February 28, 2020.Reading time 10 minutes.
Tip 6: Excursions Excursions by the cruise line are pricier but offer piece of mind on the logistic front. Everything is arranged from departure to drop off, and at times, some snacks. Check the duration of the excursions as some are six hour long which means you have little or almost no time to explore […]
February 28, 2020.Reading time 9 minutes.
I have travelled to over 45 countries but a rookie cruiser, with two to my record. My first was the Northern Lights aboard the Hurtigruten with mom in 2013. My second was to the southern Caribbean islands with my husband last November. We sailed on the refurbished Britannia ship with P&O Cruises from Barbados to […]
December 30, 2017.Reading time 11 minutes.
Pronounced Kuba, rather than Qba, Cuba breathes the formula of love. Nothing is instant except joy. Disconnected from the world, a visit to Cuba positively persuades you to never give up, to hope, to wander, to trust, to understand, to accept, to live, to love and ultimately, to have joy and to celebrate each day. […]
December 29, 2017.Reading time 15 minutes.
THREE breakfasts in one journey was the first of many events in this memory studded vacation. Our flight from Rio with Copa airlines was around three in the morning, coupled with a two hour transit in Panama, we landed after mid-day in Mexico. Budget wise, this was the most expensive internal flight (USD 898.50 per […]
December 19, 2017.Reading time 10 minutes.
THIS was the most rewarding and beautiful walk to date. I was at the Iguazu National Park to visit the Iguazu Falls, considered one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Las cataratas de Iguazu is also the largest waterfall in the world with a total of two hundred seventy falls and the longest […]
December 15, 2017.Reading time 12 minutes.
I understand it’s been a while since the earlier post….but that was intentional in view of recent events in my beloved Mexico and Cuba. But the show must go on…and nothing should stop you from making that trip there. But first, get your samba groove on and let’s go to Rio – known to locals […]
August 29, 2017.Reading time 10 minutes.
I have no idea why but papa used to say this a lot when we were growing up – something about it being a palindrome and the sequence of characters reads the same backwards and forward. Well, enough about Panama, we were making a plan. Broadly – the route was KL (Dubai) Rio – Mexico […]
August 29, 2017.Reading time 4 minutes.
EIGHT months later and most mornings evolve in a similar dance. I walk towards the kitchen in search of much needed coffee. As my eyes open with each step, it catches glimpses of the pink and teal coloured statue of Christ the Redeemer, mustard yellow signage shouting out ‘I Love Cuba’ resting against the kitchen […]
December 25, 2014.Reading time 5 minutes.
EAT, Pray, Love put Bali back on my travel bucket list. Honestly, it wasn’t the charms of this magical island but the hopes of finding Javier Bardem or his avatar of sorts. I know…very silly but you cannot fault me for being a hopeless romantic. I was thrilled when we planned my girlfriend’s birthday in […]