Figuring out– Airbnb

after staying at Papaya homestay in Ahmedabad I have kind of changed my opinion. Airbnb is a good idea

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I am playing the devil’s advocate and am on a fault finding spree kindly read this with a sack full of salt.

I guess bnb stands for bed and breakfast.

When this happy hour came by since I was absolutely depressed and wanted some entertainment I decided to look into it. Here’s what the site side, that Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for to list, discover and book unique accommodation around the world—online or from a mobile phone.  Maybe writing this verbatim is plagiarism, but bear with me. Since I am off to Satara for a weekend, I decided to look for something there. What pops up is Lonavala,

The invites us to explore the site since I was curious I did so, but guess what once you click how it works button, it’s a dead end.

Now here I am looking for a place for the weekend…

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Travel and Kids!!

travelling with kids takes on a new meaning with the kids age.

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with my daughter at Husainsagar with my daughter at Husainsagar

Traveller Kid,

Before I even tackle the questions posted in the happy hour, what  would be a vacation. To me, a period of suspension of work, study or other activities. It is usually used for a rest, recreation, or travel and of course a holiday.

Law courts and legislature set a side time from normal activities this regular feature is also a holiday.

So is freedom or release from duty business or activity.

So what are we talking about, a vacation with kids does sound like an oxymoron. When people go on vacation, they shed their home skins and think they can be a new person, and they call this a holiday.

It is definitely bad for maternal image to say vacation with kids is an oxymoron, though between you and me, i am not one of those mothers who take motherhood seriously, I do…

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Today is   Narakachaturdashi, The organic nature of this festival doesn’t cease to amaze me. Growing we heard the story of Narakasura who  captured 1600 women, made them his slaves eventually Krishna the Yadava rescued them. The legend also as it that Narakasura could only be killed by his mother. As Deepavali approaches kids begin collecting trash like old clothes, and old news …

Chai and Khana

It was one of those days.. I was sheathing at having to drink terrible coffee at an unnamed station – instead of the comforting Deja Brew of Coffea Robusta at Ram Bhavan (our sanskari Drone’s club). It was time to declare war. This required great planning, and everyone in the world and her husband knows …

On the road — a Checklist

I have had lot of requests for reblogging this one, so here goes.

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Its quite easy to find your way across India,using The Shetty-Udupi hotels the way navigators use stars– with apologies to Charles Kurt

Sri Badrinath Temple

A road trip?

That?s what we are planning all the way to Badrinath.

A road trip is essentially a journey via automobiles, sometimes impromptu; it could involve some spiriting activity.

Before come into to the checklist of must have let me go through the stages of deciding what the must have?s are.

? Where are we going on the trip?

? When are we going?

? How long are we going?

? Who are our travel companions?

Very often travel instead of broadening the mind merely lengthens conversation!

A road trip needs to be planned well in advance. With at least a list of 10 places that we could like to see,

The next phase would be deciding the stop over?s, after which the travel…

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