Homebound Anniversary 2020

Anniversary

This year we celebrated our anniversary (Sept 7) with Pongal, Dadpe Pohe and Home made Vegan ice cream at home.

Coffee from Bolaven Plateau – Laos

While rummaging through the grocery drawer, I found a few packets of this Arabica coffee powder that the hotel in Luang Prabang, Laos had gifted us. For some reason, I had not opened them at all. Just seeing them brought back all the memories of the nice vacation in Laos in 2016. Do read about … Read more Coffee from Bolaven Plateau – Laos

Day 30 – Budapest to Vienna … and back home

Sept 30, 2019 – Budapest, Hungary and Vienna, Austria We had to take the 9 am RejioJet bus from the Kelenfold station to get back to Vienna. We decided to take a Bolt taxi rather than use the metro. We got out early by 7.30 a.m and booked a Bolt taxi. The taxi took a … Read more Day 30 – Budapest to Vienna … and back home

Expensive Lounge lessons

In Aug 2019, we got ourselves an Amex card that came with a free Priority Pass card. I have had an American Express card since 2002 and I will never stop being a customer of Amex as long as I live – they are my benchmark for customer service and I don’t have a single … Read more Expensive Lounge lessons

Day 26 – Finding the man with a fish bowl

Sept 26, 2019 – Vienna, Austria I had bought a body cream jar from “Rituals” the last time we were there. When I took it out to pack, I realised that the lid was cracked. So we decided to complete the packing in the morning and then go over to Mariahilfer street again to the … Read more Day 26 – Finding the man with a fish bowl

Day 22 – LilliputBahn and SchonBrunn Palace

Sept 22, 2019 – Vienna, Austria I woke up really late and totally cross with myself… Guess I got off the wrong side of the bed. I sleepily made Pongal and had a long discussion with Krishnan on what I think he should be doing in the kitchen :):):). Since we had the 24-hour ticket … Read more Day 22 – LilliputBahn and SchonBrunn Palace

Serendipity at Airports !

On Aug 28th, we were at the Delhi airport on our way to Hyderabad. We went to the lounge to eat our lunch after we had spent some time browsing the Hidesign store for a sling bag for me. I liked one bag from their recent collection but decided to buy it after eating lunch. … Read more Serendipity at Airports !

5 countries – one more off the list @ 50

On my list of 50 things to do this year as I turned 50 was visiting 5 countries. We managed to do that during our September trip. Usually we end up spending time in one country or a couple of countries at best, but when we travelled to Europe last year, we realised that we … Read more 5 countries – one more off the list @ 50