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Sonia

3
May
2017
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South Vietnam (Saigon) – Four Day Itinerary

Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh City, is the biggest city in Vietnam. Obviously, there is a lot of activity... scooters whiz past, vendors sell fresh fruits, locals sip on coffee... all in the wake of modern day construction. I spent three days in Saigon, which were enough to get a feel of the place and see the main attractions. Here is my four day itinerary...
23
Apr
2017
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Bhutan: Interesting Facts

There is so much about this little land locked country that will give you a new perspective to life. Ankur and I spent a week in Bhutan, in the beautiful valleys, counting sheep during the day and stars at night. What a wonderful week it was! We would love share a little bit about the country that we learnt during this time...
13
Apr
2017
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Vietnam: Life after Death

I just got back from Vietnam. I would have loved to spend longer in the country, primarily to learn more about its people, who have fought wars and have tilled fields. There is so much to learn from the Vietnamese ... war tactics, the desire to live, the strength of one's beliefs. In the little time that I had, I got a small peek into the beliefs of the locals. What intrigued me the most was their belief in life after death and traditional practises that carried out to appease the deceased. Read on to know what spiked my interest...
17
Mar
2017
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Bhutan: Six Days Itinerary

The little land locked nation of Bhutan has sights that will soothe your eyes and calm your mind. If there is peace and quiet that you seek, Bhutan should make its way on your bucketlist. During spring, flowers bloom and make your spirit come alive; in monsoons, lush, green rice fields soothe your eyes and mind; in winter, the skies are blue and the white Himalayan peaks cast a spell on you. Bhutan is beautiful, regardless of the season.
26
Feb
2017
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Bhutan: Packing Tips

With less than 24 hours left, I am busy packing. As per the weather forecast, Bhutan will be cold during the next week. The maximum temperature would be about 15 degrees Celsius and the minimum would be close to 0 degrees Celsius. It's time to take out the winter gear that is seldom used in India. So, here is a lit of stuff that's made its way into our bag...
5
Feb
2017
1

Bolivia Hop: Review

Internal flights in South America cost a fortune, especially if you book last minute tickets. I had blown up so much cash flying from Brazil to Bolivia that flying internally in Bolivia wasn't an option for me. There are no train routes in the country for passengers; rail is used to transport minerals. The only option I had was to hop from one place to another by bus, as most tourists do. So, I hopped on a bus...run by Bolivia Hop.
27
Jan
2017
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Top 10 Things To Do In Rio

I spent a week in Rio, primarily on the beach, enjoying the sun and the surf. I loved every minute of it! I went ga-ga over the soft sand and blue waters ... it seemed impossible for me to move from the beach and hop on a bus to explore the city. However, towards the end of the week, I finally bid adieu to the lounge chair and visited some attractions of the city. Here are top ten things that I would recommend to do while you are in Rio ....
26
Dec
2016
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Michamvi Sunset Bay Resort – Review

Zanzibari beaches are stunning - each and every single one of them. The water is blue the sand is soft and the sea life is abundant. The coast line is a perfect backdrop to click umpteen postcard like pictures. The sky turns into a colourful palette every evening and you would wish time would stand still to let you enjoy these moments forever. Such was our experience at the Michamvi Bay Sunset Resort.
6
Nov
2016
1

Maru Maru Zanzibar: Hotel Review

Stone Town is dotted with every range of accommodation - luxury five star chains, cosy boutique hotels and tiny bed and breakfasts. Our hotel of choice was Maru Maru, a well located boutique hotel with architecture that clearly reflects influences of the Arabic style. The hotel has traditional Zanzibari doors and some really impressive and interesting furniture in the lobby. Read on for a detailed review of the hotel...
2
Nov
2016
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One month in South America

The year started with an exotic destination - Myanmar...the land of pagodas. And hence, I have decided to end the year with an equally exotic destination - South America. Later in November, I am off to South America for a month. I am super excited...its been on the bucketlist for far too long! I would be visiting four countries - Galapagos (Ecuador), Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Here is a snapshot of what my plan looks like...
31
Oct
2016
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Five reasons to visit Israel

I haven’t planned my next trip as yet. The canvas is blank and I am yet to decide. Winter is around the corner, and I would want to visit a place that isn’t gloomy…where winters are fun. I want to feel the nip in the air, yet see the sun shine. I had these thoughts in mind and could not zero down on a place…until I saw a video from Israel Tourism last night, which has put Israel high up on my list. Later that night, Ankur and I went out for dinner to a Mediterranean restaurant, which reminded me of our last trip to the Middle East, when we feasted on delicious mezze and fresh salads. Possibly, these are signs that I should consider visiting Israel soon!
30
Oct
2016
1

10 Reasons to visit Taiwan

I am in Taiwan for a week. I am exploring the Southern, the Central and the Northern part of the country. I have seen silvery streams, emerald hills and serene lakes. I have also seen high rises, strong bridges and high speed trains. Though the Taiwanese have progressed, but have preserved their natural gifts. Technology and Nature sing together in harmony. Here are ten reasons to put Taiwan on your travel map ....
26
Oct
2016
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Zanzibar: One Week Itinerary

If you are a beach lover and haven’t been to Zanzibar as yet, trust me, you are missing something in life. If you are wondering where Zanzibar is…this archipelago is just off the Tanzanian coast and comprises of many small and two large islands - Unguja and Pemba. The islands are surrounded by azure waters, teeming with sea life. Zanzibar was the hub of spice and slave trade, that have resulted in its unique culture - a mix of Indian, Arabic and European.
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