Month: November 2015

A Road Trip through Kerala – Munnar

As we left Kochi airport in our rental car , there was a sense of excitement. Our Kerala adventure was about to begin! We had 7 days to see ‘God’s own country’ and we chose to do a road trip through Munnar , Thekkady and Alleppey. These are the three most popular destinations in Kerala […]


Exploring the excavations of Pompeii

In the year ¬†79 AD , the city of Pompeii near Naples , Italy ,was buried under almost 60 feet of volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Nearly two thousand people died and the city was abandoned and later , forgotten. Around 1700 years later , archaeologists uncovered the buried city , years […]


Sainte Mere Eglise – great food in a small town!

The small town of Sainte Mere Eglise in Normandy is generally where D Day beach tours stop for lunch. It is ¬†famous for being the first town in France to be liberated by the Allies in June ,1944. During our tour of the D Day beaches with Overlord tours , we stopped here too. In […]


A Trip to Kolukkumalai Tea estate – the highest organic tea estate in the world

As we made our way in a Mahindra Commander jeep from Chinnakanal to Kolukkumalai , I commented on the many potholes in the road to our driver. He looked back grinning and said the bad road is yet to come. A few minutes later , I realised what he meant. Kolukkumalai is a small village […]