Monaco, baby!

The sun glistening on the calm surface of the Mediterranean, the sloshing of the water on the piers and the background chatter of patrons in the ubiquitous al fresco restaurants – the scene could be taken straight out of a travel brochure. Except that this is Monaco, a place that requires little introduction, and whose job…

Musings on travelling solo

For a blog that is purportedly about a couple travelling, a lot of the stories that appear on these pages are, somewhat confusingly, about going solo. I travel a lot for work. Whether it’s in a cool and trendy European destination or slightly far off the beaten path, I have the privilege/curse of being shipped, with…

Doha, the Gulf’s overlooked capital

As I step off the plane and into the terminal at Qatar’s glistening new Hamad International Airport, the crowd of fellow passengers chattering around me would give credit to the statistics indicating the Middle East as one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the world. The reality, in this case, is starkly different. No sooner…