I have been following the Incredible India campaign ever since it came into existence…at first with a lot of pride and later as the years passed by, with a growing sense of frustration. Initially, the pride of being an Indian skyrocketed with the absolutely spectacular campaigns like this one that set Hollywood Movie titles against … Continue reading Bladder Blues – Why Road Trips in India make me Nervous!
Have you ever tried people watching when you travel? I have. Airports are the best places to practice people watching. So are train stations, bus depots and quaint cafes by the roadside. There are seven billion people living on planet earth. Except for the few in our family and friends circle, all of these are … Continue reading 10 Ways you can benefit from ‘People Watching’ while traveling!
A former Portuguese colony, Macau was earlier known as ‘Ou Mun’ or ‘trading gate’ and was an important part of the silk route from China to Europe. Presently though, it is the gaming capital of the world and its economy is fully dependent on the money that is brought in by the gaming industry. Gambling … Continue reading Macau – The Gambling Peninsula
When I mentioned to a friend that I was going to Hong Kong she exclaimed that there was nothing to see there except buildings. A family member echoed the same sentiments. I suppose if you are going to Hong Kong with the intention of glimpsing the remnants of an ancient civilization you might be sorely … Continue reading Hong Kong – My 5 day Itinerary
Location: Khor Grama Island, Sur, Oman Meeting Khamis for the third time somehow made me realize how strangers can be friends with minimal effort from both sides. All it takes is enthusiasm and a whole lot of smiles. My friend Chris Amy already shared a special friendship with Khamis and it was enough for him … Continue reading A day with Khamis the Fisherman!
My trip to Cochin last week began on a very positive note. I flew Jet Airways from Oman and got upgraded to business class. There’s nothing like Chicken Chettinad, bottle gourd dumplings poached in young shallots and a tropical fruit straddle to put you in the best of moods. When I walked out of the … Continue reading Kerala – Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady
In the past year, I covered seven countries in six months and then I went in and out of India and Oman three times so that’s a lot of traveling, but hey who’s complaining? As far as travel goes, 2016 was absolutely the best year for me, a veritable dashing in and out of airports, … Continue reading Traveling through the year 2016
The Muir Woods in northern California and the King’s Canyon and Sequoia National Forest in central California – two different locations and two different visits yet, I have clubbed them together here in this write-up for the similarity of experience I had in both places. Living on this earth for eons, these redwood and sequoia … Continue reading Redwoods & Sequoias – The Gentle Giants of California
Here I was in Sacramento, the capital of California, just three days before the 4th of July. The city was bedecked in the blue, white and red colors of the American flag. The festive atmosphere and the beautiful weather were close friends that summer. It was a wonderful time of the year to visit with … Continue reading Sacramento, California – My Moments in the Sun!
My hubby’s handsome cousin from Montreal decided to have his wedding in Udaipur and the family went whacky trying to book the best possible ticket deals. It helped that everyone had advance notice and come September 2015, the bride and grooms family and friends descended on the quaint town of Udaipur from all parts of … Continue reading Udaipur, India – The Royal Road!