What I share on Google Maps & how it has helped me!

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What I love sharing and how Google Maps has helped me!

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It has been an amazing journey with Google Maps. I have been contributing for a long time as far as I do not remember when I started 😀 I love travelling to new places/countries, hotels and try new cuisines. I believe that photographs play a major role and along with my reviews, I post pictures of place, restaurant, food and everything around.5-e1554462663547.jpg

Also Google Maps has helped a lot in reaching desired destination. Also whenever I plan a vacation, I use Google Maps to check the distance from the hotel or from the Airport and see pictures to know which places are the best for sightseeing.

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I guess it will be difficult to jot down advantages we get by using Google Maps on daily basis as these are many. From finding your destination to searching for a best hamburger restaurant to searching for a public transport to searching public toilet nearby, the list of benefits is endless!

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You may also refer to my contributions by the name of Tripti Charan

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NokScoot Airline

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NokScoot Airline is a Thailand-based low-cost airline. It operates international services out of Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport. NokScoot’s aircraft are operated in a two-class configuration, ScootBiz and Economy.

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I experienced both their business and economy class and I must say both were very comfortable flights. You may also choose economy class with extra legroom seats.

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Also they have a vast menu to choose from for your meals and the food served is hot and delicious. Passengers have to pay for meals in economy, either pre-paid or buy-on board.

All ScootBiz seats have in-seat power, while the airfare includes complimentary meals and a checked luggage allowance of 30 kilograms. Staff is friendly and the flight was on time. Looking forward to flying with them again.

This is in collaboration with Thailand Tourism and NokScoot Airline for the Thailand Tourism Festival 2019.

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Fusion Food in Gurgaon

Went to Saints & Sinners with family for the first time. It is easy to located on the Golf Course Road in Global Foyer Mall. The staff is welcoming and they also have live music band on the weekends.

Chef Pramod Singh offers a variety of fusion food which he has perfected over the years with his international experience. The delicious food served to us showed how much love and passion he has for his work. His focus is to provide an amazing experience to the customers through his food. Tried some chef recommended dishes and some on my own.

Touch Me Not – Mix Fruit Juice with Strawberry crush and colada mix was refreshing.

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Bacon wrapped Chicken Tikka – Such a unique dish. Tikka made with thigh chicken, stuffed with brandy soaked prunes and wrapped with bacon. This was succulent and delicious. MUST TRY!!

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Fish Vepudu – Tender fish marinated well with a mix of both South Indian and North Indian spices.

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Khumb Galouti Crostini – Galouti kebab laid on crostini with diced mushrooms. It had a smoky flavour and melted in mouth.

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Kung Pao Chicken Skewers – I love everything which has thigh chicken in it. Thigh chicken cooked in tandoor with Chinese sauces topped with cashew nuts. MUST TRY!!

Fish & Chips – Well crusted fried fish served with potato wedges and mash peas. Peas also had bits of ham in it.

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Grilled Seafood and Burnt Lemon – Lemon is something which I avoid in my food, not really a fan of it. But this was recommended by the Chef and when I tried, it blew my mind. Fish had smoky flavour and lemon added a perfect touch. MUST TRY!!

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Betsy’s Chocolate Jar – An ultimate Chocolate overdose! Jar filled with liquid dark chocolate with a hint of run and loads of chocolate brownie.

The quality, taste and quantity is everything top notch. Love the fact that the Chef takes into consideration of customer’s preferences towards food and their liking.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED place!!

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Thailand Tourism Festival

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Thailand Tourism Festival 2019

It was amazing to be a part of the opening ceremony of Thailand Tourism Festival (TTF) held at Lumphini Park in Bangkok from 23th – 27th January, 2019. It was attended by many Thai and foreign visitors. Admission to Thailand Tourism Festival 2019 is free. If you are coming by MTR, then MRT Lumphini Station is the closest.

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The highlight of the festivals were great speeches by Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Mr. Weerasak Kowsurat, Minister of Tourism and Sports.

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There will be processions/parade, musical performances, delightful cuisine from all over Thailand to try. The festival starts from 12:00 – 22:00hrs, five tourism villages will display the unique and different ways of life of Thai people across the region and there will be booths where visitors can find information about Chiang Mai, Sukhothai, Surat Thani, Samut Prakan, Pathum Thani, Chachoengsao, and Udon Thani.

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Central Region Zone – presents the heritage of old Siam through a traditional Thai house and the former rural way of life back in the days through demonstrations; such as, traditional garland making.

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Northern Zone – showcases the beautiful handwoven cotton and silk textiles the region is famous for, presenting the intricate patterns. The zone reflects the artistic nature of the people of the North plus a range of contemporary arts inspired by the region.

Southern Zone – presenting new perspectives of the South that boldly goes beyond the beaches and islands including the secondary cities; such as, Surat Thani and Phatthalung, the hidden gems in major cities like Phuket’s Peranakan and arts in the three southernmost provinces.

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Northeastern (Isan) Zone – brings Thailand’s more vibrant cuisine to life. Food is one major inspiration for travelling to this region, linking it with traditional festivals and cultural values while promoting its three main tourism clusters: North Isan, Central Isan and South Isan.

Eastern Zone – presenting new perspectives of the East under a ‘more fun’ concept through replicas of landmarks most synonymous with the region in combination with three dedicated corners for 3D photography backdrops reflecting the region’s identity.

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Perhaps most importantly, there is also a ‘Reduce-Reuse-Recycle’ waste initiative zone to help raise awareness and promote responsible sustainable tourism through various activities, games and more.

This is in collaboration with Thailand Tourism and NokScoot Airline for the Thailand Tourism Festival 2019.

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Olive’s All Day Cafe & Bar

Olly, Gurgaon

Fantastic all-day cafe located at DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon.

They serve scrumptious and Instagram worthy food.

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Love the fact they serve fresh juices, had the Red Juice (Beetroot, Red Apple, Pomegranate, Ginger) and Green Juice (Kale, Green Apple, Baby Spinach, Pineapple and Mint). These both were healthy and delicious at the same time. Also not to forget their Hot Chocolate with Toasted Marshmallow.

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Smoothie Crunch was loaded Kiwi, Coconut Shards, Berries, Chia, Mango, etc. This smoothie was a fabulous delight.

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Lamb Chops – Delectable lamb chops served on a bed of Cauliflower Couscous, Cucumber, Pomegranate and Tzatziki. A perfect blend of different flavours!

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Prawns Pil Pil – Ok! So for me, no meal is complete without Prawns. These yummy prawns were cooked to perfection in Chilli, Garlic and Parsley oil and served with sliced garlic buttery Baguette.

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Korean Fried Chicken Bowl – Such a delight to the eye!! Love the presentation and who can say no to a sunny side up. This bowl was full of fried chicken, sticky rice, kimchi, crunchy noodles, purple cabbage, carrots, etc.

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Loved the French Toast with Dark Chocolate Ganache, berries and nuts for desserts and also ordered for Apple Cinnamon Crumble topped with Vanilla ice cream.


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Hyatt Place Gurgaon

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Recently stayed at Hyatt Place located in Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon. This fabulous business hotel is located centrally. It’s closely connected to the International/Domestic airports and local Metro Station. Also they are like 10 minutes away from the most popular business and dining hubs like DLF Cyber City, Unitech Infospace, Kingdom of Dreams and other Malls.
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Apart from this, there is free Wi-Fi everywhere to stay connected with friends and family and remote printing facility throughout the hotel.

The room was spacious, simple yet classy and had a plush double bed, work area, a huge sofa sleeper.

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Also they have 24/7 room service which is awesome. The hotel staff is polite and provide fast service.

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We had our meals in Gallery Café which serves buffet as well as tried few dishes from their newly launched à la carte menu. The best thing is they serve fresh fruit juices, loved orange and watermelon juice.

Even though the restaurant is located in a five-star hotel, menu prices are very reasonable and light on the pocket. Also would recommend Lamb Curry from the Indian buffet section, Chicken-Bacon Ceasar Salad, Grilled Fish and Shikanji from a la carte menu. They have an extensive buffet breakfast, loads of choices from Dosa to Sausages.

Their lunch and dinner buffet is no less and is sumptuous. Also not to forget the wide range of desserts and cakes. These are a must try. They have dining space outside in the garden as well.

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They also have 24/7 Gallery Market located near reception which serves delicious Doughnuts, Croissants, Salads, Sandwiches, Muffin, etc.

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They have 24-hour Gym which is very essential to stay fit. Love their outdoor swimming pool, best for relaxation.

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I highly recommend staying at this hotel.
Also watch Hotel Tour and my #Staycation video here.


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Gallery Cafe at Hyatt

Recently stayed at Hyatt Place located in Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon.

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We had our meals in Gallery Café which serves buffet as well as tried few dishes from their newly launched à la carte menu. The best thing is they serve fresh fruit juices, loved orange and watermelon juice. Even though the restaurant is located in a five-star hotel, menu prices are very reasonable and light on the pocket.

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Also would recommend some awesome dishes from their menu:

Shikanji – This was absolutely refreshing. Tangy, sweet and salty, all flavours at the same time.

Chicken-Bacon Caesar Salad – Really sumptuous salad with roasted chicken, bacon, carrots, lettuce and yummy caesar dressing. MUST TRY!!

Pan Seared Fish – Fish was fresh and just melted in mouth. It was served with grilled vegetables and mash potatoes.

Lamb Curry from the Indian buffet section – This was scrumptious and delectable. Had this with Garlic Butter Naan. MUST TRY!!

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They have extensive buffet breakfast, loads of choices from Dosa to Sausages. Their lunch and dinner buffet is no less and is sumptuous. Also not to forget the wide range of desserts and cakes. These are a must try. They have dining space outside in the garden as well.

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They also have 24/7 Gallery Market located near reception which serves delicious Doughnuts, Croissants, Salads, Sandwiches, Muffin, etc.

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Luxurious Villas of Bali

Vacay like a king in these luxurious villas of Bali!

 

Turquoise waters, white sand beaches, straw huts, stone temples and mischievous monkeys – Yes, we are talking about the Bali vacation! The best way to a Bali vacation is through booking a villa, where you have a dream location, private pool, resident staff and wonderful Balinese cuisine.

With so many things to do and see in Bali, it is truly an Indonesian paradise that is no less than a fantasy. While you await to capture the breathtakingly beautiful natural scenery and ring pangs of envy amongst your Instagram followers, we list you some of the best villas to your Bali wanderlust.

AYANA Resort and Spa

Enjoy magical sunsets from this breath-taking cliff-top location above Jimbaran. Bali luxury villas at The Villas at AYANA Resort, BALI is perfect for a honeymoon in Bali and travelers seeking an intimate haven to relax, refresh and rebalance to the tranquil island spirit. Each of the 78 spacious private pool villas in Bali features luxurious linens, indigenous artworks, separate living areas and enormous marble bathrooms.

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From arrival at the ‘floating’ Villa Lobby, enjoy maximum privacy and 24-hour service from internationally-certified butlers, complemented by the exclusive AYANA’s Little Luxuries and extensive on-site facilities. Cherish a floating brunch in your private pool, romantic candle-light dinner, soul-balancing massage, or lazy days with no disturbances. Or step out to indulge at Thermes Marins Bali Spa, a variety of restaurants, the iconic Rock Bar Bali, and white-sand beach. Also, visitors in AYANA villas get a priority entry into the Rock Bar, one of the must visit place when in Bali.

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Puri Tresna Villa

Puri Tresna Villa (Palace City Hotel) not only makes you feel like royalty, it gives you the chance to meet royalty as well.

Situated in a real palace in Renon, an upper-class neighbourhood in Denpasar, this villa is actually run by Cokorda Ratih, a real princess from the royal family of Peliatan! The intricately decorated building is filled with elegant statues and wood-carved furniture, and your private terrace offers a breathtaking garden view. Not only that, the staff and daily maid service are so attentive, you’re pretty much treated like a prince or princess yourself!

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Delighted visitors have observed that the princess makes it her job to treat her guests like family, even taking them out on tours personally.

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Royal Residence Rangdu

If you’re getting bored of all the usual Balinese villas, it’s time to seriously consider the Royal Residence Rangdu – it’s a “royal residence” for a reason. Nestled in the middle of untouched greenery and tropical gardens, the villas here (modeled after old Balinese royal buildings) offer you a peaceful and luxurious holiday.

Personal butlers are at your beck-and-call for 10 hours daily, and you can simply chill at your own private pavilion and pool.

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If you find yourself in the mood for a late night walk, you can even catch the sight of the pool (literally) glowing in the moonlight!

The luxury doesn’t end there.

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You can dine at the terrace while enjoying panoramic mountain views, chill in the entertainment room, and laze around at a jungle pond with its natural waterfall. If you are up for some adventure, you can even dip yourself in the volcanic hot springs and go dolphin-watching!

Hilton Bali Resort

We all have that thirst for adventure from time to time, but who says thrill means trekking in the jungle and heavy camps?

At Hilton Bali Resort, you can get a special experience of camel-riding right on-site its awesome beachfront villas, and have lots of fun splashing in the four interconnected swimming pools with a 30-metre water slide. Well, there really is a Jungle Camp (fret not, it’s not for you), where your kids and teenagers can embark on their own adventure.

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For the lone wolf, there’s also Serenity, a private beach with private cabanas and loungers – perfect for a quiet day of suntanning. You also get three tennis courts, a fully-equipped fitness centre, hot and cold Jacuzzis, and an observation tower with the best views in the region.

Better yet, you won’t have to give up anything in exchange for these facilities – the rooms are all luxuriously furnished, with marble bathrooms, private balconies with amazing garden, and boast of ocean and beach views.

Amadea Resort and Villas Seminyak

Has any spa treatment made you feel as though you were royalty on top of the whole world? The rooftop spa at the Amadea Resort and Villas can do just that (literally).

This specially designed rooftop pool spa, operated by renowned spa company Ambiente International, allows you to enjoy your treatment outdoors, blanketed by the nothing but the sky.

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And that’s not the only thing – the special suite on the roof, crafted with traditional Indonesian bengkirai wood, offers you both privacy and luxury. The suite is adorned with glass doors that can instantly transform your room into an open-air pavilion, situated in a private tropical garden. From your perch right at the top, you can have a bird’s eye view of the whole resort, and even enjoy a luxurious bath in your personal soaking tub and walk-in rain shower.

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