Bhutan has always been charging a hefty Sustainability Fee for the non-SAARC nations. So tourists from most countries were paying US$ 250 per person per day as a flat fee for a package of transport, guide, 3 star level accomodation and meals. For any upgrade from these services, one had to further shell out more. … Continue reading WILL BHUTAN BE THE LAST SHANGRI-LA?
Like all mountain people who live in difficult terrains, Ylva Sarri has a perpetual, glowing serenity on her face and her eyes have a twinkle that reflects the purity of nature she is surrounded with. She is very soft spoken but her straight frame beneath the beautiful ethnic Sami clothes tells you that she could … Continue reading These indigenous people have been here for 9000 years!
Last week we had an important conference-call with the Asia head of a luxury brand of hotels. The connection was a bit dodgy. I already knew why. I also knew that this call was important to him and I appreciated that. How did I know? That morning I saw pictures of him holidaying with his … Continue reading Is Facebook the new Linked-In?
As you drive around the Cycladic island of Mykonos, probably intent on looking for the next beach hotspot, and happen to look up at the white houses of the random villages, you will notice unique looking squarish constructions. If you look more closely, you will see that these are not inhabited but are beautifully decorated. … Continue reading Of Dovecotes and Windmills…
Even the most hardened of frequent fliers get queasy landing at this airport consisting of a narrow runway that is less than 2 kms long flanked by a longish, pagoda roofed, green terminal buildings on one side and a gentle river on the other. The serenity of Bhutan awaits you after you land, but before … Continue reading Why is this airport considered the most dangerous in the world?
The Game of Thrones is shot here and it’s giving Ibiza a serious run for it’s money! Like that wasn’t reason enough, we’re giving you 10 sights that will get your bags packing and tickets ready to this exotic land of Croatia. Postcard perfect waterfalls https://www.instagram.com/p/BF3IFuarkJc/ The disciplined sheep https://www.instagram.com/p/BFzaWjUKJ-C/ Water so clear, … Continue reading 10 Croatian sights that will give you wanderlust
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
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