Applying for Czech Republic Visa with Minors in India

By Mridula Dwivedi February 24, 2017 No Comments , , ,

I actually had no plans to take my kids to Prague this year. Suddenly in January my younger nephew, also known as Brat 2 asked me to plan a trip. By the time I was near completion he backed out sighting too much work at office. By then I was hooked and I decided to travel to Prague with my daughter and niece- Chhavi...

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Not Your Usual Travel Quotes II

By Mridula Dwivedi February 19, 2017 18 Comments , , ,

I am back with the second edition of not your usual travel quotes. It is a little strange that I who not only do travel blogging think of these. Don't get me wrong, I love to travel, it is the hype that I don't get. When young people tell me they wish to quit their jobs to travel, I often ask them back, so ho...

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SATTE 2017 Musings

By Mridula Dwivedi February 18, 2017 14 Comments , , ,

The first time I attended SATTE it was 2013! Gosh how time passes by! I attended it again in 2014 and 2016. In 2015 I was out of town. So what is SATTE? It is a leading trade event for tourism. In 2017 35 countries and 28 tourism boards participated in the event. The next logical question is if 2017 was a trade even...

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Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm 2017: The Winners Edition

By Mridula Dwivedi February 15, 2017 4 Comments , ,
Suresh Rana and Ashwin Naik

The Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm 2017 concluded on 4th February in Jodhpur. The rally was flagged off from Hanumangarh on 28th January. The journey took the drivers through Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur. There were plenty scenarios of drama before the winners were eventually decided. The toughest sections duri...

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Vegetarian Food in Sharjah

By Mridula Dwivedi February 14, 2017 12 Comments , ,

What do you say if 5 plates out of 15 are desserts in my collage from Sharjah? Well, I don't need to look far as to why I don't lose weight anymore! I could find vegetarian food in Sharjah. Most of my meals in Sharjah were in hotel buffets. There was a reason for this. On the FAM there were bloggers as well as trave...

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Surajkund Mela 2017

By Mridula Dwivedi February 13, 2017 22 Comments , ,

Surajkund Mela is an annual affair which happens usually from 1st to 15th February every year. It is a colourful event with more than 1000 artisans display there artifacts at the Mela. I last visited in 2015. I used to work full time then so I visited on a weekend. It was so crowded that I did not dare get to...

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Dress Code for Women in Ajman

By Mridula Dwivedi February 12, 2017 8 Comments , ,

I have now visited Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman and crossed through Fujairah. However I have stayed only in Dubai and Sharjah for a few days on separate trips. I hoped over to Ajman from Sharjah on a whim. It was a short day trip, I really did not send much time in Ajman. Still, here is a quick take about the dress code...

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Sharjah to Ajman by Bus

By Mridula Dwivedi February 11, 2017 10 Comments , , ,

I sat down to write how to travel from Sharjah to Ajman by bus! And then I realized that all I know is that I traveled between the two points somehow! I didn't have data on my mobile in Sharjah and that I can now say is a handicap! I didn't know the distances or time that it would take. The trip happened more due...

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Sultan Saray Restaurant Ajman, United Arab Emirates

By Mridula Dwivedi February 10, 2017 4 Comments , , ,

I hopped over to Ajman on a whim, from my trip to Sharjah. It was my free day, and after a lot of confusion (self-created) I eventually stumbled over to Ajman. The choice was a bit of convenience and a bit of serendipity. Sultan Saray was my lunch stop. I will get to it in a while. I was standing at a Hop On Hop ...

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Mridula Dwivedi

I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quite my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!

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