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Eraeliya Villas & Gardens: A Hidden Oasis in the South of Sri Lanka

Eraeliya Villas & Gardens: A Hidden Oasis in the South of Sri Lanka

Last week, we were invited to Eraeliya Villas & Gardens by the curator, lovely Anna Egorkina for a fun, casual photoshoot. This trip turned out to be the perfect post-lockdown getaway for both me and Nathan. This tranquil accommodation in Weligama is one of the […]

Books You Should Read Before Visiting These Asian Countries

Books You Should Read Before Visiting These Asian Countries

Reading a book about the country/destination before I travel is one of my favorite pre-travel activities. Sometimes, I read while traveling. Other times, it’s after my trip so I can explore more about the destination I just visited through a book. Travel writing is insanely […]

The tamarind tree

The tamarind tree

In the evening, the vibrant village sky is layered in the colours of my artist’s palette. My artist palette is an old saucer with a vegetable drawing printed in it. It was part of the porcelain dinner set my father got as a gift when […]

These Are the Best Food Experiences in Asia – Part Two

These Are the Best Food Experiences in Asia – Part Two

Culinary travel is one of the best ways to unravel a country’s culture and unique traditions. Food experiences like cooking classes with locals, homestay meals, food tours and market tours offer a glimpse into the culinary landscape of a new destination. We asked travel bloggers […]

Over a cup of chai

Over a cup of chai

It was late September. The summer sun rose early in Guwahati. Sahid bought me a cup of chai. The little glass held a wonderful fresh aroma of new chai patha—or, tea leaves. I sipped once, not knowing that it was the beginning of a beautiful […]

These Are the Best Food Experiences in Asia – Part One

These Are the Best Food Experiences in Asia – Part One

Food connects people, opens up conversations and builds friendships. When we travel, we love joining a cooking class or a food tour to learn about the culinary traditions of a new destination. While it allows us to taste local cuisines, it also teaches us many […]

These Are the Most Unexpected Questions Being Asked at the Immigration

These Are the Most Unexpected Questions Being Asked at the Immigration

We all have those unexpected, funny, weird and memorable experiences at the immigation desk, usually in a new destination in a foreign country. Last September, I was visiting India for the third time on a new evisa. I arrived at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) […]

Tea Stories from Around the World: Where Tea Is More Than a Drink

Tea Stories from Around the World: Where Tea Is More Than a Drink

Coming from the beautiful island of Sri Lanka, not a day passes without a cup of piping hot tea in our lives. Nathan loves his tea with a little milk, while I am a huge fan of Indian masala chai (tea) where tea leaves are […]

Breakfast in Sri Lanka: Island’s Favorite Dishes

Breakfast in Sri Lanka: Island’s Favorite Dishes

I remember in the initial days of our relationship, we decided to have a breakfast date. Not brunch. Not late breakfast. Just a real morning breakfast. We went to one of the few places in Colombo having early breakfasts and that was a hearty meal. […]

A New Home, Wild Bears and Smiles on the Road: Stories from India’s North East

A New Home, Wild Bears and Smiles on the Road: Stories from India’s North East

Yesterday, my Khasi friend Jonathan checked in to see if I was fine. It turned out that he’s actually enjoying his quarantine days. He wakes up and goes fishing. For Khasis, fishing is their ultimate hobby. Jonathan—or, Jona, as we call him, lives in Shnongpdeng, […]

To Kolkata, With Love—Conversations Over Breakfast

To Kolkata, With Love—Conversations Over Breakfast

6 AM. It was mid-January. I remember getting off the train at Howrah. It bustled with sounds. I remember manoeuvring past railway platforms lined with passengers in their deep sleep. They were overnight wanderers waiting for their morning train. Perhaps, late arrivers catching some sleep. […]

Tropical Fruits You Can Find in Sri Lanka

Tropical Fruits You Can Find in Sri Lanka

Recently, we were passing by the makeshift stalls covered by piles and piles of rambutan, mangosteen and duriyan on Havelock Road, and wondered why we haven’t written anything about the glorious amount of tropical fruit available in our island. So here we are, writing about […]