Wishing Coins from the Trevi Fountain help save the Homeless in Rome.

Did you know, Coins from the Trevi Fountain help save the Homeless in Rome. Was surprised to see many homeless people in Italy. Although the Trevi Fountain is one of the oldest water sources in Rome today it has become a landmark for good luck seekers and tourists! Did you know that The beautiful Trevi fountain was built at the end point of the alley at the junction of three roads. These three streets (tre vie) give the Trevi Fountain its name, the Three Street Fountain in Rome? As I threw my coins…continue reading →

Visit the 275 years old Lamassu in Mumbai. Join Elsie Gabriel for the Mumbai Tourism Series

  Visit the 275 years old Lamassu in Mumbai. Join Elsie Gabriel for the Mumbai Tourism Series.   Visiting the second oldest surviving Parsi fire temple at theManeckji Navroji Sett Shenshai Agiary, which is located atNariman Street, Fort, Mumbai,India took me back over 275 years in history, Amazing rock solid architecture with engravings that mesmerize you, transport you to way back to the times when the Parsi community established a rich heritage in India.   Maneckji Nowroji Seth Agiary is over 275 [or more ] years old, the agiary has magnificent architecture and is solid.…continue reading →

Limestone forests and Mangrove trails encourage eco- tourism in Malaysia Langkawi. Elsie Gabriel Mangrove trails

Limestone forests and Mangrove trails encourage eco- tourism in Malaysia Langkawi. Elsie Gabriel Mangrove trails Limestone forests and Mangrove trails encourage eco- tourism in Malaysia Langkawi. Elsie Gabriel Amazing white sheets of sheer limestone hills surrounding forests on the slopes of north east Langkawi, is what makes your eco trail all worth it.No fuss.No glamour.No colour of money in the world can buy you beauty like this eco tourism.The Malay’s are proud of their natural beauty and work hard to preserve it. We took a boat through the twists and turns of the…continue reading →

The Bong French Connection! Mustard , Mumbai’s brand new Bong-French gourmet offering!

Ofcourse mustards are perfect on salads, vegetables,hot dogs and sandwiches, or in your favorite recipes but at the Atria Mall in Worli Mumbai, the brand new Mustard restaurant takes this condiment to a whole new sophisticated level. With Spicy Brown, Yellow Mustard, Stone Ground Dijon, herbal and Honey Mustard varieties,this Bong French restaurant has flavors to dress up every meal. Step into Mustard and experience why it is making news in the gourmet world, becoming one of the most treasured and popular cuisine attractions near the Worli seaface. Settle into a table overlooking…continue reading →

#Hashtag quick bites here in Mumbai

Meet the Hashtag owners right here in Saki Naka Mumbai! Harshad Menon AnuPam Rawal Take a bow, you both chose a fantastic place to showcase the pastries and savory quick bites, right in the middle of a highly saturated office area also surrounded by huge mega residential complexes. I loved the place. No fuss. Food on the roll. Good portions. Clean presentations. Quality cutlery. Easy Atmosphere.   Everything in quick bites and take aways, from overloaded burgers to pizzas, pastas to cheese fries, you have it #Hashtag. A cozy place, upbeat decor and…continue reading →

Schezuan King delivers Authentic Chinese!

Szechuan King is creating waves here in Powai Mumbai as a Chinese delivery restaurant  with some extraordinary Chinese gourmet. Szechuan Kings aim is to provide top quality dishes always incorporating fresh and local produce where available.   Big portions impressed me for sure. You will find all your Chinese favourites together with an splendid selection of vegetarian dishes and some unusual specialities. I loved the dragon chicken rolls, hot and steaming . You can't go wrong as the staff help you decide with their new culinary offerings.  Szechuan King is a chinese food delivery kitchen…continue reading →

Caving capital of Philippines Samar with Spark Samar

Caving capital of Philippines-Samar. Thankyou so much Philippines Tourism Spark Samar. Elsie Gabriel The island of ‘Samar’ in the Philippines was put in the caving spotlight since the discovery of the largest cave in the Philippines, the Langun Gobingob Caves in Brgy Panayuran, Calbiga, Samar.Samar, earlier known asWestern Samar, is a  province in the Philippines located on Samar Islands in the Eastern Visayas and its capital is Catbalogan City. There are many caving adventure trips that one can make during a tour of the island but the best one, Langun-Gobingob Caves is the pride of…continue reading →

Safety first! Specially when traveling abroad.

Safety is of utmost importance when traveling abroad. I whisked my face away just in time to save my cheek from a deep scar which could have been caused by this wild Lemur's territorial gesture! I almost fell to the ground in a protective step to save my self but gathered enough pride to lookup to watch the Lemur walk away and climb back atop the Baboa tree...Yes I was in Madagscar, Dense natural habitat of the Lemurs. Trying to get a good picture for back home "with the Lemurs". Let me tell…continue reading →

Diving with Thresher Sharks in Malapascua

I'm in love with the Ocean. I 'exhale' at the Ocean bed! To research and save the Ocean is my mission. I 'live' under the ocean. The serenity bond that connects you to real life ecology emerges as life's biggest lessons far deeper than those found in classrooms. If you want to live the talk, get out and embrace our planet. And Diving with sharks has taught me humility and how to be one with nature, sheer bliss. Come to Philippines! Philippines offers some of the most exciting extreme dives in the world.I…continue reading →

‘Sandoitchi’ is a haven for vegetarians in Powai Mumbai.

  1. ‘Sandoitchi’ is a haven for vegetarians in Powai Mumbai.
IMG_20171221_215850 IMG_20171227_192929 Elsie Gabriel Believe me, there are a lot of great things to eat between two slices of bread in Mumbai! And the best vegetarian sandwich you will find in the latest addition of restaurants to join the vegetarian gourmet affair, ‘Sandoitchi’, at Heera Panna, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai. IMG_20171227_193002 Not only in the city but all over the world, unfortunately for the vegetarian crowd, many sandwiches if not most, of them contain meat. That said, a city this diverse has many top notch places to get your vegetarian sandwich fix. But here's why you should come to Sandoitchi! IMG_20171221_215852 Lunchtimes can become a serious ordeal. While your office folks in Powai could skip off to the numerous non vegetarian restaurants and meal deals, from a choice of seemingly hundreds of extravagant gourmet offerings and crisp options, you could breeze in this relaxed green aisle called Sandoitchi. Fresh and quick is what it is. Sandoitchi bakes it's own breads. Piping fresh hotilicious!  Hearty and delicious vegetarian sandwiches that will fuel you all morning, afternoon and evening. Enjoy fresh and healthy fillings and vegetables on whole grain bread, toasty panini, roasted breads, and lots more. IMG_20171221_231600 (Miss Earth Shaan and Shri. Abhijeet Chavan graced the restaurant along with Tanya Satish ) Layer cheese, tomatoes, and fresh parsley on breads made in house and weigh the sandwich down with heavy bottomless glasses of various juices and soft drinks to meld the flavors. Masala Premix's like Lemon Tea,Iced Lemon Tea, Cola, Orange,Ice Tea,   Berry berry and Passion Fruit.

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(Col. Suri and Socialite Sapna Bajaj endorsed the vegetarian Gourmet Hub) I read through half a book while munching on loaded Nachos, Loaded Fries, Dough balls, Crunchy Onion Rings,Alapino Joy and my favourite Yummy Yams! IMG_20171225_173526 (Christmas saw underprivileged kids gifted at Sandoitchi as part of their CSR) They do offer Teppanyaki noodles and rice dishes for heavier options, along with cheese and macs on the menu. The ambience is welcoming, staff are warm, so you could sit and sip your coffee and continue chatting, or you could grab a quick ‘Sandoitchi’ and run back to work! You could quickly choose from Indian, Mediterrain, Mexicano, Asian,   Italiano or Jain, I of course sat drooling over the Pizzawich! Add a rich desert cheesecake and  bread pudding if you are abundantly blessed with time and savour  add ons, and you have a vegetarian food meal fit for a king. You can have a salad tomorrow, for sure!
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(Upstairs venue for parties/workshops /events is ideal at Sandoitchi ) For me, the Vegetarian Sandoitchi would do me good for my waste line! And yes, (more…)