Third time lucky!!

Yesterday we reached Thiruvananthapuram around 1.30 pm and took a taxi to our hotel, Swades My Home. The first thing that struck us was, Thiruvananthapuram seemed to be in some sort of time wrap … the roads were barely two lane and lots of potholes dotted the entire distance. Our driver gamely told us, the … Read more Third time lucky!!

Schengen Visa Drama !

July 31, 2019 This year our decision to revisit Europe for our September travel was taken very late. We also were very confident that we will get the Schengen Visa as we had gotten it last year as well. The first set of tickets I booked were for a round trip to Vienna from Hyderabad … Read more Schengen Visa Drama !

Postcards from the 13th trip … Gurgaon to Hyderabad

We have done this trip a dozen times before today :):). Crazy? Yes. Normal is boring. Krishnan and I love to drive and long distance trips are very dear to us. Today we are on our way to Hyderabad. Our 12th trip on this route was on June 8th last year … the day my … Read more Postcards from the 13th trip … Gurgaon to Hyderabad

“Delight” delivered at Hyatt Regency, Lucknow

The day we checked-in I was fuming because someone told us to park the car in the basement and take the elevator to reach the lobby. Amma was with me and Krishnan was at the lobby. I got parking only on the 3rd basement. When Amma and I got out of the car and looked … Read more “Delight” delivered at Hyatt Regency, Lucknow

Are you wearing a straitjacket?

Sept 23, 2016 Mixay Paradise hotel, Vientiane, Laos Last night was again an unpleasant one… The one major gift that I inherited from my mother is the ability to sleep soundly at night. I don’t need the afternoon nap unless I have exercised too much or when I have nothing to do, because I sleep … Read more Are you wearing a straitjacket?

Enchanting TamilNadu, Dis-Enchanting TTDC 

I thought since HPTDC was so good, TTDC would outdo them… After all TamilNadu is  the most urbanised state in India !! Krishnan was a little apprehensive but I still went ahead. Booked the TTDC hotel in Cutrallam, for two nights. We reached late in the afternoon on the 15th and the roads were so … Read more Enchanting TamilNadu, Dis-Enchanting TTDC 

Grand views and grander service ! 

Please see this picture and you will recognize Krishnan in the Wharton T.Shirt. The other person that you may not recognize is Sanjeev and he works at the Hotel Grand View, Dalhousie.     Sanjeev redefined service for us. He was always available and went way over and above expectations. As soon as the luggage was … Read more Grand views and grander service ! 

Postcards from Hamirpur

Dates we were in Hamirpur – April 16 to 19 Hotel – Hotel Hamir, an HPTDC property. The rooms are large, much larger than the Lake View, Bilaspur. There is a refrigerator in the room but no kettle. They first tried giving just a mattress as the third bed for mom, then Krishnan went and … Read more Postcards from Hamirpur