Travelling is something both of us are passionate about and it gives us the (much needed) opportunity to switch off from our real lives periodically and to absorb different cultures. In recent years we have been fortunate to be able to vacation in some pretty exotic locations completely rubbishing the myth that foreign travel requires very deep pockets.
Before each trip, we found ourselves spending a significant amount of time trawling the internet, whether it was to identify the best airline options, places to stay, popular restaurants, sights or simply educating ourselves on how to work the public transport system in a strange country where you don’t speak the local language. That said, regardless of all the research we did, we often found ourselves making mistakes that sometimes were just plain embarrassing and at other times resulted in us spending money that we had not budgeted for. What’s more, we found that our friends, family and colleagues, who weren’t as enthusiastic about the research, but were as eager to travel had started asking us for hotel/restaurant recommendations, itineraries and travel tips.
So instead of shooting out individual emails we decided to consolidate all of our experiences in one place so that anyone planning a trip to places that we have visited would have a reasonable starting point and could benefit from our experience. We hope this helps and that you find your travels as rewarding as we find ours.
Ayesha & Rashi