Kashmir – Afoot In Shehr-e-Khas

Heritage walk through old town, Srinagar

An atmospheric walk though the historic centre of Srinagar, its cultural monuments and its bustling bazaars arrayed along the river Jhelum.

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Hampi – The Echoes of Glory

Elephant stables, Hampi

Hampi, India, and its temples and rock studded landscape make it one of the most atmospheric UNESCO Heritage Sites in the country. You’ll hear the echoes of a forgotten empire.

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Dubrovnik – Undeniably Beautiful

Dubrovnik cable car

Dubrovnik is Croatia’s star destination for a reason. And once you get over the feeling of having stepped into a fantasy set and learn to sidestep the cruise ship surge (even in early May!) there is a lot more to do than click selfies at key Game of Thrones locations.

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Myanmar – Romancing The Irrawaddy

An Irrawaddy cruise is an enchanting way to explore Myanmar. Our nine day river cruise itinerary included most of the attractions from Mandalay up to Prome near Yangon.

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Myanmar – The Considerable Attractions Of Inle Lake

Inle Lake

The Heho (airport) arrival hall dominated by a baggage scanning unit reinstates my pre-conceived notions. Its a bit like India in the seventies, when passenger comfort played second fiddle to paranoia over contraband. The authorities definition of it anyway. Once luggage is identified from the heap in the middle of the room however, and passed through the all seeing machine, […]

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Fine Wines, Bodegas & Hill Towns Of Rioja Alavesa

Labastida, Spain

For our 40th anniversary last month, (You read right. And ditch the math, I am not quite as old as you are thinking right now!) we consciously decided to give showy sights a miss for a slow savouring of food, wine and languorous coastal villages. And the Basque region came up trumps on all counts. With just the right amount of […]

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Cuenca & The Last Of The Casas Colgadas

Casa Colgaas- Cuenca, Spain

The avant garde metal and glass interior of the Fernando Zobel train station was the last thing we expected when we disembarked after our 45 min. high speed train journey from Madrid. A nagging feeling that we had inadvertently got off at the wrong station persisted as we climbed into the lone taxi out front and sped […]

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Pondicherry – An Ersatz French Weekend

Travel had taken a backseat in our lives with the past several weeks being consumed by hospital visits and doctors appointments. Thankfully R is fully recovered from a minor surgical procedure, and a condition I was diagnosed with turned out to be less scary than it initially sounded, but they made for some awfully stressful moments. A final all […]

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Jodhpur – Marwar Meets Andalucia In Mehrangarh…..

Jodhpur Flamenco and Gypsy Festival 2015

The fusion of traditions at the Jodhpur Flamenco and Gypsy Festival is a visual and emotive exploration of rhythm! Of the passion and pathos of the Cante, with the joyous, raucous melodies of the Thar desert. The mellow tones of the acoustic guitar, with the shrill keening of the Kamaicha and the Sindhi Sarangi. The power and the poise of the […]

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Zanzibar – The Allure Of The Familiar

Everything, barring the intensely turquoise waters of the Indian ocean, felt startlingly familiar. The sultry weather, the spicy coconut infused curries, the colorful attire, the ornately chiseled doors. Even the traditional game of Bao. My Indianness, and the fact that I had grown up watching monsoon winds billowing the lateen sails of Arab dhows and dreaming of following in the wake of mythical adventurers, […]

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