I haven’t ever lived in Manhattan, though I must have made nearly 40 trips to the city. Trips lasting from a weekend to several weeks. Over years I have developed my most loved restaurants and bars and even train routes that I am more familiar with. By the time I landed in JFK on 29th February 2020, I had begun to feel at home in … Continue reading New York – Escape from the City
The drive from Agra to Jaipur is quite a smooth one, except that it lacks too many places to eat. Some resorts are a little off the highway, but nothing that would be quick. I stopped at an open-air place that seemed clean. Most of the menu items weren’t available, but the stuff they had was quite good. The drive also passes by Bharatpur Bird … Continue reading Golden Triangle – A new side of Jaipur
I am by no means an expert on European travel but this just had different written all over it. I had been eyeing a trip to the westernmost country in continental Europe after having heard a lot about the culture, the food, and of course the architecture. It is also the country known to be the most laid back and maybe even a little cheaper … Continue reading Portugal – Midsummer’s, wine and long walks
There are some cultural experiences so core to Turkey that anywhere else you will only find poor mimicries. A Turkish Hammam is one of them. Most of the hammams are not designed for tourists, they are used by the locals and are still as traditional as used to be. They are gender-segregated in the strictest of fashions with most of them having separate entrances. You … Continue reading Istanbul – 2 Continents and a Riot – Part 2
I have been in and out of the city for the last 15 years. At times spending several weeks or months at a time and on some occasions making multiple week long trips a year. Over years I have found my favorites places to eat and drink. Then on every trip I would discover a few new places, some fantastic and others just meh. This … Continue reading New York – A nostalgic guide to food and drink !
Russia in summers is an amazing country with long days, white light, great food and unique architecture and I am not sure why you would ever want to go there in winters. The country also is so huge that saying you are visiting the country when you just go to two cities, sounds wrong in its own way. I was mostly targeting Moscow and St … Continue reading Russia – A summer paradise
There is so much to do in Hanoi, there are numerous temples and shrines, there is a vibrant life and culture, an old town with loads of hidden treasures to explore and, a city centre lake with a walkers only weekend market around it, but the one thing I will always remember about it is the food. The wonderful taste, amazing variety, the fresh aromas … Continue reading Hanoi – A beautiful mix of food, temples and more food