Cruising Halong Bay in Vietnam

Cruising Halong Bay in Vietnam

To do, or not to do… That was the question!

                We oscillated back and forth on this one quite a bit, I’ll be honest, whilst planning our Vietnamese Vacation over the Christmas and New Year holidays last year!

I was pretty convinced I wanted to visit Halong Bay but Arjun was refusing to buy into the idea. He doesn’t like a very hectic pace when he travels, and the 3-hour journey from Hanoi just for spending one night on-board a boat in a bay full of limestone karsts simply wasn’t appealing to him. “Didn’t we already do that in Thailand?” he said! And then we met friends who had some pretty nasty experiences to share from their trip a few years ago, and he almost had me convinced to let this one pass.

But I can be a pretty stubborn little lady, and fortunate as it was for me, this was one time he actually thanked me for being as annoyingly headfast and stubborn as I am.

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The #Take12Trips Challenge… 2015 Edition

The #Take12Trips Challenge… 2015 Edition

If you’ve been a regular reader of the blog over the years, you would know that I’ve been on a bit of a personal quest… a way for me to try and travel as much as possible; to see as much of the world as I can!

Read: I Pledge to #Take12Trips in 2014

But with a full-time job and VERY limited vacation time, it isn’t always easy, I can tell you that!

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Vignettes from Vietnam

Vignettes from Vietnam

Vietnam is a country I had looked forward to visiting for years and on Christmas last year, the much awaited trip commenced. Arjun and I had planned a 10-day holiday around the country, and while we were both pretty darn excited, I reckon that neither one of us had anticipated this would turn out to be one of our most memorable holidays till date!

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NEVER AGAIN… Lessons (I Hope) travel has taught me

NEVER AGAIN… Lessons (I Hope) travel has taught me

When I first read this topic for a monthly travel blogger’s link-up on my dear virtual friend Shikha’s blog, I couldn’t wait to write out my own entry. What a superb topic, I thought!

We’ve all had them. Those experiences which smack us with disappointment while they are happening, but end up teaching us important lessons for trips to come. The ones which make us stronger, maybe just a little bit wiser!

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2014 – The Year I Took 12 Trips in 12 Months

2014 – The Year I Took 12 Trips in 12 Months

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it!
– Paulo Coelho

2014 is coming to a close, and while I most certainly cannot believe another year has flown by so rapidly, when I pause to reflect on these twelve months, I’m filled with nothing but pride.

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A Three-Course Menu for the #TasteofTravel Dinner Party

A Three-Course Menu for the #TasteofTravel Dinner Party

I’ve been invited to a Virtual Dinner Party by the lovely ladies Ayla from Mrs. Ayla’s Adventures and Shikha from Why Waste Annual Leave. Both their dinner party menus are delicious, and you can read about them here and here.

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What I Ate in Singapore – A Photo Essay

What I Ate in Singapore – A Photo Essay

I’m on a quest to Take12Trips this year, and it’s going VERY well so far. 🙂

In January I visited Mumbai and in February I took another quick trip to Mussoorie; I explored the Delhi Zoo in March and had a fantastic time traipsing around Europe in April. In May I went off to Shimla up in the hills to escape Delhi’s unbearable heat and in June a work trip took me to Manila, Philippines. I then flew to New York City to spend 10 glorious summer days in July and August meandering around Manhattan and falling in love with Brooklyn. September had yet another trip in store!

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Where to Stay in Manila, Philippines

I’m on a quest to Take12Trips this year, and it’s going VERY well so far. 🙂

In January I visited Mumbai and in February I took another quick trip to Mussoorie; I explored the Delhi Zoo in March and had a fantastic time traipsing around Europe in April. In May I went off to Shimla up in the hills to escape Delhi’s unbearable heat and in June a work trip took me to Manila, Philippines.

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What I Ate in Thailand: A Photo Essay

What can I say about the food in Thailand that hasn’t already been said a million times over?
Other than the fact that I could eat local Thai Food all day, every day, for the rest of my days.

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