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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9
Jul
2014
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Macau: Firework Contest

I insist that all of us should let the little kid in our heart live! It is perfectly fine if you want to run through a meadow for no apparent reason… or count the stars during a dark summer night. The little kid in my heart is truly fascinated by fireworks and wants to clap out loud and jump up and down each time there are firework sparks that fly in the sky. Witnessing the...
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8
Jul
2014
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Kerala: Kathakali at Fort Kochi

We Indians are an expressive lot, and needless to say, dance is an expression of feelings that simmer in the soul. India has a list of classical dance forms that are well regarded across the world. I am not trained in any of them neither do I understand any of them – and I am not too proud of it. Three decades too late in life, but it is never too late to spend a...
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4
Jul
2014
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Istanbul: Time to shop!

Shopping is every woman’s birth right! Istanbul gives you plenty of opportunities to use your birth right! Anywhere and everywhere is an opportunity to shop for something that will fondly remind you of your visit to Turkey… and make you want to visit the charming country once again! Shop till you drop… The Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar were amongst my best shopping experiences in Istanbul. If I had to choose any one location that...
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2
Jul
2014
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Wadi Rum: High on Rum!

Along with Cappadocia, Wadi Rum has been there on my bucketlist for a while. It is amongst the most unique landscapes on the planet – red sand with rock faces that are as high as 150 meters – perfect moonscape. We had booked a 5 hour tour in Wadi Rum along with a night stay at a camp run by a local Bedouin. As we wanted to enjoy the sunset in the wilderness of the...
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1
Jul
2014
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Udaipur: Treated like royalty

The Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, features on the list of the most romantic hotels in the world. Staying in the hotel and feeling like royalty was on my bucketlist! Good time to go… There is a good time to go when the weather is perfect – October to April. And then there is good time to go when price is the least May – August. During peak season, between November to March, when the maximum...
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