Amber Palace Jaipur

March 6, 2013 § 1 Comment

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Must visit when in Jaipur

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Indian Fairy tale wedding!

February 25, 2013 § 6 Comments

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Let me just say that this was one of the most incredible events I have ever attended by far!

Thank you to my lovely friend Arjun who invited me to his Brother’s wedding!

Everything was impeccable in every detail!

In italian we say ” Mille ed una notte”

A real life Fairy tail wedding!

Congrats again the beautiful couple Viren and Nupur! 

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Indian Engagement & Sangeet Jaipur

February 22, 2013 § Leave a comment

 

 

 

 

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The Engagement Party took place in the beautiful landscapedSisodia Rani Garden and Palace.

Located 6 Km away from Jaipur. 

The place was fabulous and gave a spectacular background to the event! 

Here we enjoyed a rather extravagant night filled with dances and delicious foods! 

 

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Colorful Mehendi

February 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Upon our arrival to Jaipur we were thrown into the wedding celebrations! Starting off with an ornate guest welcoming and a pumping clubby  youngsters party we knew we were in for a treat!  The first event we attend was the Mehendi Brunch, in which we were asked to dress super colorful and be ready to get some henna on our hands! I later found out that when indians say super colorful they mean Over The Top blast of colors! The scene was as if a rainbow had exploded with and addition of sparkly Sari’s here and there! Totally my scene!  :)

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Next stop Jaipur

February 9, 2013 § Leave a comment

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One step closer to the wedding

Street living

February 9, 2013 § 1 Comment

 

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New Dehli

Arrival in Dehli

February 2, 2013 § 1 Comment

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Arrival at the airport

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Ferrari’s take on Tuc Tuc

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Local Cabbies

 

Off to India

February 1, 2013 § Leave a comment

8 years have passed since the last time I headed out here.

Last time being while working on a charity  project for Habitat for Humanity in Pune. This time to celebrate a wedding for a whole 10 days!

Cant wait for the feast to begin!

First stop Dehli! 

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Olly’s Hotel Review: The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

January 19, 2012 § 3 Comments

View from our room on the 16th floor

The Mandarin Oriental of Bangkok has to be by far my favorite in City hotel. Starting off with the staff absolutely impeccable, they were super helpful at all times, especially the driver that took us to Ayutthaya, he turned out to be our guide throughout the ruins.

The Room of the hotel where great, we were made to chose also which kind of toiletries we wanted to have for our bathrooms, the choice included : Apreys, Acqua di Parma and   a more organic one. We were pampered from the beginning to end of our stay with beautiful fruit arrangements, various snacks and a delicious local tea.

This hotel really took me back to how hotels used to feel when I was traveling as a kid, Milly really appreciated all the effort involved and agrees with me that it was by far the best service seen in a while.

The Food at the hotel was absolutely superb and the breakfast was divine. Im really a big fan of big buffet breakfast and the Mandarin Oriental really had to offer everything one could have wanted. The Restaurant across the river was just divine.

Forgot to mention Milly was shown the room of one of her favorite authors Somerset Maugham, the room was beautiful and really captured the spirit of a passed time.

I strongly recommend staying here!

 

Style: A Classic

Hotel Philosophy: “For more than 135 years distinguished travelers have followed the legendary Chao Phraya River, through the heart of Bangkok, to the doors of one of the world’s most luxurious hotels, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. A paragon of contemporary luxury and rich in history, our hotel is filled with stories of the celebrated guests who have considered us home during their world travels”

Pros: Super Helpful Service, Fantastic food, Pretty pool, Romantic Restaurant, Impeccable amenities in-room, great view on the city

Cons: The staff in the boutiques were somewhat rude, and unhelpful when asked about items they were selling.

THE MANDARIN ORIENTAL WEBSITE: http://www.mandarinoriental.com/bangkok/

Our living room

Milly and Olly heading to the Veranda restaurant across the river

Olly’s Hotel Review: The Evason Six Senses Hua Hin

January 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

EVASON SIX SENSES HUA HIN

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Historic city of Ayutthaya – 80 km north Bangkok

January 12, 2012 § 2 Comments

Thanks to Olly’s iphone app “My Heritage” we managed to spot Ayutthaya – world heritage, on their map and decided we should definitely head there for the day. “Founded c. 1350, Ayutthaya became the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. It was destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century. Its remains, characterized by the prang (reliquary towers) and gigantic monasteries, give an idea of its past splendor”

 

Bang Pa-In Summer Palace

January 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

Perfect Day trip 60 kilometers north from central Bangkok, the Bang PA-IN summer palace is a great place to escape for the day. The gardens of the palace are lovely, strongly recommend visiting it!

Olly continuing being a tourist

 

This guy totally freaked me out. He was fast but thankfully running in the opposite direction to me. 

The gorgeous bouganville flower bushes

Olly – mother nature-esque

Stunning tree

Milly and Olly outside the main palace

The inside of the palace – Unfortunately the only area we were allowed to photograph

 

 

Olly’s Hotel Review: The Anantara Golden Triangle – Chiang Rai

January 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

This is my Hotel Review of the Anantara Golden Triangle where we stayed for five nights

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Hua Hin in Details – Siam Gulf

January 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

After spending 4 days in the “mountainous” part of Thailand, we headed off to the Siam Gulf for some relaxation and spa retreat – The Evason Hua Hin. The resort was submerged into a beautiful jungle, and the nature was just incredible, having just got a macro-lens I was very happy to try it out on their elegant flora.

 

I had to add him , this bird cracked me up through out the holiday with his beady eyes and really long beak that from this angle becomes invisible.  

Olly on the last day, luckily it started raining when we were just leaving. 

 

Olly’s Hotel review: The Eugenia – Bangkok

January 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

This is my Hotel Review of the Eugenia Hotel in Bangkok, we stayed two nights: 

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