Kuala Kubu Bharu – or KKB as it’s usually called – is a small town in the northern part of Selangor. We had driven past this town en route Fraser Hill last year, it looked interesting but we had never managed to stop by. This month we spent 2 days in and around KKB to explore… Read More Exploring Kuala Kubu Bharu in Selangor
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
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
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
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…