Mango trees lined the boundary wall of the resort we had actually booked for the night stop. They were brief trees, laden with green unripe fruit. My three-year-old boy took a look at them in marvel. He cupped his palm around one little mango hanging on a low branch and laughed. Far so excellent, I believed. I had actually been worried about the journey. It was our first journey with the toddler and to complicate matters it was occurring in the middle of the summer heat wave.
Despite the fact that a summer season journey to the hills was a yearly ritual for us before we had our kid, the mere idea of a journey with a child seemed daunting. Having actually had rather difficult airplane and train journeys with him, we were not truly sure if we might pull off a trip. When summer came this particularly hot year, the hills beckoned and we chose to give it a shot. Continue reading “We Aced Toddler Roadway Travel These Holidays, Here’s How”
Chinese cuisine is a favorite with majority of people. This is because of the fact that Chinese foods have amazing tastes and flavors, thanks to the use of varieties of sauces in the different preparations. However, when you visit China, you will see that the ‘Chinese’ dishes which you enjoyed thoroughly in your home country are not available in the country! Basically the ‘Chinese’ food that we are used to is not authentic Chinese. Some variations are made to the cuisine to make it appealing and tempting to the local people in the country.
When you visit China, you should definitely try their authentic cuisine so that you can understand the difference. You can then come back to your country and tell your local Chinese restaurant about the authentic dishes which you enjoyed in China. Here are some of the Chinese dishes with which you are sure to fall in love during your China visit: Continue reading “Foods you should not miss during your China visit”
Even nerdy kids who have never really indulged in extensive television watching or read a lot of novels out of their regular school textbooks have fantasized about the perfect holiday at a perfect hill station. And no points for guessing, from Kashmir to Kasol, India is a treasure trove for idyllic hill stations. Being called a subcontinent in itself, India is not only home to more than many hill stations but boasts of diverse kinds of them.
You can bathe in luxuriousness while enjoying visuals of the snow-clad Himalayas from the gorgeous city of Shimla or you can embark on a challenging trek to Sandakphu through the visually breathtaking route of Manebhanjan. You can also opt for the lush green slopes of Mussourie that turn snow white in December or go to the absolutely spiritual Gangotri glacial, the very spot from where the magnificent Ganga was born. Continue reading “Five Hill-Stations You Must Visit When You Travel to India”
Have you always wanted to visit a city filled with rich history and culture? Have you always wished this city would also offer you the best foods possible? The answer to all your queries is the city of Delhi. The capital of our country, this city has everything; prominent landmarks, beautiful buildings, great people and the best cuisine. The latter is a very and storied part of Delhi, since the time of the Mughal Emperors; the city has been home to the finest chefs who specialize in mixing various dishes. Over time many of these chefs’ descendants decided to open places all over the city, who still serve the same foods, with the same quality.
If you are coming solely for the food, Delhi will not disappoint you. If you are also here to visit places and looking for places worth your photo book or for your Instagram feed, Delhi is also the ideal place. There are many prominent landmarks as well as many places which are off the beaten path and not popular with tourists. Some places worth the visit are: Continue reading “Delhi: A Change of Direction”
Now that we’re in the midst of summer, everyone is gearing up to head outside and hit the road. The summer weather comes with a desire to get out and go somewhere, and there’s no better time for traveling than the summer. However, before you hit the road, you’ll want to make sure that your care can handle the journey. Here’s a quick checklist to go through before you actually hit the road…
Checking the outside of your vehicle
Potential breakdowns can easily be avoided by checking a handful of things on the outside of your vehicle. For example, check that your tires still have good tread and are wearing evenly. Check the pressure, and make any necessary adjustments. Be sure to include your spare in your tire inspection. Changing a flat in the middle of a desert in the middle of the night would not be the high point of your trip, so do what you can to avoid it. Make sure your headlights, taillights, and front and back blinkers are all working properly, so you can be safe and avoid a ticket. Your brakes and windshield wipers should also be inspected to make sure they have enough life left in them for your trip. Continue reading “Getting Your Car Checked Before a Road Trip”