Mumbai meri jaan!

Crawford Market, Mumbai – One of the oldest wholesale markets (1871). A must when visiting Mumbai. Yes, it is everything chaotic and noisy but symbolises Mumbai and her people. 💡I would not recommend for young children, below 15 years, in fact. Please leave them behind or else keep a death grip on them. 💡Must carry…

Travelling woes!

While travel can be enlightening, entertaining and even empowering it is not free from hassles and horrid situations. It can at times, seem like a bad dream from which you are unable to awaken even after consistent efforts. These nightmarish situations can befall us due to poor planning, sheer bad luck or because we are…

A little bit of heaven…

A little bit of heaven in God’s own country, Kumarakom, in the backwaters of Kerela in southern India is a village (a cluster of little islands) on Vembanad Lake. We visited Kumarakon, over an extended weekend, more than a decade ago. The lazy backwaters settles you in for a leisurely holiday. Choose to stay in…

Culture and Customs… reflections!

When visiting a new place, almost every traveller seeks to learn a bit of its history, culture, customs in the limited timeframe available. Palaces, castles, museums, religious houses allow us an insight into these various aspects that represent a place, region or country.  One very significant, unique and enjoyable attraction that can bring us to…

Beyond Travelling!

There are many who ask me, “what is so great about travelling other than the fact that you see a new place each time?”. “Isn’t it bothersome? Doesn’t it get to you? The packing / unpacking, the layovers, the delays etc.?” Well, may be! Actually, all the organising and preparations that goes into planning a…

5 days exploring Dublin and the East Coast

Our final destination on our trip to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland; Dublin, the capital city of Ireland is unique in many ways. Warm and welcoming, it has plenty to offer to every traveller from around the world. With the River Liffey flowing through its centre, the city has many outdoor recreational activities…

A week in the Republic of Ireland – exploring the west and east coasts

This is a contuniation to my earlier post A 12 Days Travel Itinerary of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Our desire to visit this beautiful island stemmed from our love of Irish music. This country’s music resonates the kind of music that is very familiar to our homeland (Assam) and its musicians. Its…

Of rumbling tummies and warm hearts…

@ Marktstüble, Stuttgart Markthalle Relished Swabian cuisine recommended by a wonderful, young man. It was busy lunch hour but his friendly welcome and infectious smile won our hearts. We left full tummies and humming hearts. During our travels, we meet people who leave an everlasting imperssion. Oftentimes, they are kind and gracious, a mirror to…

Beneath the puffy clouds…

When I look up at the sky, what I see are clouds floating by, grinning or frowning down on me as I let my body relax and my mind go free. Our daughter joins me in the ‘guessing’ game while her father softly snores by her side.  ☁️☁️☁️☁️ “An elephant 🐘, a pixie 🧚‍♀️ or…