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 30 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 42 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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The Best Advice is the One that Works for You!

By Mridula Dwivedi July 29, 2015 12 Comments ,
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I will say the most relevant thing first, the best advice is the one that works for you, period. I will take this even further and say the best advice is that you figured out on your own and then went ahead to make it work for you. (more…)...

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That Love Hate Relationship with Indian Railways

By Mridula Dwivedi July 27, 2015 38 Comments
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I actually have a very close association with the Indian Railways. My father used to work and retired from Indian Railways as a Chief Signal Engineer! So, my childhood was spent in a huge railway house in a small town in UP. It was full of mango, litchi and guava trees. And it goes without saying I traveled a lot in...

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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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