things-to-do

Top 12 things to do in West Sumatra

There is more to Indonesia than just Jakarta, Bali and Komodo! There are islands and islands and there are diverse cultures but united by a country, Indonesia. West Sumatra, third largest of the ten provinces of Sumatra, the largest Island of Indonesia is also known as the land of Minangkabau.

west sumatra clock tower bukit-tinggi

In ancient times Sumatra (Sumatera) was called Swarna Dwipa, Sanskrit for Island of Gold and sometimes Swarna Bhumi (Land of Gold), owing to the fact that there were a lot of gold deposits in this region. Later it was called Samudra Pasai, a kingdom in North of the Island. Again, a Sanskrit word where Samudra means Sea.

Come Summer, go to Hong Kong!

I remember the time when we used to travel with our kid in tow. He neither enjoyed the intricate Sistine chapel paintings in the Vatican nor did he marvel at the famous Mona Lisa. These attractions are for grownups only.

Harbour City, Hong Kong at night, a panorama

Hong Kong at night, a panorama

We know that when we travel with kids we would have to balance. So, when we travelled to Hong Kong earlier, we made it a point to find out about things that would be interesting as a wholesome vacation for the family. So we present here, the specially curated things-to-do in Hong Kong as a family.

Top 15 Things You Must Do in Mauritius

After my two visits to Mauritius, I maintain, Mauritius is one of those few places in the world you can fall in love with immediately… even before landing. Mark Twain called it “paradise”, and Joseph Conrad “a pearl”. It is a beautiful island country, known for its white beaches and pristine waters. Each side of the island has a different landscape.

Mauritius, it’s a pleasure!

What makes it a pleasure is

Getting lost in Harbour City!

Have you ever got lost in a mall? How about spending a couple of days or weeks or even months in a mall, without seeing the outside world. Something akin to The Terminal movie but in a positive way.

Harbour City, Hong Kong at night, a panorama

Hong Kong at night, a panorama

Harbour City in Hong Kong‘s Victoria Harbour area, is such a place. What were originally shipping and cargo docks and warehouses, is now the largest mall in whole of Hong Kong! With hundreds of lifestyle shops, numerous eating places, millions of square feet of property, this is perhaps the biggest ever mall we have ever been to. If you are in the neighbourhood of Tsim Sha Tsui then Harbour City is the place to be in.

If you are looking for a detailed Hong Kong – Macau itinerary, read here.

The whole shopping city,