Penang is by far our favourite place in Malaysia! An interesting blend of Peranakan culture, beautiful streets full of art in every corner and food that is possibly the best in the country. On multiple trips to Penang (when our little girl was aged 6 to 10 years), we have largely explored Georgetown – the… Read More Penang: 15 Experiences when you explore Penang with kids.
Suzdal is a small, Fairy-tale-esque town along the ‘Golden Ring’ route in Russia with beautiful countryside views, quaint onion domed churches and majestic fortresses. … Read More 3 days in Suzdal, the historic town in Russia
The cafe didn’t have a name board for many years (still doesn’t have one) and was eventually christened ‘No Name Teh Sarabat Stall’. At the stall, an old, bearded but very energetic Mr Zamir Ahmad, passionately serves up a frothy cup of Teh Sarabat, something he has been doing for over 40 years now. … Read More Teh Tarik at Baghdad Street, Singapore
One of the many reasons I love Thailand is the street food! Other reasons being – the culture, their beach destinations, the ‘variety’ of holidaying that can be done there from beach-jungle-culture-urban-shopping-etc. But more on that later… this post is about why I love the street food .. Welcome to the gastronomic journey! In Thailand… Read More Top 5 Street Food in Thailand!
We had walked down the historic ruins of Ephesus, gorged on mouth-watering doners in the Selcuk town market and sipped on warm apple çay (apple tea). After having spent 5 days in the lovely little town of Selcuk in the Izmir region of Western Turkey, we wanted a flavor of the ‘slow village life’. The… Read More A morning in the quaint village of Sirince, Turkey
When one travels, especially with children, you either travel like a tourist: visiting all the popular must-see attractions or you travel like a local: getting out of the touristy circuit and experiencing day to day life of a town. We like doing both – but our favourite part and the part that we think that… Read More 5 ways to Travel like a Local
Walking down Park Street – Kolkata, this afternoon, I couldn’t resist that steaming cup of Lebu Cha at one of the street tea vendors (there’s one almost every 200 meters selling this version of the Lemon Tea). On the buzzing footpath of Park Street, the vendor had the whole set up on a makeshift counter… Read More Lebu Cha in Kolkata
On the outskirts of Ghoti village, this mud hut had cattle & poultry around it, chillies & beans laid out to dry, two not-so-lush trees providing shade from the scorching sun and the lady of the house busy in the courtyard. The brown barren beauty of the hut compelled us to halt..
The lady must’ve been in her 60’s. Sitting outside her hut, she was flattening out cow-dung into discs so it could be used for cooking (and other) fires… Bio energy at its best – done in most village homes in India.
… Read More An afternoon in Ghoti Village, Maharashtra
Nepal is a beautiful country! Stunning mountains, heritage temples, bustling streets, culturally rich and humble, thrifty, warm people. But as in most countries, it is the people of Nepal that formed an important highlight of our visit – they were a humble, thrifty & a warm lot. We felt so welcomed and totally ‘at home’ when… Read More Faces of Nepal
One of the most refreshing drinks that I have ever had (after the Indian ‘cutting chai’) is the Turkish çay. Pronounced as ‘chai’, the Turkish çay is black tea consumed without milk. In most parts of Turkey, you will often find locals huddled up, catching up on a glass of çay, a smoke and a game of Okey… Read More Turkish Çay and some Conversation…