Miscellaneous · Travel

Four ‘must visit’ museums in Doha, Qatar

An interesting mix of the contemporary and the conventional, Doha, the capital of Qatar is a city that dons many hats.  With a spectacular skyline that houses some of the most swashbuckling buildings, Doha is as much a city of modern skyscrapers as it is of traditional souqs.   With plenty to see and do, Doha offers several… Continue reading Four ‘must visit’ museums in Doha, Qatar

Miscellaneous · Travel

Qatar: of pearling centres, fishing villages, camel racing and ghost towns

On a recent visit to Qatar, the glitz, glamour and sheer razzmatazz of the capital city, Doha had me amazed.  An epitome of modernity, it is a city of rapid development on its way to achieve new heights of urbanization.  But a look at the history of the country reveals that it was traditionally known… Continue reading Qatar: of pearling centres, fishing villages, camel racing and ghost towns

Miscellaneous · Travel

Falcons, Falconry and Falcon souq – a unique experience in Doha, Qatar

On my recent visit to Qatar, I learnt that falcons and falconry was and still is an integral part of Qatar’s traditional culutre and lifestyle.  One of the most beautiful birds of prey and one of the fastest in the sky, the Falcon is revered and loved in Qatar. Also viewed as a status symbol… Continue reading Falcons, Falconry and Falcon souq – a unique experience in Doha, Qatar

Tamil Nadu · Travel

Photo essay: Nilgiri mountain railway: toy train from Coonor to Ooty

Trains and train journeys often get me all nostalgic with fond memories of my childhood days. A train journey from Hyderabad to our home town, Banglaore was a ‘regular feature’ and a ritual we followed during summer vacations. It was something my sister and me always looked forward to, not to mention the fights we… Continue reading Photo essay: Nilgiri mountain railway: toy train from Coonor to Ooty

Karnataka · Travel

Photo essay: Bengaluru flower market, K R Market

As mentioned in my previous posts, visiting flower markets in any city is my favourite and always on my ‘to do’ list.  Last month, I decided to visit the flower market in namma Bangalore, as it was quite sometime since I visited last.  Well, I was in for a pleasant surprise as the market had… Continue reading Photo essay: Bengaluru flower market, K R Market

Miscellaneous · Travel

24 Hours in Queenstown: New Zealand’s Party Capital

There is a lot going on in New Zealand, especially in Queenstown, where the fun never seems to stop. Not only is it known as the adventure capital of the world, but it is also one of the world’s best party towns, according to 1Cover. With so much going on, it can be a bit… Continue reading 24 Hours in Queenstown: New Zealand’s Party Capital

Travel · United States

Big Cat Rescue, Tampa: the fascinating world of Felines

Lynx, servals, savannah cats, bobcats, lions, tigers and more.  These are just some of the animals you can expect to see at the Big Cat Rescue sanctuary in Tampa, Florida.  With over 100 felines, the centre is the world’s largest accredited sanctuary dedicated to big cats.  What makes Big Cat Rescue unique is that it… Continue reading Big Cat Rescue, Tampa: the fascinating world of Felines

Kerala · Travel

#HolidayDifferently with Sterling: 5 unique experiences with Sterling Wayanad

While I have been to Wayanad twice before, this time was certainly a bit more special for I had a chance to do things what I like the most.   As mentioned several times earlier, travel for me means not only sightseeing but also being able to experience the place from unique perspectives, whether it is… Continue reading #HolidayDifferently with Sterling: 5 unique experiences with Sterling Wayanad

Kerala · Reviews · Travel

Sterling Wayanad: of flora, fun, fascinating moments and fond memories

If you are looking for a quick weekend getaway from Bangalore that encompasses a multitude of experiences, a break at the beautiful Sterling Wayanad could well be your answer.  Read on to find out why. Ideal Location Situated just about 270 km from Bangalore and easily accessible by a scenic drive, Sterling Wayanad is located… Continue reading Sterling Wayanad: of flora, fun, fascinating moments and fond memories

Karnataka · Travel

The basket makers of Bangalore: weaving a livelihood through generations

For those of you well versed with Bangalore and its famous K R road, the sight of a several basket makers and their humble ‘stores’ a little off the pavement is a familiar one.  Sitting on the pavement, weaving baskets, mats and the like, an entire line of them can be found as you reach… Continue reading The basket makers of Bangalore: weaving a livelihood through generations