Author Archives: nilakshi

About nilakshi

Welcome to Been there, done that! Traveling keeps me alive and here on my blog are a few snippets of my travel experiences, observations and some useful travel tips that I hope travelers can find handy. I also love to write about my food experiences from my holidays and anything and everything that catches my eye.

Hanoi’s Must Eats – the Tried and Tasted!

If Balinese cuisine gave me foodgasmic highs then Vietnamese food is definitely in the same league, if not better. Hanoi’s old quarter is a bustling marketplace dotted with noodle shops, restaurants and cafes. There is clearly no dearth of places … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Viewpoint | Leave a comment

Hanoi – the 1000 year old city in North Vietnam

Making the most of our proximity to South East Asia (until we can), we visited Hanoi – a 1000 year old city in Vietnam rich in history. French, Chinese and South East Asian influences are some of the several facets … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Travel | Leave a comment

World’s Largest Buddhist Temple – Borobudur – ticked off the list

  Standing tall amidst the tropical greens of central Java, Candi Borobudur is not only a religious place, but also an architectural marvel!   Travelling has been on the back-burner for quite a while ever since baby L arrived. However, … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Sojourn to Quaint Cingjing Farm in Taiwan

Nestled in the central mountains of Taiwan is Cingjing. Its gentle hillslopes and green meadows dotted with Victorian styled cottages and grazing sheeps are reminiscent of the European countryside. Here is an account of a recent trip to this little … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Why do we love debates?

We Indians take immense pride in our ability to debate, deliberate and argue and counter-argue each and everything that we come across. This right is taken with much seriousness than any other of our rights, I would like to believe. … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Viewpoint | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment