Category: Travel

+ Debbie Rogers and Ishita B Saha on a food tour with Frying Pan Adventures

An Indian food tour in Old Dubai with Frying Pan Adventures

A delicious way to discover one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods of Old Dubai – Meena Bazaar, is to book into the 4-hour long ‘Little India on a plate’ food tour with Frying Pan Adventures. It’s getting to connect to the essence of old neighbourhoods holding its head high amidst the new urban landscape of 2020, which in itself, is a story that needed to be told and celebrated. What do you think?

+ Iranian dhows in Dubai creekside

Bur Dubai | My favourite food memories from Old Dubai – Part 1

Chalking out my favourite food memories from the neighbourhood trio of Bur Dubai, Karama and Oudh Metha in a three-part blogpost … digging into a two decade long delicious list!

+ Srilankan Lamprais cooked at home

For the love of Lamprais… and Srilanka

Cooking Srilankan Lamprais at home… what a delicious and elaborate tribute to the country where we set up our first home – Srilanka! On the day of Guru Purnima when one pays homage to their gurus or teachers, I wanted to pay homage to a country that has taught me a lot – Srilanka! I cooked Lamprais and Deviled Prawns at home, both very … Read More For the love of Lamprais… and Srilanka

+ Chicken machboos at the cultural lunch at SMCCU

Dubai Creekside, Al Fahidi and a cultural lunch at SMCCU

Despite Dubai’s changing landscape, the historic district of Al Shidagha, the traditional Textile Souq along the Bur Dubai side of the creek, the continuing Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood (formerly Bastakiya), the Spice Souq and Gold Souq across the creek in the Deira side… all these places have managed to retained their original charm and sanctity. Bukhoor or Bakhoor, scented bricks soaked in fragrant oils … Read More Dubai Creekside, Al Fahidi and a cultural lunch at SMCCU

+ Acharuli, the boat shaped Georgian cheese-bread or Khachapuri

Acharuli – Making the boat shaped Georgian Khachapuri at home

Making Acharuli, the stunning boat shaped Khachapuri or Georgian cheese-bread at home was highly thrilling. They turned out exactly how we had tasted them on our trip to Georgia.

+ Birgu, also known as Città Vittoriosa

Malta | Smitten by the medieval Birgu

Birgu comprised of the last part of my Malta itinerary and I was already smitten by yellow limestone forts, grand harbours and azure blue waters that characterised the Maltese landscape. Birgu, also known by its title Città Vittoriosa, is an old fortified city on the south side of the Grand Harbour in the South Eastern Region of Malta. It served as the capital city … Read More Malta | Smitten by the medieval Birgu

+ Island of Gozo in Malta

Malta | Sailing into the beautiful island of Gozo

The beautiful island of Gozo awaited our arrival and we sailed amidst the scenic blue Mediterranean with the cool sea breeze sweeping across my cheeks. The third day of our Malta itinerary (here’s my first Malta post on the fortified cities Valletta and Mdina) comprised of a day trip to Gozo, the second largest island after the main island of Malta. Unlike its sister … Read More Malta | Sailing into the beautiful island of Gozo

+ Traffic in Valletta

Malta | Exploring the fortified cities of Mdina and Valletta

The island basked in more than 7,000 years of history, abundant sunshine, dollops of warm sea breeze and vitamin sea all around.  Fortified cities, picturesque coastlines, pretty harbours in an azure Mediterranean surrounding thronged by fishing and leisure boats alike, Malta is regal and stunning. There’s more to this tiny island-archipelago than just picturesque locales in movies like Gladiator, Troy, Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt’s film … Read More Malta | Exploring the fortified cities of Mdina and Valletta