Pondicherry: La Petite France of India

Back in the early 2000s, I was at a clinic, waiting to see the doctor. On a side table next to where I was sitting was a pile of newspapers and old magazines. Most of these old magazines are often beauty/fashion or health-related, but on that day, a Condé Nast Traveler magazine was lying there and what looked like a fairly recent edition. I picked up the magazine, flipped through its pages of beautiful travel pictures, and stopped at the Cover Story which was about a former French colony in India called Pondicherry. This was eons ago, therefore I don’t

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Day Trip From Chennai to Kanchipuram

As I’m writing this, myself and fellow Malaysians are forced to stay at home from 17th until 14th April 2020 – our government implemented Movement Control Order (MCO) as a preventive measure to contain the coronavirus pandemic from spreading further in the country. It doesn’t affect me that much as I run my business ventures from home anyway, but ever since the MCO was implemented, my clients have been distracted by such changes, thus work has slowed down considerably. Rather than spending too much time watching Netflix, I thought, this is a perfect time for me to resume writing about

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Five attractions in Florida which will want you to visit the state NOW

Be it the vibrant nightlife, the sun-kissed stretches of pristine sand, or the unique atmosphere, a visit to Florida brings new richness to life that catches the imagination of every holiday goer. The entire coast brims with scenic coastal areas, where the sugary white sands merge with emerald green seas. Apart from the surf and sand, there is high end shopping and tons of outdoor activities that make Florida a hot destination with tourists from every nook and cranny of the globe. So what is it that makes the Sunshine State so special? These five compelling must visit attractions will

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7 Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Melbourne

From 2011 to 2017, Melbourne has topped the list of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Most Liveable Cities in the World for 7 consecutive years. This diverse metropolis is the second largest city in Australia with an affluent middle class earning a median weekly income of AUD 1,542. With such a high standard of living, Melbourne is not exactly at the top of the list in terms of the most affordable places to visit. However, the city may surprise you with its unique attractions that are not just a joy to behold but easy on the pockets as well. You can

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How to go from Manila to Banaue

Banaue is a significant tourist attraction in the Philippines and is located in Ifugao Province. It is well famous for its rice terraces and the scenic mountain views around.  There are about 2,000-year-old rice terraces on the slopes of the mountain. It is something off the beaten path, and the Banaue rice terraces are often referred to as “The 8th World Wonder.” It is already listed on UNESCO Site, and some of the places that you simply should not miss are Batad and Hapao Rice terraces to explore the amazing landscape around the area and other small villages. Banaue is

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3 Unique Travel Experiences in China

A land overflowing with a myriad of unusual sights and exotic wonders, China is one of Asia’s most inspiring holiday playgrounds. China isn’t just another place to casually tick off your travel list – it’s a destination pulsing with vibrant cultures and intriguing secrets, a country where you can stumble upon unique delights that you won’t find anywhere else. And while popular attractions like the Great Wall and the Yangtze River Cruise are truly amazing, sometimes the most unique encounters in China are the ones you won’t find on every other travel itinerary. Here are three of the most special

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4 Destinations to Consider in the USA

The USA remains one of the most-visited countries in the world, and its most famous destinations – from Disneyland to Las Vegas, LA to NYC – need no introduction. But there’s so much to see across this vast and varied country that today we bring you some popular alternatives to the most obvious attractions: Kennedy Space Center Recent years have seen the space program recede somewhat from the public consciousness, but the cosmic successes of America’s astronauts still rank high among those in human history. And, unlike many historic achievements, these journeys into space could well still represent the future

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Travel Bloggers Share: Why I Love Mumbai

The very mention of Mumbai conjures images of relentless crowds, endless streams of commuters, traffic congestion, heat and humidity, and slums. Nothing could be further from the truth. As Mumbai suffers from overpopulation and chronic shortage of space, the city seems to be bursting at its seams. For those living in Mumbai – Mumbaikars – they have to deal with such realities on a daily basis. And just like any Indian in the country, they take all of this in stride. Despite the city’s problems, Mumbaikars seem to have a soft spot for the city. I’ve heard them say, “Mumbai

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Dabbawalas – Mumbai Lunch Delivery Service

The story about Mumbai’s famous lunchbox carriers – dabbawalas – has been around for nearly twenty years. It all began with a Forbes article ‘Fast Food’ by Subrata Chakravarty who gave insights into the men who supply office workers of Mumbai with home-cooked food, a lunch delivery service that has existed for more than a century. The word “dabba” loosely means “lunch box” and dabbawalla translates to lunch delivery man. For six days a week and 51 weeks in a year, an army of 5,000 dabbawalas conducts an average of 260,000 transactions daily. This translates to 130,000 metal tiffins delivered

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Discover Kuala Lumpur – Main Tourist Sights

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, has been my home for nearly twenty years, and I still haven’t fully discovered the city. I’ve been so accustomed to living and working in KL that there are many pockets of the city that I’ve not had the chance to discover and experience. It’s funny that I have travelled to many places around the world, but I still have not had the chance to explore the places that are right in my own backyard! I had written about the usual tourist spots in KL – the old colonial buildings, Chinatown, Little India, Kampung

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