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Bikaner Havelis – On the Merchant’s Trail

When we were invited to stay at Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner, the itinerary included a few curated experiences to showcase the best of Bikaner to us. Among these, was a chance to see the Bikaner Havelis on the Merchant’s Trail. The very name brought to mind images of flowing silk, heavy bundles of wool, perhaps even spices, camels, and wealthy merchants that were favoured by the Maharaja. Turns out we weren’t

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Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur: A Walking Tour and Long Lunch

Of all the cities in the world that have a Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur is probably the one where it’s unmissable. That probably has a lot to do with the fact that Kuala Lumpur is more of a glitzy shopping destination than a cultural one with lots of sights and attractions. We were just aching to do something beyond strolling through malls. Charles grumbled that his new smart watch probably thought

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Sydney Sights: Darling Harbour, Circular Quay and the Rocks

This was my third time in Sydney and Charles’ first. Of course, it was the first time I was seeing the city as an adult, and was looking forward to how my new perspective would change my impression of it. I also wanted to ensure Charles’ didn’t miss out on anything just because I’d seen it before. We’d already spent a fair amount of time in Australia on this trip,

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Exploring the Barri Gotic, Barcelona

The Barri Gotic, Barcelona is easily one of our favourite neighbourhoods in the world. We couldn’t wait to discover the secrets this neighbourhood, that was once the ancient port town of Barcino held. We were staying close to it, and knew we’d keep passing it. But we didn’t want to miss out on anything. So we set out exploring the Barri Gotic on foot. Exploring the Barri Gotic: Our walking

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