Soap for Hope – The Story of Recycled Soaps

For the last couple of decades or so, we are all used to seeing cards in hotels informing us of ecological conservation and protecting the environment programme and do we want to reuse bed linens and towels. This has been a huge success in saving resources in various forms and of course conserving clean water. But what about bath products? Is there a thing called recycled soaps? Who would use these recycled soaps?

Soap for Hope - The Story of Recycled Soaps
Soap for Hope – a bar of recycled soap
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Walking Tour of Innsbruck, Austria

It was the cusp of Autumn. A couple of leaves of some trees here and there had starting changing colour.  This was undeniably the best time to visit the Tyorlean capital. Only a few weeks back Innsbruck found its way into our schedule in deference to suggestions by both personal and social media friends. As usual we began with a walking tour of Innsbruck.

Walking Tour of Innsbruck, Austria.
Goldenes Dachl or the Golden Roof, Innsbruck’s iconic symbol.

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Lebua Lucknow, A Luxury Boutique Heritage Hotel

Heritage Mansion in Lucknow

The hotel driver, the escort and their refurbished old Ambassador car met us to take us to the Heritage Mansion in Lucknow, now converted into Lebua Lucknow Luxury Boutique Heritage hotel.

Lebua Lucknow, A Luxury Boutique Heritage Hotel.
Grand view of Lebua Lucknow from its lawns

As we make our way to the hotel, a lot of heads turned. That gave us a thrill which a celebrity feels on having been recognized in a strange place. However soon we realized it was not us (sigh!) but our distinctive yellow car that was causing so many turns of heads. It was always the same, … Read the rest

Olive Ridley Sea Turtles in Velas Maharashtra

We were on our way to an unknown village to see some new-borns take their first baby steps and then swim into the sea! We are, of course, talking about the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles in Velas Maharashtra. This is a ritual that happens during the months of February, March and April in this otherwise sleepy village called Velas in Ratnagiri District, in the south of Maharashtra.

olive ridley sea turtles velas maharashtra

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Exploring Jungfrau Region in Winters

I was in a Swiss Air flight to Zurich, Switzerland. To say I was excited, would be an understatement. I was visiting the country after 18 years! I was to go to Interlaken and then to Jungfrau region for some awesome activities. It was going to be a nostalgic trip for me. A lot would have changed, a lot would have remained the same; these thoughts crisscrossed through my mind. It was for me to see it myself, now. 🙂

top things to do in Jungfrau region

I knew it would be cold in December with snow all around, but I have lived in those temperatures and … Read the rest