My first brush with Tallinn was when I read about the ex-KGB station being discovered few years after the soviets left (more on that in another blog), the next was when I came to know that Skype was invented in Tallinn and the third was just before the trip when I came to know that … Continue reading Timeless Tallinn
When we planned our Vietnam-Laos trip last year, I did not even know that there exists a nation called Laos; let alone the cities in that dot sized country. When TH (The Husband) was contemplating whether to go to Vientiane or Luang Prabang (popularly known as LP), I was just excited about our next adventure … Continue reading Laos: Where time stands still and Mekong rushes past
If there was one thing which tilted the selection of city in favor of Luang Prabang over Vientiane was Kuang Si falls and that was definitely the first thing on our agenda. The day began early as we wanted to have early bird advantage. After a sumptuous and healthy breakfast , we enquired about the … Continue reading SERENE SCENES OF KUANG-SI
“The circular line is brown because Stalin kept his cup on the map and the coffee cup left a circular mark. The architect wasn’t sure if he should risk his life by asking if that is a metro line or not. They made a circular line and denoted it with coffee brown color” Our guide … Continue reading Moscow Metro – the seven stations you shouldn’t miss
Over the last few years as our travels increased, I decided to latch on to one of the loyalty memberships and with a wide spectrum of choices from budget to ultra-luxury, Accor suited the most. The ease of redemption, special treatment for direct booking and some great locations has been the USP so far. With … Continue reading MyRoom at Ibis – an innovative concept
And so we embarked on the trip that we have been planning for and laughing off as one of our “dream” projects. It was when we finally had the bookings in place (for the 2nd time. Don’t ask how…) that I started educating myself about the countries we were going to visit! All that I … Continue reading Xin chào Vietnam !
Group Tour or individual tour, the dilemma was answered the moment we came to know that the group tour would not take us to the firing range which we were looking forward to since the trip was planned. Cu Chi is an hour and half away from HCMC / Saigon, our first stop in Vietnam. … Continue reading The Cu Chi Intrigue!
I’m not sure when I fell in love with Vietnamese cuisine. The first time I had Pho, I thought it was truly unspectacular. A few weeks in Indonesia and visiting some local Vietnamese restaurants I had learned to dress it up with fresh herbs, bean sprouts, sauces and lime. I was addicted! While I proudly … Continue reading Vietnam – the land of Pho & coffee
“Siem Reap Tower, Good Afternoon XU-189 requesting startup for Angkor Wat flight” “Good Afternoon XU-189 Startup approved” “Siem Reap Tower, XU -189 requesting take off clearance for Angkor Wat flight” “XU-189 cleared for takeoff” I was elated, all strapped up in the Eurocopter AS350 with my better half for a flight over the historic Angkor … Continue reading XU-189 cleared for takeoff – The helicopter experience
When you think Indonesia, you think Bali. A place certainly not on most itineraries is Pontianak. Twelve countries the world over are on the equator and there is only one city, Pontianak – which is located right on the equator. Pontianak is the head quarter of West Kalimantan province and is on the island of … Continue reading Pontianak – Visiting the Equator in Indonesia