It was the boxing-day and we could see that Christmas mood was still there at the Holiday Inn Jaipur. There was a 10 foot Christmas tree at the main door itself announcing proudly that it was still Christmas season. On entering we found an atrium as high as the building itself, all of seven storeys and from the top was a bunch of green string-lights arranged in a conical form giving a feeling of a 100-foot Christmas tree and below were several reindeer pulling their cart containing one of the biggest gingerbread house we had seen.… Read the rest
If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. PSALM 139:9-10
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. PSALM 119:105
The Bible, although a … Read the rest
Have you ever got lost in a mall? How about spending a couple of days or weeks or even months in a mall, without seeing the outside world. Something akin to Terminal movie but in a positive way.
Harbour City in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour area, is such a place. What were originally shipping and cargo docks and warehouses, is now the largest mall in whole of Hong Kong! With hundreds of lifestyle shops, numerous eating places, millions of square feet of property, this is perhaps the biggest ever mall we have ever been … Read the rest
We were waiting with bated breath to board the spanking new Airbus A350-900, acquired by Cathay Pacific not too long ago. It was first deployed to fly to Manila and guess what? We were flying to Manila too, retracing the epic first flight, in business class!
We had just been pampered no … Read the rest
Why Israel? Isn’t it dangerous? What are you going to eat? Are you going to Jerusalem also? Are you on a pilgrimage?
The questions bombarded us.
Sure, Jerusalem is a holy city for the 3 major mono-theistic religions of the world but this one is… Read the rest
Have you heard of the saying “All good things come in small packages!”?
As travel bloggers we travel a lot and take a lot of pictures. I had always wished that good cameras came in small packages that I could use in a jiffy and which also gave a reasonable result.
One day, ominous rain clouds had gathered and it had been threatening to rain again, in Mumbai. I was working in my study and just happened to see outside. The ethereal setting impressed me and I was just about to get up and get my regular camera that was … Read the rest
Iloilo province has seen immigrants even before Hispanic conquest. It is said, although no written documents exist, that Indonesians and also South Indian kings had once ruled this region.
However eventually Spanish … Read the rest