Burj Khalifa

I bet you’ve heard about the Burj Khalifa. Initially titled the Burj Dubai? The tallest building in the world? Ahhhhh now you get it. Oh and it opened on 4th Jan 2010. Yay! On my baby brother Lovell’s birthday. The Burj Khalifa is awe-inspiring, extraordinary masterpiece in world class engineering, architecture and art....

Dubai Metro

Everything in Dubai is beautiful and so is the city’s public transport. The Dubai metro stations are so elegant, appearing like aerodromes dipped in gold. What’s amazing about the Dubai Metro is that it’s driverless! It’s a fully automated metro network with operations being controlled from a centre in Jebel Ali. A...

Off to Al Karama

It was day one in Dubai and it was  mighty hot already, with temperatures soaring as high as 42 degrees celsius. Phew that’s hot! We had reservations to visit the Burj Khalifa. But before that there’s a quick stopover at Karama to pick up our tickets, which my cousin bought as a wedding anniversary gift for us. Al Karama,...

Dubai Calling!

I’ve grown up in the Middle East, visited it a couple of time, so this trip was a homecoming of sorts. It was our wedding anniversary and we decided to go to Dubai as I was crazy about the Burj Khalifa and the Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. My cousin who works at Hyatt in Dubai got us the visas issued easily. Did you know that...

Heading Out

The month of May has always been magical for me. It’s been a month of dreams coming true – backpacking trips across Europe, getting married, birthdays and anniversaries, and now am back to travelling again. Oh the joy! So get ready as I, Jo, makes her way to…     Pic Courtesy Lovell Dsouza Photography...

Jo meets ForceIndia Mar21

Jo meets ForceIndia

Well my site is about travel and me going places. The relevance of this post? I went and met the ForceIndia team. Am a die hard fan of this sport so when the opportunity presented itself, who was I to say no ? Social Media is amazing. So when a friend posted if anyone was interested in meeting the ForceIndia team, I did not...

Chorizo – A Goan Delicacy Mar16

Chorizo – A Goan Del...

Come Sunday and my mum will invariably split open a pack of Chorizo. That combined with a rice dish called Pulao makes Sunday lunch for most Goan Catholic households. So what makes Chorizo absolutely delicious and to die for? These Goan sausages are made out of pork marinated in vinegar, chill, garlic & ginger and other...

Hide-out at Jhadpoli Feb18

Hide-out at Jhadpoli

Ever since I read about Jhadpoli in the Lonely Planet Magazine India I was planning, plotting, waiting to visit that place. I had no real reason to go there; just the thought of a long drive out of Mumbai was captivating enough. So after a few drinks down when another friend suggested this place, we were all set to go. The...

Cola Anyone? Feb11

Cola Anyone?

There’s this small little cove hidden away in the hills of South Goa. 40 kms from Cavelossim and about 4 kms north of Agonda lies Cola Beach. Getting here is a task. Roads that will test your driving skills not forgetting navigation skills, but in the end it’s worth it.Walking down the flight of stone steps from the...

Christmas In Mumbai Jan02

Christmas In Mumbai

I’d absolutely love it if it snowed. This season I was an absolute Grinch! At work and at home… Christmas in Mumbai is well boring. It’s up to you to spread that Christmas cheer. Hoping it will snow At my cubicle at work, all decked...

Church of St Cajetan Dec06

Church of St Cajetan

The Church of St. Cajetan lies in the shadow of the other churches at Old Goa. Most people would visit Old Goa for the Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral, however St. Cajetan’s has something wonderful and breath-taking to offer you. The church completed in 1661 is dedicated to Our Lady of Divine Providence. Its name however finds...

Cross at the Quiterio’s Nov14

Cross at the Quiteri...

No Catholic household in Goa is complete without a cross. You will find crosses engraved on homes or a structure erected in front of houses. Each one is different in design yet built for one purpose – protect the family that resides there. My home has a cross engraved on the compound wall. But the cross that binds us all as a...