Category: Responsible Tourism
“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharlal Nehru Travel Green if you want to keep on traveling. I am not an environment expert. This is my green quest (or should I say green surfing over the … Read More Travelling Green | Also With Kids!
This was a day of island hopping. White sandy beaches, crystal clear water, stark green islands echoing with deep humming of crickets, chirping of birds and fish nibbling at my feet, shades of emerald green turning into shades of sapphire blue as one looks into the horizon, spectacular limestone cliffs and rock formations – it was a vision of a dream. Long tail boats … Read More Island Hopping And Then Hong Island… Here I Witnessed God!
Taking a slight detour from the previous food posts of my Thailand trip, this is a breather post so that all the Thai food that I had been talking about in my earlier posts can settle down. Permanently, in my senses! It was the last day of our inspiring stay in Koh Klang island, the small fishing village in the Krabi region of South … Read More Kayaking, Caves, Krabi Sightseeing… And Finally A Thai Spa!
My Mum has just arrived from Kolkata today. And if you think that the next few days of our kitchen lives will be spent smelling Mustard Oil and cooking Bengali food – absolutely not. On the contrary, I’ll be looking out for non-Bengali or non-Indian recipes from all my cookbooks. The good thing about this? I’ll probably be handling a lot of cookbooks that … Read More Anjeer Ki Chutney or Fig Chutney | A Sanjeev Kapoor’s Recipe
The island of Koh Klang, approximately 814 kms away from Bangkok Koh Klang is a small fishing island on the Andaman Sea and is covered by thousands of acres of mangrove forest. Koh means island, Klang means middle and Koh Klang is situated in the middle, just at the mouth of the Krabi river as it opens up into the Andaman Seas. Located in … Read More Koh Klang in Krabi, Thailand | A Photo Essay of An Island Life
We landed in Bangkok in the early morning and were immediately whisked 700 kms away to Krabi, a province on the west coast of southern Thailand. I am part of the Dubai team which, along with two other teams coming from London and Frankfurt, will soon descend upon loudly on this relatively quiet and less touristy province. Apart from me and my fellow Fooderati … Read More Ruen Mai Restaurant In Krabi | A Tantalising First Experience Of Thai Food in Thailand
A restaurant perched on a cliff top, 293m above sea level, each dish served like an artwork and accompanied by ‘Let me explain to you what is this dish Sir/Madam’ – this is Sense on the Edge, which has bagged the Middle East Hotel Awards 2012 for the Best Restaurant. An al-fresco dining on the terrace overlooking the Bay of Oman with the lights … Read More Sense On The Edge @ZighyBay | Slow Life, Sustainable Menu & Fattoush
This is one of those unforgettable holidays for a long time to come. Zighy Bay – tucked away in the Musandam Peninsular in Northernmost part of Sultanate of Oman that juts out into the Strait of Hormuz, at the entrance to the Persian Gulf. It is hidden from the rest of the world by the breathtaking Hajar Mountains. This place is a surprise gift, … Read More Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman | Appealing To More Senses Than Six!
Desert Island Resorts & Spa by Anantara is situated on Sir Ban Yas island, a protected natural reserve. The island itself is pretty alluring and is the largest natural island in the UAE and one of the collection of eight islands that comprise Abu Dhabi’s Desert Islands.
‘We are pleased to accommodate families; however, children under 10 years of age are not permitted in the resort’ – reads Al Maha Resort’s Child Policy. A private sanctuary located in 225 sq kms of the protected Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, the resort almost fits into the environment and is home to many species of animals, birds and flora and fauna. Though the Z-Sisters … Read More Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa | A Twitterati Lunch
We travelled almost 8 hours by car. Meandering and sometimes very dusty, these snaky Himalayan roads run through the mountains and along a few rivers and their tributaries. We stopped several times. For refreshments (read toilet-breaks), clicking pictures, collecting pebbles as mementos from the banks of the Trisuli river, for Mr Driver to freshen up, to visit the Manakamana temple in the Gorkha district, … Read More Machan Paradise View in Chitwan, Nepal – Gift Wrapped & Preserved For Each Tourist!