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The Goa traveler – Various characters encountered

There is an urge to go Goa every year because it is the ‘VICE’ capital of the country. Over the years I have garnered that there are various characters that you meet there. I have broadly categorized them as Settlers, Pilgrims, Beach Crawlers, Samplers and so on. Read more →

The grape deconstruction day – A visit to the Sula Vineyard

In the religious and spiritual space that Nashik provides amidst the banks of Godavari river where the Kumbh Mela which is the largest congregation of humans is held, the Tryambakeshwar temple or Shirdi Sai baba temple there is a surprising spurt of vineyards in the vicinity. Nashik since time known was famous for grapes and its production. Here most of… Read more →

Lavasa – One street wonder

Pegged and marketed as the first hill station after the British Era in India and is designed based on an Italian town – Portofino. At least that is what the designers claim. The images and colors of the place paint a vibrant picture of the town. The place began its construction around a reservoir of a dam so the central… Read more →

Santorini – Illusioned and Disillusioned

Traveling to Santorini is on the wishlist of most people who have even seen a photograph of the island somewhere, let alone avid travelers. The place calls for such attachment because of the architecture, colors and the beauty it offers. It is also the most well connected and the most commercial of the Greek Islands. Tourism of Greece banks itself… Read more →

Folegandros – Food, Freedom and Fiction

A holiday in the Greek Islands is a mixture of admiration of the astounding beauty, unlimited  relaxation, and an opportunity to live the high life. Simultaneously there is also a lot of options as an adventure traveler. Zakynthos and Milos  have formed a part of the memories etched forever because of the setting they provide for the honeymoon. There is beauty… Read more →

Milos – Architectural pause in the lap of nature

The chance to travel to Greece was gleefully accepted by us. There is no better time to travel to travel to the Greek Islands than on your Honeymoon. Here you can find the perfect combination of a trip where you can relax, have a bit of water sports, indulge your self in food and alcohol – and all of this… Read more →

Zakynthos – Perfect gateway to Greek Islands

There was dual excitement in the air. Honeymoon and Greece. The combination with itinerary I made, somehow gave the gut feeling that the following fortnight is going to be blissful, relaxing and a cornerstone in course of relationship with the wife. Mumbai – Istanbul – Athens just went by in a jiffy because of the expectation and speculation whether Greece… Read more →

Honeymoon planning @ Greece – A tale of trial and speculations

Whether it is arranged or love marriage in case of Indians or just marriage for the other parts, the biggest challenge for a groom is to get the honeymoon right. Presumably so!! It usually has a lots of firsts but most importantly for most of us lot, it is the first time you spend a stretch of 10 – 15… Read more →

Rann of Kutch – Leg 3 – Dhordo – White and colourful wonder

The shine of Dholavira and its glorious past seamlessly fusing with the present could still be seen in the eyes of the musafirs (co-travellers). The wedding and the road trip to Rajasthan had taken the back seat in our head with the cravings of the seeing the White Desert / Rann coming to the forefront. We thus embarked on the… Read more →

Rann of Kutch – Leg 2 – Dholavira – History and Geography lessons

The journey so far took us through jams, national expressways, amazing lunches along the lake and to top it all, a fun filled wedding. We truly did befriend the highway and now we were very comfortable with the tarmac. With the wedding party send back to Mumbai, we were the kings of the free road, or as one of us put… Read more →