When the Principality of Monaco is termed as the home of the wealthiest and richest in the world, more often than not the reason being cited is that Monaco is a tax heaven. I wonder if these ultra rich folks would have been termed poor had they paid 30% of their income to the state! … Continue reading Monaco at lightening speed
When henna on hand helped us call home
The year was 2011 and we were in Istanbul on our honeymoon. Those still were early days of mobile affordability and we were to rely on the calling cards to make a call home and communicate our safety. This sounds ancient but we are talking of 2011, this very decade. This still sounds a different … Continue reading When henna on hand helped us call home
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
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
Delectable Stroopwafels in Amsterdam
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
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!
The IndiGo Ninjas
Recently I, along with my parents, had the pleasure of travelling by IndiGo from Mumbai (BOM) to Coimbatore (CJB) on its flight 6E 293. The flight was at 12 noon so we decided to take an early morning cab from Pune and reach airport by 9 so as to avoid Mumbai traffic. We left from … Continue reading The IndiGo Ninjas