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.


(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!
(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…)

Munroe Island Ecological Tour Kollam Kerala

Kerala Backwaters Island tours at Munroe Island. An environmentalists delight! Elsie Gabriel Kerala Backwaters Island tours in the wilderness are the most amazing life experiences. It was curated by Holiday IQ and Kerala Tourism. I have ever encou ntered.Munroe Island is located at the confluence of Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada River, in Kollam district, Kerala, South India. The Munroe Island,is accessible by road, rail and inland water navigation. Small sleepy villages lie huddled together on its banks, surrounded by a fabric of green and blue. Unmindful of its own beauty, Kollam with…continue reading →

What it means to win the Holiday IQ #gokerala @keralatourismofficial @HolidayIQ contest!

 Thankyou for your Hospitality KeralaTourism! #gokerala #HolidayIQ @keralatourismofficial @keralatourism @HolidayIQ One of the five couples to win all India. @elsie_gabriel @vic_ferns HolidayIQ in Association With Kerala Tourism Presents - #GoKerala @keralatourismofficial HolidayIQ, India's largest travel community and Kerala Tourism have joined hands to promote tourism in God's Own Country through a unique marketing campaign- #GoKerala The experiential campaign, unlike traditional marketing campaigns, is completely powered by the holiday experiences and reviews of authentic travellers across the country. Led by HolidayIQ, #GoKerala is a content led, multiple-platform campaign with a dedicated microsite, integrated touchpoints and…continue reading →

COP23 – Governments Meet to Fast Forward Implementation of Paris Agreement’s Goals.

Climate Change Conference 2017 Aims for Further, Faster Ambition Together COP23 – Governments Meet to Fast Forward Implementation of Paris Agreement’s Goals UN Climate Change News, Bonn, Nov 5– The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference opens on Monday, with the aim of launching nations towards the next level of ambition needed to tackle global warming and put the world on a safer and more prosperous development path. The Conference, coming just two years after the landmark adoption of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, will also further fuel momentum among cities, states, regions, territories, business…continue reading →

Minimalistic Packing for the Perfect Cruise.

Minimalistic Packing for the Perfect Cruise. Camera. Check. Sunglasses. Check. Swimwear’s. Check. Hats. Check. Gowns/Dinner Jackets. Check. Smart Casual. Check. Torches. Check. Luggage Tags. Check. Toiletry  organizer. Check. Multiple Power point unit. Check. Sea sickness tablets. Check. Iron Free day attires. Check. Sunscreens. Check. Poolside robes. Check. Coffee anti spill mugs. Check. Jewelry Organiser. Check. Medicine organizer bag. Check.Gym wear. Check. Extra Bag for mementoes and shopping. Check. Books to read Check. Glow in the dark stickers. Check. Mobile/gadgets  water proof pouches. Check. Sandals/Shoes. Check. Xerox of your passports and ID s. Check. Extra…continue reading →

Baptized in the same river as Jesus, is the biggest milestone in a Christian believers life!

Baptized in the same river as Jesus, is the biggest milestone in a Christian believers life! My Spiritual Journey to Jordan! To be baptized in the same place where Jesus was baptized, is an everlasting spiritual experience for the people of the Christian faith. It is not only a celebration of one’s own baptism, renewal of vows but also a celebration of Jesus’s life. Jordan is very special to me. Jordan is part of the “Holy Land”, its religious sites include the Baptismal place of Jesus on the banks of the River Jordan.…continue reading →