Travel Diaries

Athens Then and Now…

Athens Then and Now…

I have a special love for Greece and all things Greek. Growing up, Greece was never specifically on my radar to visit but back then I was just a simple teenager with a simple goal of seeing the whole wide world. Not in my wildest dreams did I think Greece would be the first country(…)

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Travelling as a Non-Indian Indian in India

Travelling as a Non-Indian Indian in India

I’ve read many blogs about travel in India by non-Indians. I have read a few by NRIs (non resident Indians) or foreign born Indians whose parents or grandparents came from India and still maintain close family ties. But then there is me and others like me. Non-Indian Indians with no ties to the motherland. In my(…)

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Finding My Island…

Finding My Island…

I haven’t written in awhile. That’s not because of laziness. Just me taking some time out to myself and spending some quality time with family before my next few months on the go again living out of a suitcase. I basically hibernated in Trinidad this Winter – a first for me. I survived four months(…)

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MAD’s City Favs – St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

MAD’s City Favs – St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Growing up on a Caribbean island I had no clue about Saint Patrick much less St Patrick’s Day. That all changed when I moved to university in Boston a long time ago. Green is my favourite colour afterall so this had to be my holiday! I’ve never been a big beer drinker either. But over(…)

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MAD About Dubai…with Mom in tow!

MAD About Dubai…with Mom in tow!

Oil may have helped transform this once fishing village into a fast paced world class city on the Persian Gulf but Dubai remains a favourite tourist destination.  Everything in Dubai is so grand and over the top, you can’t help but go “wow” at every turn. It’s like open sesame into this great Arabian wonderland.(…)

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Celebrating Holi in T&T

Celebrating Holi in T&T

I have met many people on my travels who are always surprised that we celebrate Holi in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) on a national level and in grand style too. Holi is a festival known to be widely celebrated in India in all its glory of vibrant coloured powder, dancing and singing and whilst it has(…)

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MAD About Cuba

MAD About Cuba

I was told not to go to Cuba alone as a “girl” so I did the next best thing…took my cousin along even though she was another “girl.” It didn’t take us long to realise we were probably in one of the safest countries in the world, communist and all. Our plan was to spend(…)

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MAD Must Dos – Trinidad de Cuba

MAD Must Dos – Trinidad de Cuba

Trinidad de Cuba seems frozen in time. That was my immediate reaction on arrival. That was also my leaving thought after exploring it for one week. It’s difficult not to fall in love with such an enchanting and unique city especially after experiencing a completely different vibe in energetic Havana. Trinidad is a town in the(…)

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Highlights of Santiago de Cuba

Highlights of Santiago de Cuba

I really had no idea what to expect of Santiago de Cuba, afterall the next biggest city in Cuba is always overshadowed by Havana. So Santiago was going to surprise us – it could only leave a good or a bad impression right? We showed up in Santiago with no plan except a booked casa particular and(…)

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Enchanting Havana

Enchanting Havana

  We spent five days in Havana and it felt like it just wasn’t enough time. Each day drew us into wanting to explore more and more of this magical city. Cuba is known as stepping back into time therefore it is best described in photos. It’s one country you can never tire of taking(…)

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