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24 Hours Exploring Lisbon’s Maritime Past and Tram 28

It’s one of the oldest cities in Europe and predates London, Rome and Paris.     Let me share a brief insight into one of my favourite cities.  It’s...
Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat

Day 1 – 6 April 2011 – Slumdog Millionaire, Rickshaws and Spicy Paneers

  Updated October 2021 After all of the planning and hype and nearly 24 hours flying, Rhys and I were finally in the city that Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire propelled to world fame.  But in the...

Bangkok- An Insider’s Guide

I recently spent two days, as a stop-over, in Bangkok. I won’t say it’s one of my favourite cities I’ve ever visited. But it’s certainly not the worst either. In my opinion, it’s not over-flowing...

The Gold Coast: A mecca for adrenalin rush & super-heroes

Australia’s Gold Coast boasts an endless playground for families and has become a mecca for theme-park addicts.  If you’re looking to brave some of the world’s tallest & fastest rides, interact with nature’s finest...
Singapore

Singapore Travel Guide: An Insider’s Introduction

Singapore, the Lion City, can boast many superlatives: safest, cleanest, greenest.  It introduced the world's first night-safari park, is home to Asia’s largest bird park, and has the world's biggest rooftop infinity...
Discover our Second Sin in Delhi

Day 3 – 8 April 2011 – Discover our Second Sin in Delhi

Updated October 2021 We left Mumbai today for India’s capital, Delhi, on an internal flight with IndiGo.  I have to say that I was impressed with Mumbai’s Domestic Terminal. We were warmly greeted with friendly smiles...

Madrid: A Harmonious Marriage of Classical and Contemporary Beauty

What's the Allure? Although considered to be a fairly young capital city by European standards, Madrid has proudly held its prestigious position in Spain since the mid 16th century. Since its inception in 1561, this...
Sky Tower, Auckland, New Zealand

10 Of My Favourite Bars and Restaurants With Stunning Views

Updated: September 2021 What could be more elegant than sipping cocktails on a roof-top bar?  Or dining in a restaurant that has the most amazing killer views? Whether you're perched, eagle like, above a neon-lit city;...
Portugal The Travel Dude

Portugal’s rich culinary history: Smoke filled eyes, emergency 112 calls and dentists

Kicking off your shoes and feeling the sand between your toes on some of Portugal’s finest golden beaches is an unforgettable experience. But you can work up quite an appetite!  Fortunately, the Algarve boasts some...

Day 12- 17 April 2011 – Match Day

Updated October 2021 Manish, our host from Friday’s meeting, had agreed to take us sightseeing today but our plans were significantly disrupted due to the death of Jaipur’s last maharaja, Bhawani Singh, who was 80. The...