On my recent visit to London I was overwhelmed by the amount of food that was on sale. Every second store in central London seemed to be a ready-to-eat food store. One could find the same stores repeated every 100 yards or so. Definitely more food than people! The stores, each with a catchy by-line that … Continue reading Eating like a Londoner
The very first time I ever booked a true “boutique” or a “designer hotel” was about 6 years back. The name of the hotel was The 3.14. Yes three point one four – at the French Riviera - Cannes. My client was a 28 year old Indian millionaire with a lot of style, class and … Continue reading Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Quirkiest of them all?
Some places beckon and call you to them, with some you start a love-affair the moment you see them…and then, yet, very strangely, some of them refuse to get out of your mind and they just stay there becoming more and more closer to your heart for no apparent reason. New York beckoned last December. … Continue reading The Central Park loved me!!
Messi, Manchester United, UEFA, Bend it like Beckham,Diego Maradona and Mohan Bagan. There ! That is almost my entire knowledge about Football ; or is it soccer? But i do know that there exists a part of humanity that is totally crazy about the sport and it is like a religion for them. I can … Continue reading The Camp Nou Experience – FCB Barcelona
I am a big breakfast person. When i wake up in a good hotel, the thought that gets me out of bed on a winter morning is the thought of loading up on a good breakfast. The vision of a long breakfast buffet spread for me is one of the closest thing to heaven as … Continue reading Madrid – The Jamon Capitol of the world
Even if your Italian is really poor and you dont know what Via dell Amore means, the Logo for this spectacular sea-side walkway will speak for itself! The general area of Cinque Terra leaves you awe-struck with its raw beauty and earthiness. The colours are so vivid and so stark that you keep needing to … Continue reading The Walk of Love – Via Dell Amore at Cinque Terra, Italy
The rawness of their existence has taught the Masaai people a lot of survival arts. One among them that they themselves rate very high is the Art of Making Fire which comes in handy when they have to run after their cattle that has strayed into the forests and they have to end up staying … Continue reading The Art of Making Fire – by the men of Masaai Mara
There are 52 tribes in Kenya. But beyond doubt, the best known are the Masai people. They have been the most photographed and it helps, perhaps that the best known wildlife plains are named Masai Mara. Whilst, their typical red garb and the starkness of it against the barren backdrops is enough to hold your … Continue reading A very Masai Affair!
Whenever I travel to far off places, I very often feel this sudden urge to enter homes there...just to be a fly on the wall and see whats going on. Just see the locals going on about their home doing their everyday things that they do. I want to go sit with them and ask … Continue reading Cooking Pasta in a Tuscan Country Home – Florence
Most times when we visit important monuments around the world, for some reason we become all serious and get into this mode of " I shall imbibe all the knowledge there is, so what i am not actually enjoying it".. Ofcourse, it is good to know and feel the history, but hey, loosen up! It … Continue reading How to Hold it all up….at Pisa