

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Don’t Just Drive Through Tuscany – Secrets from our experience

If it’s a trip to Italy that’s on your mind, a drive through Tuscany probably ranks pretty high on the list of things you want to do. And sure enough, when we were planning our trip, we were both very sure we wanted to drive through the little hills and villages we’d seen during our research. We later discovered that there’s little that actually matches the experience of discovering these magical hill

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Top 10 Things to do in Florence

It’s tough picking the top 10 things to do in Florence, Italy. There’s so much to do and see/ feel/ experience/ taste, that a short stay in our favourite Italian city can be overwhelming and leave you feeling disappointed. The thing about Florence is, underneath its sophisticated modern-day veneer lies a medieval town full of secrets and a Renaissance epicentre brimming with beauty. Peeling back these layers takes time, and

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The Most Magical Hill Towns in Tuscany

Tuscany. Cypress trees lining winding driveways that ascend mossy velvet slopes leading to sumptuous wine cellars, where you can sip the wine as you look out on the vineyard it came from. If that’s the only picture you have of Tuscany, you’re in for a surprise! Embedded across the region’s hilly landscape, you’ll find delightful towns that still revel in their medieval splendour. Car-free zones, steep and narrow cobbled lanes, red

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5 Must See Piazzas in Rome

There’s something wonderfully magical about the outdoors in Italy. No wonder then, that each evening brings out the crowds, all dressed up to see and be seen in squares across town. Historically, in Rome it was the forums where people came out to discuss religion, politics and economy but today these squares called Piazzas cater to a more fun environment – hanging out, eating gelato, watching buskers do their thing

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The best souvenirs from Tuscany

Wondering what to bring back from Italy? They don’t call life there La Dolce Vita for nothing, for when it comes to bringing back a piece of it, Tuscany offers up a whole collection of souvenirs, and like us, you’re going to be spoilt for choice. Thankfully, we’ve trawled a whole lot of shops and boutiques, to find the best souvenirs from Tuscany! 1. Alcohol The Wines. We absolutely love

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