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When people ask me about bucket lists and my top places to visit I find it strange. The world is vast with so many different places to explore and cultures to understand, not to mention so many different types of food to eat how is one suppose to just pick a bunch of favourites? More than anything there are always different types of experiences to be had and one of the very best kind of experiences is a safari in a jungle. A very special person took me on my very first safari way back in 2010 and it has…

It is always hard for me to review a hotel. Believe it or not I have rejected a few invitations because straight off the bat I know those will be generic clones with nothing new to offer. When the invitation to review the Sheraton Hyderabad property came my way I said yes based on the fact that Sheraton as a brand has a good reputation when it comes to comfort and service (something that is extremely important to me) and more so because I personally have not had any experience with a Sheraton property anywhere in the world. I haven’t…

While the sand dunes and the Thar dessert seem to have a magnetic pull to all travelers and wanderers, the journey from Jodhopur airport to Jaisalmer is particularly long, 4 hours to be exact. If you’re smarter you might opt for a train journey sadly the rail connectivity isn’t much stronger than their air counterparts. Of course the perks of staying at a beautiful hotel is that your ride from the airport to the hotel is done in nothing less than a comfortable SUV  that has an ipod with a list of music, wonderful traditional Rajasthani snacks and sweets, plenty…

No matter what people say or how ever much they romanticise it, Travel is a luxury. Not everyone gets the chance to drop everything, pack their bags and wander of on an adventure. For some it’s the expensive of a trip specially when you’re paying for a family of four, for others its not the expense but time that they can’t take away from work. Whatever the reason, the bitter truth is not everyone gets to hop on a plane and fly away. For those who can’t get away or only have a quick weekend to spare, I think the…

Amsterdam is one of the most visited cities in Europe. The city is incredibly tolerant and since most contraband is legal it tends to attract more than it’s fair share of folks. People come here to party and have a good time. It’s full of hotels and little b & b’s but if you want a certain level of comfort and elegance, you need to pick wisely. I spent a couple of days in the city and after staying a few nights in a tiny hotel next to the popular Dam Square, I decided I wanted to move to a…

Much like fashion and technology, food also tends to have trends. There are always up and coming cuisines, particular dishes or even a style of cooking that are a rage world over. Once upon a time French food was considered the ultimate fine dine experience. Suddenly we were invaded by Japanese sushi and Ramen bowls. Even the cronut made a sensational splash molecular gastronomy has diners ooing and aahing over it’s spheres and smoke infused meals. A cuisine that has lately been cosidered one of the hottest new cuisines and one that I personally longed to sample is Peruvian cuisine.…

I spent two weeks in the beautiful country of South Africa. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but it seemed to take my breath away and leave me with experiences and memories I will always cherish. While the country is gorgeous it is Johannesburg in particular that snuck up on me and created quite an impression. Maybe because I stayed there the longest I was able to understand joburg better. I’m not sure but I spent five wonderful nights in Johannesburg and all of them at the gorgeous Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton. Before I left for my trip, everyone…

The past few months have been more hectic than usual. I’ve had some wonderful opportunities to travel to different countries and experience different things. In all the excitement of travelling and my work load expanding, I forget that sometimes, a little getaway in order to unwind is essential. If you ask me, the rains are the best time to slip away for a quick relaxing weekend. I manage to enjoy a blissful few days with my family at the very comfortable and slightly under rated Courtyard Chakan Hotel a little outside Pune. If you know me or have been following…

I never thought I would be, but I think it’s safe to say I’ve turned into a complete safari girl. I will almost never say no to a holiday that includes staying in the jungle and waking up at odd hours or spending time in an open air jeep freezing despite layers of clothing, hoping to spot animals in the wild. This year has been great with a visit to two reserves in Madhya Pradesh and a sudden trip to South Africa. I had the time of my life in both Kanha and Pench hunting for tigers, one which was wonderfully successful…

When you think of Goa you usually think beautiful beaches, a sun kissed tan and lots of prawn curry. When I think of Goa, I think of all that along with a tall glass of Feni. This cashew inspired alcohol is an integral part of Goa’s identity which makes the fruit it comes from incredibly popular. Four years ago, the Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa decided to pay homage to this fruit that is essential to the Goan way of life. They launched an amazing event called the Cashew Trail which has since grown from strength to strength and morphed…