Exploring Havelock Island, things to do and places to see

Havelock Island in Andaman

In my previous post, I had covered everything one needs to know while visiting Port Blair. After Port Blair, the next destination that anyone goes to, is none other than the famous Havelock Island. Let’s just say that a trip to Andaman Islands is never complete without stepping foot in Havelock. Dive in, shall we? View … Read more

When it is about InterContinental Chennai, it is all about the Sunday Brunch

As some of you might have noticed, we’ve been sharing a lot of pics and videos from InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort. For those who haven’t guessed yet, Passing Ports has partnered with InterContinental Chennai to bring together a series of events, and we started off with their Sunday Brunch. Read more: Food Review: InterContinental Bangkok floored … Read more

I think Indians should travel more, and here are my reasons why

Travelling is fun

A million reasons to travel can be discovered only when one starts travelling. Perhaps it would take you a lifetime to discover all those reasons. I do, however, have a few genuine reasons from my experiences which I would like to share here. Hopefully, by the time you finish reading, I would have encouraged you … Read more

Free Russian Visa for Indian Citizens entering East Russia; but is it really worth it?

Russian visa requirements for Indian Citizens

Now, don’t you start wondering if Russia has split into two, or if East Russia is a separate country that no one knew of. Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian Prime Minister announced a couple of days ago that tourists and businessmen from 18 nations – India, UAE, Algeria, Bahrain, Brunei, Iran, Qatar, China, North Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, … Read more

Foreign tourists arriving in India with e-visas to get free pre-activated SIM cards

Free SIM card for tourists in India

This is excellent news for foreign tourists coming to India. Tourists who apply for an e-visa to India will now get pre-activated free SIM cards. This is a brilliant move since getting a new SIM card isn’t as easy as getting one in many other countries we’ve been to before. These SIM cards, launched in partnership … Read more

Promo Code Inside: Buy 1 Get 1 Free On All Lonely Planet Guides

Buy One Get One Lonely Planet

Update: This deal has expired. Lonely Planet is running a Buy 1 Get 1 free or a BOGO offer today, as a part of their Valentine’s Day celebrations on all Lonely Planet print and ebook titles. Simply head over to the Lonely Planet Shop and start shopping. Choose an even number of books to take advantage … Read more

Best things to do in Dubai for a first timer

There have been so many people who have told me that Dubai does not have much to offer. I was duped! There is more than one thing to do in this city for every age group. Let me quickly do that in pointers and you can bless me later 🙂 But before that here’s what … Read more

Update: Club Mahindra Responds

Problems with Club Mahindra Resorts

Update: We’ve reached the end of this long battle with Club Mahindra. They’ve refunded approximately 70% of the money, and given that others are still fighting with them for their monies, we agreed to settle for this. What a sense of relief! P.S: Our view towards Club Mahindra membership stands: the membership is just not worth it. … Read more

We Chose to Cancel Our Club Mahindra Membership. Here’s Why

Problems with Club Mahindra Resorts

Update: Club Mahindra responds. Earlier this year, in spite of a lot of negative reviews from both family and friends, we decided to go ahead and get a Club Mahindra membership. In Preethika’s words, that was her gift to me, since I prefer relaxed holidays while she likes to do a million things every day, and … Read more

The Big Fat Italian Robbery – this young Indian couple was robbed in Italy, and their story will leave you speechless!

Cypress Lines Roads

This is a guest post by Harinie Sekaran, a good friend who emerged a true warrior when things went south. Five years of world travelling and more than ten countries later, it is a bit ironic that what finally inspired me to write a travel blog is getting robbed in Italy. Read on to know … Read more