Bandra’s Best

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Bandra is the queen of Mumbai’s suburbs, one of Time Out’s 50 coolest neighborhoods in the World. This is where the stereotypical Indian contrasts meet at its extremes: the opulent and the decaying, the migrant and the nouveau riche, the hip and the traditional; they stand out more starkly than […]

How an introvert can slay solo travel

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So you’re a classic introvert i.e. most times you prefer your own company to that of others. Your energy levels deplete quickly in a crowd. Meeting and talking to strangers does not come naturally to you. You feel awkward with people you don’t know, more so when they’re a lot […]

How to spend 48 hours in Dubrovnik

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A walled city of 60,000 people, Dubrovnik is something out of a fairytale. Unfortunately, everyone seems to know it already, so every place is teeming with tourists, and no low season either these days or so I hear. Dubrovnik was already quite a favorite with the Western Europeans because of […]

12 hours in Mostar

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Mostar looked considerably more decrepit than Sarajevo (Read about my trip to Sarajevo) but it was also more quaint, greener and of course, cheaper. The old town was terribly crowded when we visited—most tourists do a day trip to Mostar, rarely staying over (we did the same, though I’d wanted […]

How to spend 48 hours in Sarajevo

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My new love is for the Balkans. I was forced to start my Eurotrip from Sarajevo because of botched visa dates (Courtesy Italian consulate in Mumbai! Grrr…) and I flew the no-frills FlyDubai (A surprisingly cheap and functional airline) into Sarajevo, but thanks to the initial hiccup (everything happens for […]