Month: September 2016

Connect to culture, Tanzania

TANZANIA – Unbox Diversity

Tanzania is a country that surprises you with its natural beauty & diversity with each passing day and place you visit. Beautiful Beaches, Nature Reserves, Masai Tribes, Dynamic Kilimanjaro Mountain, Diverse Neighbourhoods of Dar Es Salaam, World Heritage Stone Town and the list is endless. As such any length of time to explore Tanzania is less, but it requires a minimum of 10 days to take a feel of its dynamism. “Take a feel of its dynamism” Start with the capital city Dar Es Salaam, famous for its neighborhoods, fish market, village museum, and local casinos. Early morning you can visit the famous Kivukoni fish market which is not very far from the city center, it’s a great experience to see lakhs of fishes stacked and fishermen coming on the boat to sell their catch, next can be the village museum which literally depicts the different colors and gives you a glimpse of different diverse regions of Tanzania, from there you can go to visit the Indian Neighbourhood where you can find the worship places …

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For the Sweet Tooth in Turkey

Turkey has a lot to offer for the sweet lovers. Turkish sweets are renowned and loved worldwide for their rich ingredients and taste. Some of the must haves are Lokum Also known as Turkish Delight. This undoubtedly is the brand ambassador of Turkish sweets. It is Jelly based sweet dusted with sugar powder and comes in hundreds of flavours to choose from. The basic ones are rose, pomegranate, pistachio, mastic, orange etc. There are a lot of upgraded versions of Lokum too which ranges from flavours like chocolate filled with nuts, nougat, herbs etc. This definitely is a must have and makes a very good souvenir to take back home for family and friends. You can find Lokum at almost every third shop in the touristic areas, specially Grand Bazar. A good advice is to get them packed then and there rather than taking the pre packed boxes. BAKLAVA The rich sweet pastry, having each layer filled with assorted nuts & sugar syrup and topped up with a lot of chopped pistachios would make your …

Veg Meal

A Vegetarians guide to Istanbul

While travelling, It sometimes become tough to find vegetarian food. Being a pure vegetarian I also was skeptical while making plans to go to Turkey, which is world famous for its Kebabs and a lot of other non-vegetarian dishes, but trust me, Turkey has a lot to offer for vegetarians too. Here I am sharing a few vegetarian Turkish delicacies which would be a delight to your taste buds. Çiğ Köfte ‘Raw Meat’, is the translation….Don’t worry you still are reading about Vegetarian food in Turkey. This dish traditionally is Raw Meat Balls but the vegetarian version is more popular. It’s made with Bulgur, tomato paste, onion and a lot of turkish spices and herbs.  This incredibly simple delicacy is rich in taste and also very filling, turkish people savour it as a starter or an appetizer but for many it acts as a main dish too. You can ask for the dish to be less spicy or more, but it definitely would be a little bit spicy so prepare your tastebuds accordingly. This is …

Robben Island Museum

3 Days in Cape Town

‘Mother City’ as it is popularly known amongst the locals, Cape Town has a lot of diversity to offer, right from Historical to Natural to Modern. One can perfectly spend 3 days time in here by experiencing different dynamics that this city has to offer. Day1 Start by a walk towards the V & A waterfront and take a fast ferry to Robben Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, also referred as The Symbol of  Triumph of Humanity in Adversity.  It’s the place where Nelson Mandela spent 18 out of 27 years in prison and mainly the political prisoners were kept. A guided tour of the whole island is being given and also of the Prison by one of the Prisoners’ who actually have served there, you will be astonished to hear what they have experienced. It’s an experience in itself which would hit the chords of your heart . After spending a few hours here, take the ferry back to the waterfront. The waterfront is a great place to experience food, culture, shopping, music …

Map My escape - Turkey

7 Days in Turkey

A week’s time is very less to stay and take a perfect feel of this beautiful country, still a lot can be explored and experienced on a stipulated time frame of 7 days in Turkey. There are a lot of options for cities to be visited in Turkey, as each one has its own charm and flavour. The major ones are Istanbul, Cappadocia and Pamukkale. These 3 destinations combined would give you different experiences such as historic, natural, modern, nightlife etc. Start the journey with Cappadocia (Goreme). This place is often called as Mars on Earth because of its unusual topography and  beautiful landscapes.Relax, walk around Goreme and take a feel of its beauty on the first day of arrival. Savor the traditional clay pot meal in the evening, you will love the taste and the way its been served. You can take a night walk around the cold breeze. Do book a cave hotel in advance as sometimes it gets very difficult to find one due to high tourist inflow. The cave hotel surely …