Summer Holidays are Here Again!

By Mridula Dwivedi April 25, 2017 3 Comments ,

I have mixed feelings about summer holidays. On one hand it makes family travel easy, on the other it turns the whole of India and beyond into fish market! As we Indians are family oriented and over 1 billion, summer vacations mean crowds, high prices and a wait everywhere. And I am not a fan of any of these! I i...

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Dress Code for Women in Prague

By Mridula Dwivedi April 23, 2017 12 Comments

I was wondering if I need to change the title 'Dress Code for Women in Prague' to something like what to wear in Prague or what to pack? But then I decided to be consistent. In Prague you can wear anything you please. However, the weather often makes it very clear what one should wear! I went to Prague at the...

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Astoria Hotel in Prague


I traveled to Prague for a personal vacation with my daughter and niece whom I call double trouble. I booked my flight and hotel with Makemytrip. They offered me the Astoria Hotel in Prague and after reading the reviews I agreed to book it. We had a wonderful stay with them. I love it when I get the same service as ...

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Things to do in Sharjah

By Mridula Dwivedi April 16, 2017 20 Comments , ,

What is there to do in Sharjah? The answer is there are many things to do in Sharjah- from souks to walks to museums and much more. Shopping Even though I am not much of a shopping fan, let me start with shopping in Sharjah because that is the first thing I did there! I was staying close to Blue Souk (Cent...

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Dress Code for Women in Myanmar

By Mridula Dwivedi April 15, 2017 9 Comments , ,

I visited Yangon and Inle Lake in Myanmar for Escapers17. It was a fast paced super fun event. I still found time to look at what was the dress code for women in Myanmar. The local women dress beautifully in Longyi and tops. Men also wrap the same longyi in a slightly different style. Given the hot weather, t...

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Soap for Hope at Escapers17

By Mridula Dwivedi April 13, 2017 20 Comments

Have you ever thought what happened to the used soap bars in the hotels? In a 300 room hotel, even with 50 percent occupancy a lot of soap bars would get discarded daily. I was always curious about it but never found an answer before I came across the Soap for Hope project on Escapers17 trip to Singapore and Myanmar...

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When I Book Holidays on My Own

By Mridula Dwivedi April 12, 2017 2 Comments , , ,

When I started blogging in 2005 I never imagined it will lead to anything. But it did, I literally went places with travel blogging. Along the way personal trips went down as I was constantly on one FAM or another and I am deeply thankful for that, because in the end travel costs money. On my blogging trips I am a p...

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The Strange Schengen Visa Experience with the Czech Republic

By Mridula Dwivedi April 11, 2017 16 Comments , ,

Strange is the word to describe my Schengen Visa experience with the Czech Republic. Here is a brief background about us and the trip. I have been travel blogging since 2005 and have been to 20 countries (excluding India) till date. But the number of trips I have done is much greater, as UK alone I have been to 6 ti...

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Double Trouble and I in Prague

By Mridula Dwivedi April 9, 2017 24 Comments , , , ,

Prague was the second trip when I took my niece and daughter, Vasu and Chhavi abroad. Together they are known as double trouble. The first time we went to Hong Kong, it was in 2014. I was the only adult on both the trips! In 2015 the kids didn't go abroad, I was too busy quitting my job. In 2016 Seshadri took Chhav...

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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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