Animals, Travel and us!

A casual chat about my love for animals with a colleague/ friend on instagram this afternoon made me think and reflect. I realized that animals were an integral part of almost all our trips. We either went to national parks to visit them , we bonded with the pets on the properties we stayed in…

My list of Essentials , each time I travel!

As a family we are rational travelers – we check the weather forecast and pack accordingly, thus showcasing our blind trust on the Meteorological Department! However, in the past our trust has been challenged! We realized that something is ‘essential’ only when we missed packing it! Having learnt from my past mistakes( read :blunders) ,…

Turkish Delight

LONG POST ALERT ! Bright city lights , roads bustling with people, a slight nip in the air and moderate traffic jams – Istanbul seemed like just any other city at first, but little did we know what this city had in store for us. After a quick stop at our hotel ,we set off…

Camping on the banks of River Kali!!

We had been planning a trip to one of the jungle lodges in Karnataka for the longest time. Almost at the last minute my travel partner ( read as husband:-) ) and I zeroed in on a Jungle lodge situated on the banks of the majestic River Kali. This river was touted to be ‘the…

Beach calling@Mudaliyar Kuppam

Every year during our annual trip to Chennai , my in laws plan a visit to some new exciting place in and around Chennai. Over the past couple of years we have been to Snow World (4 days post its opening!), Temple Bay resort, Crocodile park,Muttukadu, etc to name a few.. This year the plan…

Pharoahs, Pyramids and more!!

Whether it is reading about the Egyptian civilization back in school, or watching the Pyramid of Giza documentary on National Geographic , the whole aura surrounding the Pyramids  is intriguing . When Humsafar and I were considering Egypt as our holiday destination – we were excited to the marrow. 22nd December 2012, we took off…