Reviews

Mar 312017
 
For the love of Motor Sports and its fanatics

For the love of Motor Sports: Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm 2017  In life, we seldom come across such events which keep us on the edge till the very end. When everything is going against the protagonist, we keep our fingers crossed; when he passes through difficulties, we croon a small prayer to give him strength; and finally, when he proves his mettle and comes on the top, we are unable to hide the joy and thrill it brings. In a similar fashion, Maruti Suzuki conducts various Motorsports to feed the passion of car/bike race fanatics starting from Maruti Suzuki Raid [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 062017
 
Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel

desi Traveler stays at Plaza Athenee Bangkok   Bangkok is the most visited city in the world and that leads to opening of a large number of hotels and resorts in the Thai Capital.  But a large number of hotels at every price point also mean that there is cut throat competition in the hotels business in Bangkok. No wonder hotels in Bangkok are always trying to up the game and set new standards for hospitality for both the business and pleasure traveler. In my last visit to Bangkok,  during the Thailand Tourism Festival, I stayed in Plaza Athenee Bangkok, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 202017
 
Bangkok Airways - Asia's Boutique Airline

A desi Review of Bangkok Airways Thailand is a very spread out country from mountains in the north over mainland to hundreds of Tropical Island in the Bay of Bengal, the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. Each of these tropical islands is more pristine than the next.  In my last visit to Thailand, I visited Koh Chang in the eastern Thailand. We took a Bangkok Airways flight to Trat, the nearest airport to Koh Chang.  This post is about my experience of flying with Bangkok Airways that take pride in calling itself “Asia’s Boutique Airline”. First let me [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 012017
 
February 2017 Desktop Calendar - Jungle Goddess Of Chikmagalur Forest

Download the February 2017 Desktop Calendar – Mercedes & Jungle Goddess This post is to share the February 2017 desktop calendar for download.  We were exploring the densely wooded hills of Chikmagalur. Before coffee plantations encroached upon forest lands, these hills were home to pristine evergreen jungles home to countless species of flora and fauna. Leave the land alone just for a few years and jungle returns quickly leaving, reclaiming every square inch. I got a first-hand experience of the dense woods of Chikmagalur, on a winding road where the forest canopy was so thick that we had to switch [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 172017
 
Raja Ampat Dive Lodge - A Review By desi Traveler

Raja Ampat Dive Lodge – Comfort In Lap of Nature Indonesia Before I start my series on my experience Raja Ampat Islands, I want to write about Raja Ampat Dive Resort that was our blissful base during our stay in Raja Ampat Islands Papua, Indonesia. You may wonder, what has happened to desi, he is writing about hotels and resorts now? Yes, you are right, I seldom write about the hotels I stay in for I feel there are better platforms that this blog to read about hotel reviews. I do hope to change that and write more often [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 112017
 
Holiday Diaries : Delhi To Shimla Road Trip

Reliving My Childhood On A Road Trip from Delhi To Shimla The best holiday, in my opinion, is a Road Trip with your family. Recently we went on a Road trip from Delhi to Shimla the Queen of hills and summer capital of British Raj in India. When I was in school Shimla, Mussoorie, Darjeeling and Ooty all claimed to be the queen of hills.  For depending on which part of the country you lived they were the favorite summer holiday destination for desi families.  I too have fond memories of visiting Shimla and Mussoorie as a child and also later during [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 232016
 
The Vivo V5  for that Perfect Selfie

Looking for Perfect Selfie? Check out the Vivo V5 Question: What is common between tween queens to grannies in 70, to Cool Dudes hovering in malls to desi Boys in small towns?  The answer is pretty simple: They all love to click and share selfies  Just about 2.5 or 3 Years ago, my phone rang  and a dear friend asked “ Hey Bro, I want to buy a new Cell Phone, which one should I buy? I am looking for a good screen, light weight, and something that can play games, what do you suggest? Not that I am an [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 122016
 
Asus Zenfone 3 “Built for Photography”

A review for Zenfone 3 – A Camera Phone Built for Photography Asus the global electronics giant from Taiwan has launched new frontier products in India at a fast pace. I was eagerly awaiting for their latest addition to the Smartphone market the Asus Zenfone 3 built for photography. So when I received a brand-new handset from Asus to test with a focus on its photographic capabilities, I was more than happy to experiment with the various modes, especially the manual mode on Zenfone 3. What does manual mode on a Phone Camera means to a travel photographer: In [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 032016
 
New Platinum Etios from Toyota India

As an avid traveler and somebody who regularly goes on road trips Cars, are an integral part of my journeys.  So whenever there is a new car in the Indian market I immediately want to check it out. As a traveler and parent who travel with kids, I always look for the following in any new car Safety Comfort Quality Looks Mileage So when I learned about the Brand New Platinum Etios sedan from Toyota I wanted to check her out on the above parameters.  As a parent driving with kids on the great Indian highways, safety is my [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

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Sep 122016
 
The All New Audi A4 Launch at Audi Gurgaon

The Launch of Audi A4 at Audi Gurgaon What is the sign of a booming economy? Well, you can read all those statistics that are printed in pink papers or you can simply check how many new products are being launched in a country. Going by the launch of new cars one can safely say that there is a big market for high-end luxury cars like Audi A4 in India. This weekend I was invited by Audi Gurgaon the flagship dealership of Audi Cars in India for the launch of the all-new Audi A4. The Audi Group, with its [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]