Jaffna Cuisine at Yarl Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur – Review

Sri Lanka is a diverse island nation, and this diversity is evident not only in their heritage and culture, but in its cuisine as well. During my travels to Sri Lanka a couple of years ago, I enjoyed every moment savouring their food because it was fusion rich of flavours, spices and textures. Blessed with a tropical climate that provides an abundance of coconuts, vegetables, spices and fresh seafood, Sri Lankan cuisine tantalized my taste buds and since then, I’ve been longing to relive that experience in Malaysia. Related Post: Best Places to Visit in Lovable Sri Lanka I had

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Top Places to Visit in South Goa

Goa is one of my favourite states on the west coast of India. After spending much time in the bigger cities in the country where there are massive crowds, vehicles, traffic jams and honking, Goa is a respite from all that congestion and noise. Back in 2014, Goa was a place where I had sought solitude and relaxation at awesome beaches on lovely coastlines amid towering palm trees. Spread over 3,700 square kilometres, Goa is divided into two districts: North Goa and South Goa. I had stayed for four days in South Goa, after which I moved on to the

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Explore the Arts in Minneapolis

When you think of Minneapolis, an image of a freezing cold city in the remote reaches of the Midwest might spring to mind. That might have been the case a long time ago, but today, Minneapolis is an exciting destination that lures visitors to its vibrant art scene. With several art and design schools, world-class museums, contemporary art spaces, galleries bursting with innovative creativity, and public art installations, Minneapolis has something for everyone. It’s no wonder that visitors are flocking to Minneapolis to experience the city’s myriad cultural offerings. Here are some of the top art spaces and galleries you

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First Impressions of Rome: History and Art

My first trip to Europe was in 2008 and the destination was Italy. Rome was the first port of entry and the Eternal City made such an impression on me that, no matter how beautiful the other European cities that I had discovered in subsequent trips, Rome would always be my favourite. Why was Rome my all-time favourite European city? Ancient history: I was surrounded by ancient history everywhere in Rome and I marvelled at their inventions and formidable achievements, for the Roman civilisation was one of the world’s greatest and left a significant impact on today’s architecture, engineering, and politics. Beautiful

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Short Getaway Places Near Kuala Lumpur

Anyone wants to know the destinations to visit in Malaysia, the information given is usually the capital city, Kuala Lumpur (KL), the islands of Penang and Langkawi, the historical city Melaka and the jungles of Borneo in East Malaysia. With the exception of Melaka which is only a two-hour drive from KL, the other places require driving around four to five hours or a flight time of two hours or so. Depending how much time one has in Malaysia, the aforementioned places might not be doable especially if one has only two or three days at hand. However, we, as

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How to Make The Most Out of Travelling in Asia

There is simply no doubt that Asia is the most highly-frequented destination for travellers from all over. With so much on offer in terms of culture, history and excitement – with natural beauty and religious significance on top of that – this is a part of the world everyone deserves to see. If you’re planning on heading to Asia on your travels, be sure to keep the following things in mind to make the most out of your experience. Plan your route in advance One of the best ways to ensure you make the most out of your Asian adventure

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Guide for First-Timers to Whistler, British Columbia

The ultimate vacation resort of Whistler in British Columbia is situated hardly two hours away by road from the coastal city of Vancouver, Canada. With convenient bus connections from the airport, getting to Whistler has never been so easy. I have put together a helpful guide to unlock the perfect vacation for those of us intending to visit this dream destination for the first time. Getting to Whistler As mentioned, this mountain paradise, Whistler is only just a short two-hour drive from Vancouver with the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway making a perfect entry point to this iconic holiday destination. In case

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Ruins and Sarees of Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh

A guest post contribution by Svetlana Baghawan of Maverickbird. In this post, Svetlana shares about her impromptu shopping trail in a historical town of Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh, India – a shopping trip that led her to discover the local (and spooky) legends associated with the town. ***** Have you ever been to a place which is full of ghosts…tragedy, intense drama, desolation, rich heritage, scattered beauty, and yet most overlooked and unkempt? The historical town of Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh in India had all that and it evoked a variety of feelings which ranged from awe, disappointment to downright spooky. Located on

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Here’s What You Should Know About Arctic Cruises

At the mention of the Arctic Circle, one can’t help but imagine icebergs, seals, walruses and polar bears. Most of us learn about the Arctic from books and television from which we understand that it is the coldest and most remote place on earth. No matter how utterly bleak the Arctic is – did you know that there are expedition cruises to the Arctic for travellers? Yes, that’s right. Modern travellers can realise their dreams by going on an expedition cruise to the Arctic which for many of us consider it as a trip of a lifetime. I have always

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Visit Monterey When Travelling to San Francisco

Recently, I watched a travel program on TV that featured Monterey, California, a coastal town situated south of San Francisco. Watching that program brought back a lot of memories of my trip to San Francisco many years ago. I remember that trip being a fantastic two-week vacation covering San Francisco, camping in Yosemite National Park, and a quick getaway to Monterey. Most people make day trips to Monterey, but when I was there, my instincts told me that this laid-back and casual town was also perfect for those wanting to spend a night or two to explore its attractions at a

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