How to Obtain a First Time OCI Card for People Who Were Born in the USA Based on Both Parents’ Birth in India: Step-by-Step Guide

The Indian government has created a system whereby former Indian citizens as well as people of Indian origin may be eligible to get an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card. They have partnered with an organization called Cox & Kings Global Services (CKGS) to handle logistics for OCI cards, Visas and other documents regarding travel to India. As far as I can tell, they are … Continue reading How to Obtain a First Time OCI Card for People Who Were Born in the USA Based on Both Parents’ Birth in India: Step-by-Step Guide

Tocumen International Airport, Panama City: Where to Eat During Long Layovers for Vegetarians and Vegans

Tocumen International Airport is big and modern. It’s gotta be one of the busiest airports in Central America – if not the busiest. There are lots of stores such as Adidas, Dolce & Gabbana ads everywhere and of course, Duty Free shops where one can buy more alcohol and chocolate than you’d ever consume. Upstairs, the airport has a big food court.  The good news … Continue reading Tocumen International Airport, Panama City: Where to Eat During Long Layovers for Vegetarians and Vegans

Travel Earbuds for Petite Women or Anyone With REALLY Small Ears

I recently flew on KLM Airlines from San Francisco to Uganda. It was really cool that they offered passengers complimentary headphones. They were the blue ones you see below, with the bubble ears (I don’t know what they’re actually called). But they didn’t stay in my ears. Am I the only petite woman with this problem? I have very small ears and I’ve tried several … Continue reading Travel Earbuds for Petite Women or Anyone With REALLY Small Ears

Indian Food in Montevideo, Uruguay

You wouldn’t think that there’d be Indian food in Uruguay as a very small country nestled in between Brazil and Argentina, both places that don’t have much of a South Asian diaspora. We learned that there are about 200 South Asians living in Montevideo. Most people arrived there to work or Tata Consulting which has an office in Montevideo. And on Saturdays they play cricket … Continue reading Indian Food in Montevideo, Uruguay

Detailed Information and Review of the Hyatt Centric, Montevideo, Uruguay

I recently stayed at the Hyatt Centric Montevideo for 9 nights. Today is day 5. It was October, so mid-spring in Uruguay. The temperate ranged from the high 60s to mid 70s and wavers between cloudy and sunny. When I write blog post reviews about accommodations I tend to be very detailed and specific. And I tend to write about details I’d like to know … Continue reading Detailed Information and Review of the Hyatt Centric, Montevideo, Uruguay

Women: Balancing Comfort and Photography Equipment While Traveling; Heavy DSLR Lenses and Mistakes I Made.

I made a pretty big mistake today. I rented an f2.8, 70-200mm lens for my Canon T6s and I literally couldn’t hold it up for more than a few minutes. It is SO heavy…5lb. to be exact. I’m going gorilla trekking in Uganda so I can’t rely on a monopod or tripod. I have to take something that I can carry and manage by myself … Continue reading Women: Balancing Comfort and Photography Equipment While Traveling; Heavy DSLR Lenses and Mistakes I Made.

How To Travel Within Uganda: Driving vs. Flying

If you’re planning a trip to Uganda for tourism, it’s more than likely that you’re going to visit some or all of these sites: Murchison Falls Queen Elizabeth National Park Ishasha area in Queen Elizabeth National Park Fort Portal area Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Kampala Lake Mburo Lake Bunyoni Ziwa National Park Most of the popular tourist spots are aligned in the Eastern part of Uganda, … Continue reading How To Travel Within Uganda: Driving vs. Flying

Vegetarian or Vegan Traveling in Uganda

Vegetarian and vegan diets are not common in Uganda. And most tourists who go there aren’t vegan nor vegetarian either. The lodges can cater to vegetarians and vegans but know that there will be fewer options compared to non-vegetarian guests. And you’ll have to make a constant effort to remind lodge staff about your dietary needs. {Context} To provide some context, we were in Uganda … Continue reading Vegetarian or Vegan Traveling in Uganda

Where To Shop For Petite Clothing in the USA

Alphabetical Order by Category Links directly to petite section Modern Fashion American Eagle Outfitters – $$ Ann Taylor Petite  – $$, $$$ Anthropologie Petite  – $$$ (they define petite as skinny, NOT short) Aritzia – $ (don’t carry petite specific sizes, but runs short/small) Asos Petite – $ (online only) Banana Republic Petite – $$$ Bloomingdale’s Petite – $$$ Dress Barn Petite – $,$$ Express … Continue reading Where To Shop For Petite Clothing in the USA

Making Sure Your Tour Company Doesn’t Screw You When You Book a Safari: Real (Recent) Story

Last month my husband and I went on a two week holiday to Uganda. As the trip of a lifetime we decided to splurge and be fancy. We stayed at luxury lodges such as Baker’s Lodge that sits on the Nile with resident hippos, gourmet meals prepared by culinary artists and individual private bungalows. Since gorilla trekking was on my bucket list we decided to do … Continue reading Making Sure Your Tour Company Doesn’t Screw You When You Book a Safari: Real (Recent) Story