On my way to Delhi early this year, I decided to extend my transit in Dubai and make a long weekend of it. After all Dubai is a fascinating city where everything is glossy and tall. Not to mention the amazing nearby islands popping up from the Persian Gulf. My family arrived at Dubai International Airport early in the evening and we enjoyed a restful night at the hotel.
Who does not want to watch the world from atop the tallest building of the world?
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On our trip to the famed Angkor Archeological Park in Siem Reap, Cambodia, we left with more than just fabulous photographs of the ancient temples. The warm and hardworking locals gave us a good and lasting impression of the Cambodian peoples.
This is the sixth time that I have been to Sri Lanka. In this December trip, I easily relaxed into the laid-back tropical atmosphere. My most memorable moments are visiting the tea plantation, watching the fishermen on the poles along the shore and the best of all elephant safari.
The peninsula of Malaysia was a major stop on the ancient spice route, attracting traders and explorers from east and west. Malaysia has absorbed influences of the indigenous Malays, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and British traders to create a rich culture and culinary heritage. The current population consists of Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous people all in one place. Breakfast in the UNESCO listed world heritage city of Georgetown, lunch in Kuala Lumpur and sleep in the Borneo rainforest by nightfall?
This year I checked off Angkor from my bucket-list. Frankly, this most important archaeological site in southeast Asia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site is truly impressive. I wandered through the majestic towers, watched both the sunrise and sunset at the temples.
If you are planning a trip to Angkor, I am sharing some Do’s and Don’ts for a memorable time.
With magnificent natural beauty and a unique cultural melting pot, Malaysia is a fascinating Southeast Asian destination. After traveling to Malaysia for many years, we’ve come across many great experiences in great food, lush jungles, scenic tea plantations and mosaic of cultures from many different...
With lots of everything from stunning landscapes to fascinating history, epic cuisine and pulsating energy, Vietnam is a feast for the senses and dazzles you from all angles. Peaceful paddy fields give way to frenetic urban centers like Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Hanoi....
The mystical country of Laos serves up rustic vibes, a spiritual atmosphere, lush tropical jungles, the mighty Mekong River and emerald green countryside. In this mountainous country, water cascades down rocks and cliffs into spectacular waterfalls. While some of the best waterfalls are in Luang...
When water transport played an important role in daily life Thailand offers a wonderful opportunity for the ultimate food crawl. No trip is complete without a visit to one of the 5 best floating markets in Thailand. It's definitely an experience that reaches new heights. Seafood...
One of my favorite travel activities is to take a cooking lessons during the trip. Have you noticed the subtle differences between curries from different countries such as Thailand, Malaysia and India? Not to mention the variations in color and taste in the palette of red, yellow, white and green curries? How about the difference among rice dishes from Italy, Spain, China and Vietnam? You can learn by watching cooking shows on TV and reading cook books. But there is nothing like learning cooking from a local expert!
Here are my top five reasons why you should don an apron and roll up your sleeves on your next trip.