Gear up for laap dances, cheap beer, French Baguettes, Scandinavian bakeries & an American lady who had a dream.
Nepal reminded Shilarna Vaze of different parts of India: a cleaner Manali, a friendlier Goa, a more adventurous Rishikesh.
Mock meat, nunneries without nails, karaoke lovers and other details from this Scouter's dirty weekend with the other city by the sea.
Two planes, one rickshaw, a ferry & a Sumo, & you'll find paradise. Walk on the beach, hike through forests and dive in the clear, clear seas off Havelock Island.
Monkeys & Murakami tales; wooded hills and Woody Allen’s quirks; birds, banshees & ghosts of sahibs: all companions if you stay here.
The longest, deepest, most fun story we've ever done, on where to eat, what to do and how to blow your shopping budget in Goa.
In a single cupboard, we found a bright blue jumpsuit; ugly, synthetic-y ballet dresses; and bomber jackets made from a sari Madhubala might have worn.
Even surrounded by massive malls, drowning in ramen soup and dizzy from Dior, we didn’t forget about you. Here's what to in KL, slick with oil money and urban cool.
If EM Forster were alive, he’d agree that Mumbai's newest spiritual hotel could inspire another Room With A View. Or at least one with a view point.
Eat in a magic garden, shop at Robinson Crusoe, and drift down the Bosphorous to a place with crumbling ramparts and enchanting views of this lovely city.
When your friend says "see you out on the slopes", you no longer have to head to Pali or Malabar Hill. Mount Apharwat in Gulmarg is open for business.
Havana is stuck in time – there are no advertisements or restaurant chains; the revolution feels like it happened yesterday; swimming pools are murky; and mojitos have not evolved.