• Skywatch Friday – Kota Kinabalu

    After a hurried breakfast I hoped across from my hotel to the waterfront to see what the South China Sea looked like. Gorgeous blue skies with puffy clouds greeted me. The…

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    Cafe Samovar – Where Simplicity Rules

    The first time I walked into Cafe Samovar turned out to be a momentous day in my life. I had just interviewed with BBC World at Nariman Point (a job that…

  • Velas – A Big Step Towards Survival

    As the sun gradually rose in the sky that morning, so did the number of people on the beach. Some sat around in little groups, some were busy with their cameras,…

  • Filipino Market, Kota Kinabalu

    Walking through markets in a new city or town are the best way to experience local life and customs. It also gives you a chance to interact with the locals. The…

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    The WEIL Hotel, Ipoh

    It was late at night when we reached The WEIL hotel in Ipoh. Small trees laden with oranges dominated the entrance and reception area. We were in Malaysia during the peak…

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    Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort, Goa

    Haven’t done too many hotel reviews on this blog, but Lemon Tree inspired me to write one because of a very special reason. As we were tucking into our breakfast the…

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    Skywatch Friday – Candolim Beach, Goa

    Been a while since I posted on my blog. We are almost nearing the completion of our own home and it truly has taken over our life! I have been missing…

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    Jimmy Boy

    Tucked into one of the leafy lanes stretching out of Horniman Circle is Jimmy Boy – one of Mumbai’s few remaining Parsi restaurants. A big red sign over a stripped awning…

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    Food Souvenir – Red Noses of Ghent

    So, I went to Flanders with one nose and returned with two dozen. This part of Belgium, the northern Dutch-speaking region, is famous for its chocolates. In Bruges, every shop window…

  • Erangal Beach, Madh Island

    Spent a lazy Saturday evening at Erangal beach, Madh Island. The smell of the drying bombil saturated our noses but the things happening around more than made up for it. Had…