Barcelona on My Mind

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I landed at Barcelona on 15th May which is my birthday. I am now at that age where my body doesn’t react kindly to flying out all night and missing on sleep. My favorite way to pass time in flights is to watch movies but off late I simply fall asleep. As I was flying … Read more

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Island Hopping in Boracay, Philippines

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Island hopping in Boracay is a must do. It is a full day activity. My itinerary included Puka Beach, Snorkeling, Crystal Cove, Cliff Jumping at the Magic Island and Helmet Diving. I would strongly recommend that you go to the Puka Beach, whatever else you may drop or add, it is stunningly beautiful. Puka Beach … Read more

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New Year Resolutions the 2016 Edition

I was looking for the resolutions I made in 2015 and then I found I made none! So the good news is that I don’t need to reevaluate how I fared! But I feel slightly puzzled, I thought I did put up some resolutions for 2015 too. That should give you a clue about me … Read more

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FAQs for Visiting Andaman Islands in India

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If you are a beach lover, you would love Andaman Islands. It is rich in history and culture too. What used to be Kala Pani, the worst prison term, the exile, it is a tourist paradise now. How times change! So here is a list of frequently asked questions or FAQs for visiting the Andaman Islands … Read more

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Revisiting Dhankar after Eight years- Some Places Don’t Change Much

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I consider Dhankar to be one of the most stunning places in the entire Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. I went there first in 2007 when Seshadri, Dilip and I were trekking in the region. We started our trek from Langza and ended at Dhankar. I was extremely thrilled to go back to Dhankar in 2015. … Read more

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Le Meridien, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

I stayed only for one night at Le Meridien Kota Kinalabu in the Sabah region of Malaysia, whereas I would have liked to stay more. The hotel is an old one, but it went through a renovation process recently. Here is an account of my extremely short stay with them. Check-In The check in at … Read more

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The Singapore Airlines Business Class Experience

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 … Read more

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Lets Talk about Airline Food

I get all a flutter when I am invited to food events. For my life, I can’t get that whiff of cinnamon in the dish nor can I taste the delicate flavor of pine nuts! I also do not pretend otherwise. But when Singapore Airlines invited me for their event Shahi Thali I decided to … Read more

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23 Tips for First Time Trekkers

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I first went on a trek in 2002 and how green I was! I trekked with Seshadri (my husband) to Sar Pass in Himachal Pradesh. He had been on a few treks in college itself. The stories he used to tell were enough to put anyone off trekking for ever! Once they were lost in … Read more

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Off Camping

We are off camping, Chhavi and I with my neighbor and her daughter. Seshadri is already out trekking with his friends, he is doing a tough trek. My niece Vasu was also supposed to come, but she backed off, saying she is missing her parents! Finally the packing is all done. I should be actually … Read more

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