A little fishing town on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia, Sekinchan makes for a great day-trip from Kuala Lumpur: it’s 1.5 hours away on the highway (about 95 kms) and has just enough things to do to over 4-5 hours! Getting there Sekinchan is about 95 kms from Kuala Lumpur. We took the E25… Read More Day Trip to Sekinchan, Selangor: 8 Things to do on your visit.
Kuala Lumpur is blessed to have so many parks, nature trails and hills right in the city! One doesn’t have to go too far to get some green outdoors! Most weekends, we head out to one of the parks with the little girl – we get our fresh dose of green, a little exercise, some… Read More 10 Parks in Kuala Lumpur that are great for families and kids.
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
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…