• Asia
  • Underneath the Mango Tree – not your usual resort

    One must be very careful in using the term “resort” to describe Underneath the Mango Tree (UTMT). This boutique luxury hotel located in the tiny town of Dikwella (180 km from Colombo) is anything but your typical resort You realize this from the moment you enter the main lobby when you see the little shop […]

  • Asia
  • Things to do in Ambalangoda

    While most tourists choose to stay in Bentota or Galle in South Sri Lanka, we chose Ambalangoda; a quieter coastal town with a lesser known beach. It was a perfect first stop in our Sri Lanka itinerary. Along with relaxation and beach time, Amabalangoda has a fair bit of things to keep you entertained. Here’s […]

  • Asia
  • Things to do in Singapore

    Singapore ranks among the very top of our “places to visit in your life” list. High-end shopping malls, luxury hotels, fine dining and endless entertainment are well-known, but there are many amazing places to go and things to do in Singapore. There is vibrant history, diverse ethnic communities to discover, along with the attractions. From […]

  • Asia
  • Our first paragliding experience

    As adventure lovers, we were bound to try paragliding sooner or later. On a family trip to Saputara, a small hill station near the border of Maharashtra, opportunity came knocking on our door and we could not resist. We did not even know Saputara had paragliding. Having tried parasailing before, we were very excited at […]

  • Asia
  • Indonesia: a welcome surprise

    Indonesia

    Indonesia was an unlikely addition to our bucket list. It hitched itself on because it happened to be a convenient place to view the total solar eclipse of March 2016. But having booked our tickets to Palembang (from where the eclipse would be visible), we decided to add Borobudur and Bali on the sightseeing list.  […]

  • Destinations
  • 8 bucket list worthy treks

    We love treks. The views, the climb, the air; there’s something exhilarating about it. If you know us, you will know that we also love making lists and ticking them off. We have one travel bucket list which is ever growing, but we thought we should have one specifically for treks! Here is goes. 1. […]

  • Europe
  • Geothermal pools in Iceland that are not the Blue Lagoon

    Geothermal energy is a byproduct of volcanic activity. Bathing in geothermal pools do more than just rejuvenate. They can do wonder to the skin and boost blood circulation; help with respiratory problems and provide pain relief to aching muscles. The blue lagoon is undoubtedly one of the most popular geothermal pool in Iceland. But if […]

  • Destinations
  • 5 things to do in Girona

    The historic city of Girona is the largest city northern Catalonia. Churches, cobbled lanes, medieval walls and only an hour and half drive from Barcelona, Girona is the perfect day trip for history and culture lovers. The river Onyar divides Girona into two parts – the old and the new. The old town -‘Barri Vell’ […]

  • Asia
  • Xi’an Food Tour

    Xi'an food tour

    Xi’an, depending on how you look at the city, it is considered the start or the end of the silk road. What does this mean in terms of food? It means this place has a ridiculous number of influences on their cuisine. This makes Xi’an one of the perfect destinations for a food tour! This […]