The Lind Boracay, Philippines

By Mridula Dwivedi March 17, 2017 17 Comments , , ,

In an ideal world I would write about a hotel close to the time of my stay. But I am so far away from my ideal world that I am writing about The Lind Boracay in Philippines many months later after my stay. I stayed there in October 2016! Other than the pictures, I do not have any other notes about the place. So, wha...

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When I took my daughter and niece abroad for the very first time

By Mridula Dwivedi March 11, 2017 10 Comments

When we adopted our daughter, it took us some time to get her birth certificate! As soon as we got it we applied for her passport. And it arrived without any hitches. Now both my daughter and niece had passports, but without any stamps. This was in 2014! I told them let’s go on a holiday abroad. Their unanimous de...

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The Grand Indian Holiday Sale by Thomas Cook India

By Mridula Dwivedi March 6, 2017 16 Comments ,
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It is going to be summer vacations! There would be no rush in the mornings for school but there would be a rush to travel soon! Thomas Cook India has come up with the Grand Indian Holiday Sale for the holiday season. The theme of the sale is “AB POORA INDIA GHOOMEGA!” A wide variety of budget holiday packages...

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The Mughal Gardens at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, Delhi


In spite of living in National Capital Region for such a long time, this was my first visit to the Mughal Gardens at the Rashtrapati Bhawan! I was tempted in the previous years too but in the past even cell phones were not allowed. As of now they allow you to carry your cell phone, not head phones though. There is ...

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Agrasen Ki Baoli

By Mridula Dwivedi March 1, 2017 32 Comments , ,

When I started in the morning I had no plans to go to the Agrasen Ki Baoli today. But I still ended up there. I was coming home in the Metro, it was before 10.00 am. The train was so crowded that I gave up at Rajeev Chowk and sat in CCD at the metro station to avoid the crowds. However, even after coffee the station...

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Many Reasons to Join #TheBillionMilesFestival by Jet Airways

By Mridula Dwivedi February 27, 2017 6 Comments , , ,

What happens when you book a flight ticket, besides taking that particular flight? Most of the times we are eligible for accruing frequent flyer miles. Most of the time we let it go, thinking we do not fly much. Even as a travel blogger I became aware of the power of accruing miles late in my blogging life. But beli...

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Desert Safari in Sharjah with Mleiha

By Mridula Dwivedi February 26, 2017 18 Comments , ,

It was a cold and rainy day in Sharjah when we were supposed to go on the desert safari with Mleiha Sharjah. Throughout the day we kept wondering if the Safari would take place or not? Luckily for us the weather did not affect the desert safari in Sharjah with Mleiha. I have now done desert safaris both in Dubai ...

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Applying for Czech Republic Visa with Minors in India

By Mridula Dwivedi February 24, 2017 2 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 24 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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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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