All I want for Christmas is a Greener planet!

Unfortunately the year end festive season brings on immense realities of climate change, it comes at a high price in environment terms, rise in temperatures, flash floods, droughts, lesser and lesser rainfall each year and vanishing winter among others. Going Green beginning this Christmas would be a good start. Christmas is the season of celebrating, gifting, relaxing and indulging, and it’s certainly not the most eco-friendly time of year. With the added strain on landfills and extra CO2 emissions that rise during the Christmas period, the festive season is one of the most…continue reading →

Origami’s Flaming Sushi !

Chef Vaibhav of Origami transports you to Japan with his flaming Sushi! With the "Flying Fish Golden Roe" bursting in my mouth and the crisp matched flavor of seaweed wrapped around the Sushi all coming together in a dramatic culinary offering, I knew I was going to enjoy my experience at Origami Japanese restaurant and Lounge ,Supreme Park, Hiranandani gardens Powai Mumbai. A beautifully located restaurant nestled in the close hilly forests and small natural water rocky ponds at the sides, this restaurant has a walk in cafe style dining, inside seating as…continue reading →

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 →