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Mumbai, Review, Sajan, Stay »

[17 May 2011 | 7 Comments | ]

Have you stayed in any out of ordinary, unconventional accommodation? What do you prefer normally when you travel?
Here are a few from my collection.

Hut with thatched roof.

General »

[16 May 2011 | 9 Comments | ]

Day 16th is the guest post day for Blogathon. The participants are encouraged to exchange posts with another participant.
I am glad to introduce a friend Anjuli as a guest writer on this site. It is because of her that I joined this crazy Blogathon ! If I am not able to complete the run, she is to be blamed. 😛 And if I complete, she gets full credit. She is the one whose words encourage me no end to take that extra step in whatever I do.
I am ‘trying’ to …

General »

[15 May 2011 | 5 Comments | ]

Every picture tells a story……

Girl in a train.

Malaysia »

[14 May 2011 | 8 Comments | ]

Apam Balik – Malaysian Street Food
After seeing Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang islands, we were walking down towards Penang hills. On our way we saw a man preparing something which caught my fancy. The aroma was so good and tickled my olfactory senses that I immediately wanted to have it without even knowing how it would taste!

I watched the man make it step by step.
I have

Goa, India »

[13 May 2011 | 9 Comments | ]

It was a hot sunny day at Miramar beach, Goa. And crowded too.
Crowded not with people but with fish drying racks on the ground and white fluffy clouds in the sky.

Miramar beach, Goa.
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General »

[12 May 2011 | 7 Comments | ]

Overhearing happens quite easily without our knowledge. While traveling in Rajdhani Express from Mumbai to Delhi I happened to overhear the following conversation. Yup.
Now don’t preach about it being a bad habit but then what can you do since they were sitting right in front of you ?
Two Gujarati men discussing Indian economy. Actually only one. The other one was patiently lending him an ear.
1st person – Indian currency kachro che. FD mein bhi nahi daal sakte, only nationalized banks.
Mannu bechara accountant tha, usko gaddi pe baitha diya. Wo kya …

Books, Review »

[11 May 2011 | 7 Comments | ]

Sometime back I wrote about a few travel books that I own. Discussions which started on that article, Facebook and otherwise have led to this post.
What, in your opinion, is a travel book?
Is it something like Lonely Planet which guides you where to stay, what to see, what to eat etc. so that your stay at a place becomes comfortable?
Is it a book that inspires you to travel and see the world?
Or a travel book consists of a travelogue where author relives his or her experiences of a place or …