Palalam Beach Villa in Kavaratti Lakhshadweep Islands takes my breath away!

When it comes to Kavaratti hotels and accomodations in the Lakshadweep islands, nothing comes close to the understated, private, elegant Palalam Beach Villa. Just a short distance away from the local port and helibase, it's a shere delight to walk into this lucious arena of solitude filled with sunshine. Being an intuitive world traveler with immense knowledge of Ocean habitat, I knew at once that it was a labour of love!  Kas, it's owner showed me around the property and explained it's rich ancestral value. We instantly got on like house on fire…continue reading →

Ephemeral alternatives to plastic- During your travels ask for green packaging?

Ephemeral alternatives to plastic-Green Packaging, are you ready to accept it?   Ever heard of a "green packaging" ,well it is not only characterized by the use of the reusable materials concerned, but may be totally biodegradable and even edible. They are also crucially influenced by the technical design and the low cost processing Don't be fooled by non plastic look alikes. Next time you travel or step out even to grab a bite, literally ask for sustainable packages or containors. Refuse to take away in thermocol or plastic containers. Better still carry…continue reading →

I felt like Lara Croft for a day in Cambodia

Many know that ever since Angelina Jolie reeled in some celluloid among the temple ruins in Cambodia as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, the place has been attracting many tourists. The destination has garnered a lot of glossy attention but apart from that it stands to reason why travellers really frequent Cambodia, the sunrise at the Angkor Wat is on every travellers bucket list. It's a must visit in every explorers Bible pages. Siem Reap, the town closest to a vast complex of ancient Hindu and Buddhist Temples, is another tourist hub. Sunrise…continue reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Are your Travels leaving behind sustainable footprints? World Tourism Day celebrates Sustainable Tourism.

Are your Travels leaving behind sustainable footprints? If there’s one proactive way to appreciate Mother Earth it’s by exploring it. Which is why the tourism industry has begun to tap into the greater research of supporting environmental sustainability while offering tourists deeper ecological insightful adventures at the world’s most pristine destinations. As the popularity of Sustainable tourism and Ecotourism grows the aim is to educate more travelers,about environmental awareness and conservation involved in sustainable tourism. We as travelers must tread upon our planet very delicately . Although we contribute immensely through our travels,…continue reading →

Via Dolorosa with Paul Siqueira -The Man on a mission.

Via Dolorosa with Paul Siqueira -The Man on a mission. Elsie Gabriel The Via Dolorosa in Israel, is the path Jesus walked from the area of Pontius Pilate’s sentencing to Golgotha ,the actual location of the crucifixion and is the most reverend  Christian journey  in the whole world. I relived these steps of JESUS!                        Paul Siqueira, the lay missionary as I call him, is living the word of God with every trail to the Holy Land through Zion Tours and Travels. Paul is on his 45th call to the Holy Land. I strongly…continue reading →

Come with me on the artsy bohemian graffiti trail in Sao Paulo.

Come with me on the artsy bohemian graffiti trail in Sao Paulo.   Elsie Gabriel   A visit to Sao Paulo's Vila Madalena district and the colorful Batman Alley will leave you astounded. You will get to see all sorts of informal patterns of street art flourishing artistic expressions written literally on the walls. These street artistic offerings spell freedom, and are present in official public spaces such as walls, subways, playgrounds and soccer fields. Vila Madalena breathes culture. Vila Madalena streets offer their walls to graffiti as an transforming art, constantly inviting re-painting,…continue reading →