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

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 … Read more

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My 10 Best Travel Photos from 2015


It is December, it is time to go down the memory lane. And pictures come first. I actually scrolled through each of the outstation trip I took this year to pick up my 10 best travel photos from 2015. What surprised me was that some trips yield a lot of good pictures (Spiti readily comes … Read more

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The Sage and the Brat Discuss Weddings in Sabah


Once again it was the weekend. With the new job it meant that the brat was right around the corner. He had two days off instead of his usual one day! Hoping against hope the sage put her feet up. All she wanted to do was day dream about her trips. Soon enough there was … 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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Hyatt Regency Kota Kinabalu


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 … Read more

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Mari Mari Cultural Village, Sabah

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 … Read more

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Coral Flyer Zipline in Kota Kinabalu


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 … Read more

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The Silk Air Business Class Experience

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 … Read more

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Culturally Sensitive Travel

Globalization vs. localization has been an never ending debate. Some believe that the whole world is becoming more and more alike, akin to a global village. It is said that increase in trade and travel will lead to even more homogeneity. And yet many believe and customs and culture still remain as distinct as ever … Read more

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Lazy Sunday Photo- Red Ibis

I was playing around with the pictures from my past trips. I stopped and started at this Red Ibis and decided, why not, let this be the Lazy Sunday Photo. I clicked this picture at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, popularly known as KL Bird Park. I would love to see the Red Ibis in … Read more

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