Feb 252017
 
desi Traveler Explores Chinatown Singapore

Beyond Top 10 Things to do in Chinatown Singapore Smug that I am prepared to explore & experience Chinatown Singapore, after reading a few blog posts suggesting “Top 10 Things to do & See in Chinatown Singapore”, I trotted to the colorful Chinatown in Singapore with Mr. Know IT All Swag. Wrong! Wrong! Wrong. “Arrogance is the Achilles’ heel of a Traveler”, I  mumble to myself and decide to go with the flow. The energy, the sounds, the smells the vibes & smiles overtake my senses and I am like a well a ” Tourist in Chinatown ” With no [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 162016
 
The Ancient Barbecue - Banta Gola Festival

desi Street Food – Banta Gola Festival At The Ancient Barbecue Now you must be wondering when did I start going to food festivals and writing food critique ? Well, note again dear reader, note the rustic, rugged, 4 letter word that forms the headline of this post just above this paragraph. Yes, you got it that rustic, rugged word is ” desi ” which got my attention when I received an invitation to check out the desi Street Food Festival . The moment I read my favorite 4 letter word, I was interested in checking it out. Then started [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 072015
 
Top 10 Singapore Food Experiences For All Budgets and Tastes

Discovering The  Top 10 Food Experiences In Singapore A modern world city like Singapore automatically attracts visitors from around the world both for business as well as tourism and offers  lots of shopping and food choices.  A city buzzing with global voices is bound to be a hub of world cuisine and Singapore offers you every cuisine under the sun from desi Aloo Parathas to Japanese Sushi, Chinese Street Food to Mexican Tapas. From nano technology fuelled molecular gastronomy to Chinese street food and faux meat for vegetarian we tried everything during our visit to Singapore. To be honest I was [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 152015
 
Ramadan Food Festival Bazaar Singapore

desi goes to Masjid Sultan for Ramadan Food Festival in Singapore As I mentioned in my earlier post, Singapore is one of the few culturally and religiously diverse countries that are peaceful and safe for travelers and locals alike. When I was in Singapore the world was observing the holy month of Ramadan or Ramazan as we call it in the Indian subcontinent. Suggested Reading Shopping in Singapore Those of you who are familiar with Islam will know that Ramadan is the holy month of fasting and praying for purification of body mind and soul. Devout Muslims fast during the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 092015
 
A Volkswagen Kombi in Koh Samui

Hippie Trail and a restored Volkswagen Kombi Chalo lets us continue our love affair with nostalgia, this time from remembering old scooters let us go the Volkswagen Kombi, that literally carried a whole generation from Europe and beyond all the way to Kathmandu via countries like Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan, crossing into Pakistan and then India. A whole subculture of Hippies developed in isolated pockets like Goa, Manali, Chitral and Kathmandu etc. Not just in Hollywood and Europe there were movies dedicated to the same even in India with Dev Anand and Zeenat Aman playing brother and sister in Hare [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 102014
 
Top 10 things  I did in Amazing Thailand and you could too

First blog post from recent trip to Koh Samui, Ayutthaya and Bangkok in Amazing Thailand   Amazing Thailand is a very special place for me as it was here that me and Missus traveled first time out of India on our honeymoon, many moons ago.  In all these years many things have changed in Thailand from a traveler’s perspective, mostly for better. Recently I was in Thailand once again though all alone this time on  invitation of Tourism Authority of Thailand. While I work on thousands of pictures that I clicked though mobile as well as my DSLR, let [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]