A couple of years ago, I made a business trip to Mexico where I came across one of the weirdest airport customs procedure seen till date. Mexico City airport is an airport of the 1960s. A zig zag narrow way got the passengers to a long immigration line where immigration and customs forms were lying … Continue reading The weird “Customs” in Mexico
When we were refused a ticket to public transport and we still don’t know why
The guide book mentioned that tram tickets will be available at the hotel reception. The reception staff said they would be available at the convenience store near the tram stop and the lady at the convenience store said NO when we asked her for the ticket. Public transport is a cheap way of sightseeing in … Continue reading When we were refused a ticket to public transport and we still don’t know why
Laos: Where time stands still and Mekong rushes past
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
SERENE SCENES OF KUANG-SI
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
Raj Kapoor and the India magic in Russia
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
Moscow Metro – the seven stations you shouldn’t miss
“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
When we searched for an Indian restaurant in foreign land. . .
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. . .
MyRoom at Ibis – an innovative concept
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 Cu Chi Intrigue!
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!
Vietnam – the land of Pho & coffee
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