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…