Walk through the ‘Cantonese Culinary Route’at Sofitel Mumbai BKC

Walk through the ‘Cantonese Culinary Route’at Sofitel Mumbai BKC

Walk through the ‘Cantonese Culinary Route’at Sofitel Mumbai BKC Colourful Chinese umbrellas and welcoming aroma of the fresh chinese tea welcomes you straight to the Cantanese festival at the Sofitel BKC Mumbai....Join me and I will show you around.... Coming all the way from Pullman Shanghai Skyway,Chef Allen Zhao curated authentic Cantonese flavours for guests at Sofitel Mumbai BKC. With over 10 years of experience, Chef Allen is renowned for his delicious Wok stations and has also been recognized through several prestigious awards. I found his style of chopping vegetables most amazing, in absolute…continue reading →
High on Dopamine! Relearn the art of eating ice cream from Kareena Kapoor! Magnum Style!

High on Dopamine! Relearn the art of eating ice cream from Kareena Kapoor! Magnum Style!

High on Dopamine! Relearn the art of eating ice cream from Kareena Kapoor! Magnum Style! Elsie Gabriel The euphoria of biting into that luscious soft Mangnum ice cream is irreplaceable. Each time I eat that ice cream I simple have a Dopamine rush!! With all good reason, of course you know by now that ice cream is a feel good food on the must have list of your “ Happiness quotient ‘ in life. And if you still haven’t figured it out, God help you. The dopamine naturally produced by your brain makes…continue reading →
‘Rivaayat’ Lukhnowi food festival at Trident Oberoi BKC Mumbai.

‘Rivaayat’ Lukhnowi food festival at Trident Oberoi BKC Mumbai.

‘Rivaayat’ Lukhnowi food festival at Trident Bandra Kurla Mumbai. Dine like a Nawab with an objective to revive traditional Indian cuisine. Elsie Gabriel Dine like the Nawabs in Maya, at the magnificent Trident hotel BKC ,Bandra Mumbai. The aromatic and authentic Lucknowi food festival has all the grilled and slow cooked good old fashioned cuisines any gourmet fanatic would die for. The festival is aptly called ‘Rivaayat’ which literally means diving into ancient tradition. So come enjoy endless servings of royal Thalis during the day and special menu cuisines during dinners, this week…continue reading →

Imagine waking up to a lavish breakfast spread with Disney Characters.

                                                     Imagine waking up to a lavish breakfast spread with Disney Characters. Elsie Gabriel The Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel is more than a hotel, it's a tourist destination and an attraction which takes you all the way back to your childhood. The Disney Character Breakfast Buffet at Enchanted Gardens is one of the hotel's main attractions.   Staying at the hotel is so convenient because you can just hop skip your way to the Disney Park when ever you want. Out here middle of a fairy tale, if you have kids they are…continue reading →

An Environmentalist’s dream come true in Cape of Good Hope, South Africa!

  Endemic Fynbos! An Environmentalist’s dream come true in Cape of Good Hope, South Africa! Elsie Gabriel Ever imagined walking through an endless green carpet filled with a million flowers, covering soft hills and rugged planes, almost taking you to heaven and back? Come walk with me and I’ll take you to the heart of pristine nature, the Table Mountain National Park Reserve near the Cape of Good Hope, in South Africa. The sight is out of a picture book, it’s an environmentalists’ and nature lovers dream come true, the flaura collections here…continue reading →
Explore the Caves Khao Khanap Nam,Krabi, Thailand. Kayak Trip to Khao Khanap Nam,Krabi,Thailand.

Explore the Caves Khao Khanap Nam,Krabi, Thailand. Kayak Trip to Khao Khanap Nam,Krabi,Thailand.

Explore the Caves Khao Khanap Nam,Krabi, Thailand. Kayak Trip to Khao Khanap Nam,Krabi,Thailand. Elsie Gabriel Drifting in the beautiful lagoon, exploring the spectacular rivers, inlets and limestone caves on your own personal kayak, is how one can best enjoy Krabi, in Thailand. As one of the first settlements in southern Thailand, Krabi offers numerous cave destinations which are rich in archeological treasures, artifacts and cave drawings. Thailand is not all about the sunshine, massages, night life, beach swims and food, it is deeply embedded in history to say the least, and do not…continue reading →
Congo Caves in South Africa-. Spectacular underground ancient wonder.Stalactites and Stalagmites !

Congo Caves in South Africa-. Spectacular underground ancient wonder.Stalactites and Stalagmites !

                                      Congo Caves in South Africa-. Spectacular underground ancient wonder.                                                                          Stalactites and Stalagmites !                                               This piece I dedicate to my Teachers Mrs.Sahani and Ms Ranjana.                                                                       Offbeat travels by Elsie Gabriel   Time stands still. I catch my breath as the first view of the gigantic ancient stalactites and stalagmites open up before me. Immensely massive grey-blue limestone ceilings and caverns engulf me. They bring back a thousand geographic lessons learned in standard six way back in school! It is no harm to fall in love in know? Just a little…continue reading →

Amazon forest jungle..swimming with the Piranhas….Elsie Gabriel – I danced with the tribal chief, the epitome of my travel life.

Amazon forest jungle..swimming with the Piranhas….Elsie Gabriel Oh to be alive!!! In the Amazon forest jungle…these boys know more about rainforests than scientists who have studied rainforests for many years! Various tribes still live much as did their ancestors hundreds of years before them. Everyday they organize their daily lives very meticulously; their food, medicines and clothing come primarily from the forest. They hunt…for food….and I went hunting with them….fishing for Piranhas and swimming with Piranhas….outrageously adventurous..I was so over whelmed with elation,…I kept grinning like a Cheshire cat at one time and…continue reading →
The Six Sigma Environmentalists – The Dabbawala’s of Mumbai.By Elsie Gabriel

The Six Sigma Environmentalists – The Dabbawala’s of Mumbai.By Elsie Gabriel

    The Six Sigma Environmentalists - The Dabbawala’s of Mumbai. By Elsie Gabriel   “Six Sigma is a quality program that, when all is said and done, improves your customer’s experience, lowers your costs, and builds better leaders." — Jack Welch Believe it or not, the humble Dabbawala’s of Mumbai who are mostly semi literate people from the Warkari tribe from rural Maharashtra are a six sigma certified organization, running the lunch box delivery business for over 125 years. So, what is the Six Sigma you may ask? The Six Sigma is…continue reading →
Leela Mumbai Green Oasis! “Bringing the world closer, with one review at a time”, Holiday IQ by Elsie Gabriel

Leela Mumbai Green Oasis! “Bringing the world closer, with one review at a time”, Holiday IQ by Elsie Gabriel

    Rapid increasing interest in the travel world by people all over the world, brought Holiday.IQ to get a handful of hardcore travelers and vacation writers together, on a discussion ‘journey’ over luncheon at the LEELAS Mumbai. HolidayIQ.com is an online travel information portal supported by firsthand comments and reviews from travelers all over the world.   Yes, believe it or not they get over millions views a day, real, organic and true stories, in your face kinds which mince no words. I can tell you that if you simply download the…continue reading →