Bombay to Barcelona – From sleeping in the streets to starting a cafe

  The Bombay to Barcelona Library Café has recently become one my favourite spots in Mumbai. I fondly recollect hearing about this cafe from my host in Paris. When I told her that I was from India, all I expected her to know was the Taj Mahal (I’d seen a photo of hers with the Taj Mahal […]

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Hostel – A backpacker’s Best Friend

Have you ever had a one-pot meal? In my country, it takes the form of the ubiquitous ‘kichidi’- You put in rice, pulses, veggies along with every other thing under the sun and it magically happens to taste good! For me, as a traveller, hostels are those one-pot meals which I savour throughout my journey- I […]

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Dame @ Daman

Daman is a perfect and quick weekend getaway from Mumbai. It was one one of those lazy afternoons that I along with a couple of my friends decided to go on a drive to Daman the next day. We started on a Sunday morning from Mumbai. A day trip to Daman is not a tiring […]

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A Cruise to Remember

It was one of those beautiful bright evenings on a cruise boat. I wanted to see the city of Paris from the waters and settled down at the end of the upper deck. The wind blew softly as the cruise started. It was a lively scene on both sides of the river- a girl was […]

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When Asia kisses Europe – Istanbul Experiences and Essentials

“You are not an Indian” said my host Dev, when I said I don’t know of the Mithun Chakraborty starrer movie Mard. I did my best to convince him of my Bollywoord Patriotism by singing “I am a Disco dancer” and even shrugged off all my inhibitions to show him the pelvic thrust of Mithun […]

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It’s London baby

The temperature outside was announced to be 0֯ C by the flight crew as the flight landed in Heathrow airport, London. A cold breeze welcomed me as I stepped out of the airport. Though it was 0֯ C, the sun shone brightly, caressing me with its warm rays. A female cab driver (yayy!), Jaslin Kaur, came to pickme […]

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Nine Things to Experience in Amsterdam

1. Go on a free walking tour Go to Dam Square and find people with red umbrellas. They are SANDEMANs NEW Europe volunteers who can organize a free tour for you (you can tip them if you really like the tour). They can also get you decent discounts on other regular tours. 2. Rent a bike […]

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Why Paris Holds a Special Place in My Heart

Paris, for me, was a package of many firsts- It was my first European destination, my first solo international trip, my first backpacking experience; it was the start of many new things including this blog! 🙂 I was both nervous and excited when the plane landed in Charles de Gaulle airport; the whole thing was like […]

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Maldives : sunset obsessions, tips and more

It was more than thirty minutes past sunset, I kept staring into the pearl skies and the endless sea, lost in deep thoughts when Swagatika interrupted me. There is something about the sunsets in Maldives; it gives me a deep sense of positive solitude. We set up our bean bags on the shore, enjoying post-sunset vibes, […]

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Living with a Thai family in Bangkok

I was half-asleep when I heard the soothing sound of wind chimes and birds chirping. I was really tired because of my overnight journey to Bangkok. I reached the homestay early in the morning and all I remembered was taking the keys from my host and crashing. I woke up in this beautiful wooden house. Fahsai […]

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