Category: Travel

+ 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

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There’s more to Agra than Taj Mahal – for instance, eating

Exploring Agra beyond the Taj Mahal for us would obviously involve eating! Can you believe that there is Chaat Gali, an alley dedicated to Indian street food like chaats, panipuris, rabri, faluda and many more. And of course, there is Mughlai food!

+ Prakash Kulfi at Aminabad

What we ate in Lucknow – and still dreaming of

Exploring Lucknow through eating – namely its kababs and biryanis. While the list is long, Idrees Biryani and Tunday Kababi was top on our list of eateries.

+ A curated menu at Bab al Bahr terrace in Ajman Saray

An epicurean weekend escape in the UAE

If you are looking for an epicurean weekend escape in the UAE, this itinerary created by Foodiva and The Luxury Collection is just for you. Different locales, with a menu inspired by the local flavours of each region, its definitely a treat for a foodie connoisseur.

+ Kogel-Mogel, a traditional dessert with seasonal fruits baked in egg yolk and sugar

Farmers’ Market, Picnic in Krakow and a Kogel Mogel recipe

Our nine-days long Poland trip was packed and our initiation to Polish food was in Krakow. Here’s a special Kogel Mogel recipe with seasonal fruits and a visit to the farmers’ market and a community picnic in Krakow. Krakow is known as a historic city and it will soon be on the global map of gastronomy and a must-visit for all foodies!

+ Khinkali, the Georgian dumpling

Kavtaradzes’ Khinkali in Pasanauri | Our best food memories in Georgia until now

When we stopped for lunch by the roadside family style restaurant Kavtaradzes’ Khinkali in Pasanauri, we were half way through our family vacation in Georgia. I hadn’t planned this particular day to kickstart my Georgian sojourn in my blog. But there wasn’t any other way – as this lunch was the most memorable and inspiring meal amongst all our meals in Georgia – and trust me, each meal in this trip had been a supremely memorable one!

Dacres Lane | Introducing Kolkata street food in BBC Travel Show UK

I introduce #Kolkata street food to Benjamin Zand for the BBC Travel Show. We had the signature pauruti-stew-ghugni and also the khuchuri combo at the famous Chittoda’s restaurant ~ an eating hole in the office district which boasts of a few regular diners who have been visiting the place for the last 40 years!

+ Travelling Green

Travelling Green | Also With Kids!

“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!