The fact that your girlfriends rely on you for issues like their phone charger not working or putting together their cupboards, offers a great perspective on why men often feel insecure around you. Not much can be done when you’re raised that way. But then what happens when your parents forget to teach you to not be scared of lizards or cockroaches or spiders? Eeeeeeeee.
To be honest, this review is from my trip in 2010, and I certainly hope Four Seasons Bangkok is still as amazing! If I had to sum up my experience in just one line, I would just like to tell you that - Bradley Cooper and the Hangover 2 crew was also staying there at that time. Yup! Obviously I am trying to make it sound like we hung out and stuff, which of course, never happened. What did happen though is that I had a great time at FS, Bangkok. Must point out their amazing service, that brilliant goose-down bed (FS hotels never disappoint in that regard, ever), courteous staff, stunning oriental interiors and superb food. Forget everything else, I still haven’t gotten over the fries! Lame, I know, but those fries were a work of art! Swim (in my case being parked at the shallow end), shower, TV, room service, your favourite sandwich and fries… You know what I mean?
Last summer, my friend Rimzim Dadu and I stayed at Hyatt Union Square, New York. What can I say, it was the perfect choice!! Imagine this, you’re just a walking distance from shopping heavens like 5th Avenue, SoHo, Nolita etc and a quick ride away from Times Square, Central Park, Empire State and Rockerfeller Building! Yes, that’s Hyatt Union Sqaure for you.
Another thing that I loved about the hotel was its boutique-hotel vibe. The staff was polite and dressed in we-are-not-so-stuck-up uniforms. It’s a smaller, more chilled-out Hyatt with a great roof-top. I liked that! The bed was super and the shower was absolutely brilliant (am I the only one who’s particular about water pressure? It has to be just right!). I wish our room faced the bustling road than the back of another building and a bathtub in the room wouldn’t have hurt, although to be honest you’d rather be on the streets soaking up the city than bath-salts in a fancy tub especially if you’re there just a couple of days.
If you’re planning to visit NYC, do read my post ‘Why I Love New York‘ for all the details about what to do, where to go. I am sure you’ll have a memorable trip and come back with your own stories of the city.
I have been home for the past two days, and like any self-respecting digital gal I had to put my access to free time to good use. And impulsively a new Instagram account was created, ladies and gents please welcome THE MONOCHROME TOURIST!!!!
Ummm I think I will stick to those many exclamation marks, if you don’t mind. Now, why a new Instagram page, you ask? Honestly, I don’t know either… let’s just say it’s my alter-traveller-ego. The truth is that subconsciously I spend every waking moment planning my next travel or thinking of places I have been to. It’s therapeutic. And I would love multiple outlets to explore my love for travelling. Also, there is one lame reason for this account (yeah I know, you saw this one coming) well I can never decide whether to post a coloured or black and white photo. So now I can have the best of both.
Moreover, the idea is to leverage the #THEMONOCHROMETOURIST as a platform where people from all over the world can share their single toned/black & white travel photos, in order to create a beautiful community of sorts, because the truth is the world is just prettier in monochrome!
Come join us in our journey…. Promise you it’ll be lovely!
The one time everyone’s at their best behaviour at airports is when they are about to ask for the window seat at the check-in counter. You’ve been there, right? Every one wants one of those window seats. Either for the view that makes long flights more entertaining or because you like being tucked into the corner or just because there’s such a premium on them. You may have an absolutely original reason why you like them but I am pretty lame, I like them because I can take photos of the skies, sunsets and sunrises, and of city landscapes. Window seats are the reason why I love flying – the whole fun of traveling by air is in trying to spot countries, cities, landmarks from the sky!
P.S: If I take photos from my camera, I always ensure my phone is on ‘Airplane’ mode and is only switched on for a few minutes. You see no pictures are more important than your safety.
Why do you like the window seat?
Pantene’s latest commercial, currently running in the Philippines, is the nicest, coolest, awesome-st thing I have seen in a long time. For once a brand takes a stand against labelling against women and does it in style, without unnecessary melodrama. It would be lovely to see this commercial run in India too.