Category: Abroad

Things to do around Sharjah

A love affair with Sharjah had already commenced and there was too much to see, marvel at and be awed of in this Emirate. In the days that followed, daily excursions near…
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Reasons to Visit Hong Kong this Summer

In May 2012, I had a chance to visit Hong Kong. Sadly, it coincided with the start of my career in advertising and I had to give it a miss.…
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To Sharjah With Love

Dear Sharjah, I first visited you when I was barely 2 years old. There was absolutely no memory of you except the thrill of going up and down on your…
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Sharjah Festival Of Lights: UAE’s own Arabian nights

It was nearing dusk and the Al Noor mosque in Sharjah was steadily being filled with people. The sounds of the evening Namaaz filled the air and the waters of…
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Vegetarian food in Myanmar: A complete survival guide

Theplas: check Ready to eats: check Packaged food : check SOS words: check I was a vegetarian traveling to Myanmar: a country predominately consuming non vegetarian fare. Throughly acquainted with the menu…
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Bagan : Of sunrises and sunsets

5.30 am:  Bagan standard time I pant as I climb the massive steps of the Shwesandaw Pagoda in a jiffy. I was here yesterday. But today was different. I scramble…
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Reasons to love Myanmar

The clouds cleared as I peered outside the plane window, revealing patches of green. Golden stupas stand tall, scattered intermittently in the green mesh. I have travelled to Myanmar in a…
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San Gimignano : where fairy tales come alive

As the bus whizzes past lush green vineyards across the Tuscan countryside, I cannot help but marvel. Low hanging clouds as if kissing the lopsided hills and vineyards scattered as…
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Bhutan diaries: happiness in smiles, sports and songs.

In my quest for happiness in Bhutan, I encountered innocence. I didn't quite go looking for it, I happened to bump into it. Where? Amidst a playful pandemonium, it blossomed…
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