Mumbai

Those who have read Shantaram would understand my excitement in visiting Mumbai. I couldn’t wait to explore the sights experienced by Shantaram during his time in Mumbai. Knowing this, you have you to empathise with the distraught I felt when I found out we only had one full day to spend in Mumbai. I was…

Udaipur

Udaipur was the only destination in our whole trip where I felt like the foot was taken off the accelerator, even if it was for just a brief time. With the nickname ‘Venice of the East’, I had high standards, and Udaipur does its best to live up to these expectations. It is a warren…

Jaipur

  About a four hour train ride from Agra, Jaipur (or the ‘Pink City’) is the capital of Rajasthan. It is famed for local artisans; ranging from jewellers, textiles (including block prints and carpets) and general thrift markets. It also plays host to the annual Jaipur Literature Festival (the largest free literature festival in the…

The Dumpling Company

The Dumpling Company (Willis Street) First there was sandwiches, second came sushi, and now taking the lunchtime staple by storm are dumplings. It took far too long for downtown Wellington to get seriously good dumplings, and seriously, no-one is going to trek all the way to House of Dumplings from Lambton Quay in their lunch…

Mt Vic Chippery

Mt Vic Chippery (5 Majoribanks Street) Fish’n’chips coming right up. Mt Vic Chippery is the best in town, and whilst reflected in the price it is well worth it. There is a huge array of fish available (listed on a big board – some of the fish I have never even heard of) and then…

Gotham

Gotham (4 Chews Lane) Located literally next door to where I work, Gotham is my go-to place for coffee, especially when I am craving a mocha (see photo above!). It is a great place to visit when the weather is a bit average, as its dark interior makes it feel pretty cosy and it is…