30
May
2017
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Souvenir Shopping in Moscow: Izmailovsky Market

I have a list of things that I need to bring back from every country to complete our 'Home Sweet Home'. Our abode has a Turkish lamp from Istanbul, an ostrich egg from South Africa, a carved wooden door from Zanzibar, bright red clogs from Netherlands, floor carpet from Oman, papyrus paintings from Egypt... the list goes on. It truly looks like a travellers house! Obviously, on the list was 'Matryoshka Dolls from Russia'. Now that I was in Russia, I just had to pick up a set.
3
May
2017
1

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...
28
Mar
2017
1

Universal Studio Singapore – Tips for your trip

Ankur and I spent the last weekend in Singapore… a weekend full of big city fun… fine dining, shopping and tech related attractions. While it was Ankur’s first visit to Singapore, it was my third visit to this little island nation. I went just because I wanted to feel like a kid at the Universal Studios. I wanted to meet Shrek and Ankur wanted to dance with the Minions. Super charged and excited, like two...
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17
Mar
2017
1

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.