That Raj Kapoor is famous and loved in Russia is well known but little did we expect that we would get special treatment because we were Indians in St. Petersburg. The population born and raised in Soviet Union are in love about all things Indian. We stood out as Tourists as we boarded a local … Continue reading Raj Kapoor and the India magic in Russia
Boteco in Brazil means a place where alcoholic beverages were sold, serving as a meeting place for “Bohemians” who look for a good drink and cheap snacks. The restaurant Boteco in Koregaon Park Pune fulfils two of the three criteria’s and does not make you feel sorry for the place not being cheap. We ended … Continue reading Trying Brazilian cuisine in Pune – a visit to Boteco from Chef Guto Souza
“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
Our travels have always been marked by local food. Local brew, Local coffee and Local food are the typical things we try at any new place. Add to that a pasta somewhere which I like a lot and that always makes for a perfect Instagram moment. But this streak took a break in Siem Reap, … Continue reading When we searched for an Indian restaurant in foreign land. . .
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
The Wife (TW) & me, make it a point to visit Delhi during winters. On the agenda is Fog, Friends and Food. The nip in the air during the last days of December and most of January is a refreshing change from the weather in Maharashtra and it is always a great idea to meet … Continue reading Afghani Naan & Chicken Qorma in New Delhi
Don’t miss the Stroopwafel in Amsterdam said one and all whenever we said we are going to Amsterdam. TW (The wife) & I were ecstatic with this news which meant that apart from Brussels, we had another place in the travel itinerary to try out the waffles. A little digging into it and we realized … Continue reading Delectable Stroopwafels in Amsterdam
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