27
Jul
2014
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South Africa: 10 Day Itinerary for the Western Cape

The road trip around the Western Cape in South Africa was our maiden road trip. As you would gather from my earlier posts, this was our honeymoon. Ankur says that back then, I sounded more excited about the road trip as compared to the wedding. I am not to blame! Please blame the travel bug that bit me! In all honesty, Ankur likes to travel as much as I do and was equally excited to...
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25
Jul
2014
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Istanbul : Beyond Monuments

There is history at every nook and corner in Istanbul – a key tourist attraction. However, you may be different – history may not appeal to you. The following may be your typical characteristics: You enter a museum or an archeological site only when your better half drags you there… and you tag along only because you want to avoid an argument while you are on a vacation You believe that what is done in...
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22
Jul
2014
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Kegalle: Millennium Elephant Foundation

My love for animals would be pretty evident to anyone who has read my earlier posts. The size of the four legged does not matter – I find an elephant as interesting as a tiny squirrel. As a little child, I remember going for an elephant ride with a mahout (elephant care taker) who would come with the gentle mega life form right till our door step. Sitting in the basket mounted on the elephant’s...
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20
Jul
2014
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Cape Town: Top five picks

Blue waters to swim in, sandy beaches to sun bathe, delicious food to indulge, rugged terrain to exercise your muscles – I am not talking about the Mediterranean coasts. Get your focus off the famous countries in the Northern Hemisphere and move your attention to the jewels in the Southern Hemisphere. I am talking about Cape Town, the crowned and famed city of South Africa. Let not rumour mill make any negative impressions on your...
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18
Jul
2014
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Vegetarians: Eight Survival Tips

Ankur and I are vegetarians. Ankur gave up eating non vegetarian food when he was ten years old while I migrated to the green world when I was four years old. We have maintained our food preferences in the same fashion ever since. We are vegetarians not because religion says so, or family has anything to do with it. We are vegetarians by choice. And oh, we believe that the eggs that are freely available...
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17
Jul
2014
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Jukkasjarvi: Ice Hotel

It is surprising that little is known of a town as pretty as Jukkasjarvi. However, I am sure that plenty of people have heard of the Ice Hotel. Well, Jukkasjarvi is the town that hosts the wonderful Ice Hotel in Sweden. The town is home to over about a 1,100 people and 1,000 dogs. Any place with so many canines has to be high up on my list! The Ice Hotel is painstakingly constructed every...
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15
Jul
2014
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Robertson: Wine Valley

Not many people spend a day in the wine valley of Robertson. Most people visiting Cape Town spend a while touring Paarl and Stellenbosch to tick wine tasting on the list of must do things in Cape Town. Well, if not more, Robertson deserves at least a night’s halt to experience wine culture. Robertson is a quaint little town out of dreamland. The roads are lined with jacaranda trees which blossom in summers and paint...
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13
Jul
2014
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Staying fit when on vacation

A month before the vacation is about to commence, I feel an intense pressure to shed a few kilograms. Considering that almost all our vacations take us to a beach on some day or the other, the stress to look good in swimwear intensifies the pressure even further. For me, it is at least 30 days of hard work in the gym, skipping desserts and sticking to salads and soups every night. And then… its...
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12
Jul
2014
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Kerala: Fort Kochi – Vegetarian Food Trail

Kerala is a costal state. Obviously, it is famous for delectable fish curries, which is something that us vegetarians cannot enjoy. The state is also famous for spices – walking through the spice market will surely make you crave for some aromatic curries and rice. Worry not – for the vegetarian foodie tribe that would want to join us in our food expeditions in Kochi, here are our two cents. Read on for a vegetarian...
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11
Jul
2014
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Cairo: Top 5 things to do

Are you from India? Do you know Shahrukh Khan? Do you know Amitabh Bachhan? Can we click a picture with you? I was asked these questions within the first five hours of arriving in Cairo. Numerous people were interested in talking to me about Bollywood, the Indian film industry. Every Indian has seen a movie starring Sharukh Khan or Amitabh Bachhan at least once in his/her life! I live in Mumbai, the hub of movie...
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