Hyatt Regency Kota Kinabalu

By Mridula Dwivedi September 1, 2015 13 Comments , ,
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Hyatt Regency Kota Kinabalu (KK) was the first hotel I stayed in Sabah, Malaysia. I spent two peaceful nights at the hotel. I visited KK on Silk Air FAM trip in collaboration with Sabah Tourism Board. The airport is very close to the city of KK. Hyatt regency was hardly a 15 minute drive. Hyatt Regency is a city ho...

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Postcards from Lahaul and Spiti

By Mridula Dwivedi August 30, 2015 36 Comments , , , , , , ,
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Everyone should visit Lahaul and Spiti once in their lifetimes. It was my third third trip to the region. I went in 2007 when we trekked through the region and then more recently to Chandratal in 2014. I say that one trip per year to Spiti is a must! I hope you will enjoy my postcards from Lahaul and Spiti Near Roh...

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Mari Mari Cultural Village, Sabah

By Mridula Dwivedi August 19, 2015 34 Comments , , ,
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When I saw Mari Mari Cultural Village on my Sabah itinerary I was curious about the experience. Would it be a tourist trap? I went in expecting it to be one, but I came back pleasantly surprised. We arrived at the Mari Mari Cultural Village for the morning slot. It was raining. We were a little early so we waited...

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Coral Flyer Zipline in Kota Kinabalu

By Mridula Dwivedi August 18, 2015 32 Comments , , , , , , ,
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The day we were supposed to go to Sapi Island it rained in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. I love beaches (after mountains) and I was disappointed. However, the visit to the Mari Mari Cultural Village which we did in lieu turned out to be wonderful! Our guide John Prudente called the Coral Flyer Zipline in the afternoon t...

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My Lastest Minute Holiday Ever

By Mridula Dwivedi August 12, 2015 45 Comments , ,
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It was the winter of 2014. The month was January and I was looking forward to an International FAM. It was a wellness FAM with lots of Spa thrown in. That was the time when I used to work full time in addition to blogging. My leaves were worth in gold, maybe diamonds! And then it happened. Due to reasons beyond t...

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The Silk Air Business Class Experience

By Mridula Dwivedi August 11, 2015 26 Comments ,
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After watching movies all night on the Singapore Airlines flight, sleep was the natural outcome. I boarded the Silk Air Business Class flight from Changi, Singapore to Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia. To begin with I didn't had a window seat. But as a window seat was empty next to Nisha (our team member from Silk A...

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The Singapore Airlines Business Class Experience

By Mridula Dwivedi August 9, 2015 56 Comments , ,
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This year I have taken many flights. Last year I took even more flights. I know the drill, more so at T3 or 1D in Delhi, my home base. I can do it on auto-pilot, I don't need to think much. So, I stood in line of the Singapore Airline counter this Monday and waited my turn. It came quickly. And then things started h...

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The Sage Tries the Cleartrip App

By Mridula Dwivedi August 3, 2015 20 Comments , ,
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The Sage was peering hard at her mobile screen. The Brat walked in and asked what was puzzling her. The Sage replied that she was trying to use the Cleartrip App. So this is the conversation that followed. The Brat: See you use Android, so go to Play Store and download the app you wish to use. I use iPhone so I h...

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The Sunset Cruise at Kumarakom Lake Resort

By Mridula Dwivedi July 31, 2015 46 Comments , ,
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Everyday at five thirty in the evening there would be a great bustle around the Kumarakom Lake Resort. After a leisurely tea, it would be time to board the sunset cruise boat which left at the appointed time.A kid would stand say, "Don't go daddy is coming." Someone else would request to wait as their friend would b...

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I started 'Travel Tales from India' in 2005. It has become an anchor for my travel writing. My blog was once linked at BBC and The Guardian. All my stories published at Gonomad can be viewed from my writer profile page. In December 2010 I featured in a National Geographic Skoda Yeti Video. You can write to me at mridulablog at gmail dot com For advertising queries please check out my advertising page.

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