Up, up and Away: Taktsang Goemba

Taktsang Gompa aka Tiger’s Nest monastery was built in the 17th century at the spot where Guru Rinpoche (aka Guru Padmasambhava who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan) is believed to have flown on the… Continue reading

Exploring Bhutan Two Cities at a Time: Paro

Exploring Bhutan Two Cities at a Time: Thimphu

There are mountains and there are the mighty mountains. Do I need even say that the Himalayas are the mightiest of the mighty? As is probably obvious, I am not immune to the… Continue reading

Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes…

…Silver white winters that melt into springs These are a few of my favourite things.” I love D.C. snow days when it’s actually snowing – ensconced in my chair with a steaming cup… Continue reading

Fall Collection: Ft. Autumn Leaves and Pumpkin Squash

Drifting snowflakes on my window, covering the city in a white powdery blanket, and christmas music on the radio remind me that fall is over. Winter creeps up on me every year, and… Continue reading

Road Trip Part Trois: Three things you must do in Portland, Maine

Our second major stop was at the “other” Portland. It might be a surprise for you to know that Portland, Oregon was actually named after Portland, Maine. Having been to Portland, Oregon first… Continue reading

Road Trip: Witches and other odds and ends in Salem

In search of cheap motels in Boston, we found one in Danvers. As a friend remarked bemused, “But, that’s not Boston.” Danvers as we later found out was originally Salem Village, a town… Continue reading

Road tripping in New England Part Un: Boston

We are taking a road trip again this year on the Western Massachusetts – Boston – Portland, ME – Burlington route. A considerably less ambitious venture than the last one, it is still… Continue reading

My perfect (birthday) weekend

I’m a sucker for the “Sunday Routine” section of the New York Times. And I recently discovered the “My Perfect Weekend” section in The Telegraph. In addition to a glimpse into the lives… Continue reading

In search of deliciousness in Julian

        This past June we were in San Diego visiting friends, Seema and Bikas, for a week. It was one of the most relaxing vacations I’ve had in a while… Continue reading