Hey A, I’m sitting in the lounge, the premium one it says, and will soon make my way across the Indian ocean for a brand new experience! So it’s a postcard from ‘almost’ Mauritius! When I think about Mauritius I don’t know what to expect. No, that’s a lie… I have some idea. Googlepedia, as your mum calls it, has told me a fair bit. … Continue reading postcard from mauritius – I’m leaving on a jet plane!
“We need to know all the words for beef, chicken, fish everything when we visit Bangkok,” a worried me spluttered to my husband as we boarded the flight to Bangkok. I am more apprehensive about being a vegetarian in South-East Asia than I am in Europe, even in the hardcore meat eating countries there. Vegetarianism is not something the South-East Asians understand that well. Dried shrimp, a favourite topping, … Continue reading how to be a greedy vegetarian in thailand
This longish post won me Rs. 25000 in the Airbnb and Happy Tripping contest. I’m all smiles, will be like that all day. Read on for great Airbnb options in Australia and some tips on what you should do. Continue reading around australia in 8 airbnb (stays!)
hello everyone, this is a thank you note to all the readers who have been visiting this blog even though I’ve been AWOL (I learnt the full form only today) for the longest time. while i didn’t mention it here on the blog, but did on facebook (follow the page fbl.me/mtga to be inundated by more me, me and me!) i was away in AUSTRALASIA (say it loudly … Continue reading hello, thank you and i’m printed!
Years ago I had visited London just after I quit my job and was still searching for what I wanted to be, how I wanted to define myself. That trip to Europe was how I spent most of the money in my bank account. On one leg of that mammoth trip I was making my way to Cornwall from London. I had booked my train tickets online from … Continue reading nice gals might finish ‘first’!
Every travel or journey where I have used what I’d like to call a ‘Slow Mode’ of transport has been richer in textures, in experiences and in details that I end up remembering it for long. As we walked through the lanes of Bangkok to reach the river, we saw cafes and tiny shops that we would have otherwise bypassed. I bought a lovely cotton bag that says … Continue reading exploring turkey with activeholidaycompany.com (contest)
I first chanced upon the idea of this book called Mr. Bliss at Brainpickings.org. Honestly, till then, I thought that Tolkien had only writtenLOTR, which I read as a college kid years ago and that his name had only one R. (His full name John Ronald Reuel Tolkien.) The pictures of the book looked really interesting, and I was curious to read it. How would … Continue reading mr. bliss, tolkien and some thoughts
I went to Santorini a couple of years ago. And it was every bit as beautiful as all the tourist websites claimed it would be. And yes, if you are headed to Greece, go there! Also we did go to Oia and yes, it was gorgeous! And we even regretted not staying there, however touristy it actually ended up being it was pretty. That’s the … Continue reading an evening at santorini
you wonder why i chose that title. it is a long way to go but i am happy to end this year with a bang. warning: this is a bit of a egoistic post. it’s about me, some more me and then some more! but then those who have blogs are rather egoistic people don’t you think? we want to talk, and want people to … Continue reading it’s my lonely planet
i like hummus. this is not a mere passing infatuation that you brush away like fresh dust on the surface of that table by your bedside; this is long lasting, sincere, loyal, and here to be eaten. hummus has become a staple spread at my house, almost once a fortnight. its healthy, filling and tasty, and with lots of proteins and fibre, what more do … Continue reading hum-musing in greece