When I travel on my own, I prefer to stay at local B&Bs or smaller boutique hotels, rather than cookie-cutter commercial hotel chains. It’s one of the reasons I decided to sign up for GranTourismo’s Culinary Tour of Cambodia – because they promised accommodation at local-owned and operated boutique hotels like Templation, in Siem Reap.
A handful of years ago, I spent a rainy 48 hours in picturesque Vienna, the City of Music. Famous for its Imperial palaces, museums, galleries, architecture and monuments; Vienna could be considered a museum in itself.
A melting pot for South-East Asian culture, Singapore is considered by many to be ‘Asia’s Food Capital’. Singaporean food has been greatly influenced by its close neighbour Malaysia, as well as China, India, Indonesia (each with significant sub-cultures of their own) and Singapore’s own Peranakan roots. Its culinary landscape is so diverse, it would be impossible to try and document it all.
Earlier this month, I was invited to stay at the Corbett Riverside Resort in Uttarakhand. This was the first time I’d visited Corbett, and was not sure what to expect until we (two of my friends and myself) got there. After a long journey from Bombay via Delhi, this is what made the trip worth it, and why you should definitely vacation here next:
Florence is an easy city to fall in love with. The pulse of Italy’s heritage and culture is strong and steady here, it being the birthplace of the Renaissance. From gorgeous architecture to thriving outdoor markets, sprawling vineyards and olive gardens, to historic works of art – there’s an incredible amount of things to Eat, See and Do in Florence. Read More
This past October, I had the privilege of making my first trip to Thailand – Bangkok, to be more specific. Having heard so much about both the city and the country as a whole, I wasn’t quite sure where to begin exploring. Top of my To-Do List of course, were Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) and Bangkok’s Grand Palace (also home to the Emerald Buddha). I signed up for a guided tour, only because there’s so much history and culture, that it’s more sensible to have a local guide explain the architecture, heritage and little nuances that may not be otherwise noted in a book or audio guide.