Category Archives for "Travel"

Rome- The City of History and Love

By Piyushi Dhir

The Colosseum

A week in Rome, or Roma as it is locally known, unfolded a lot of beautiful surprises. Yes, I always knew Rome had a lot of history to it, but seeing every bend, every lane, every structure steeped in history was another experience all together. Each building, whether housing apartments, a showroom or public offices, […]

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Africa in Pictures- I

By Piyushi Dhir

The Lagoon of Abidjan

Poor though it maybe, Africa is a beautiful place, rich in natural resources. When I move away from the hustle-bustle of city life and open my eyes and ears, I realize there’s so much to see and appreciate here. While I try to capture some of it with my pen (or more literally speaking, keyboard), […]

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Girls’ Day Out in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

By Piyushi Dhir

African Artifacts

Just a few weeks ago, I spent a terrific girls’ day out, with my French friend, Valerie. We had traveled down from serene San Pedro to the hustle-bustle of big-town Abidjan. We started our day at Cava, an open market for African arts and crafts. A row of stalls, each filled with colourful artifacts, were […]

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Exploring the Local Markets of Abidjan

By Piyushi Dhir

Local Markets Abidjan

Abidjan, while not the official capital of Ivory Coast, is the largest city in the country. The most developed as well. This is where the bulk of the expatriates are resided, as it is Abidjan which has the buzzing port and hence, a lot of offices. When it comes to making purchases, a lot of […]

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10 Things to do in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

By Piyushi Dhir

10 Things To Do in Abidjan

When my hubby and I decided to move to Africa, my expectations in terms of entertainment, were low from the place. Over a year here, however, has proven that the big cities of this continent do have life and hustle-bustle! All you need to do is be ready to experiment, approach the place with an […]

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Shiv Sena Scare in Mumbai

By Piyushi Dhir

Shiv Sena Scare in Mumbai

Mumbai from the Eyes of a Delhite: Part 10[This is the tenth in a series of blogs about Mumbai]So one fine day, shortly after Diwali, I was heading to my workplace in the morning musing over how empty the roads. I guessed that many were probably on extended leave, making the most of the holiday […]

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How Diwali Transcends Differences in Mumbai

By Piyushi Dhir

Diwali in Mumbai

Mumbai from the Eyes of a Delhite: Part 9[This is the ninth in a series of blogs about Mumbai]As the unexpected October heat began giving way to a more pleasant clime, Diwali descended upon us. Our office was due to be closed for two days- Tuesday and Wednesday. Like any true bred north-Indian would, I […]

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Where Have All the Animals Gone?

By Piyushi Dhir

Where Have All the Animals Gone

“Africa?!” We routinely received startled expressions back in India when we made the decision to move to Cote D’Ivoire, Africa. The imagery that revolves in one’s mind on hearing that one word is likely to be that of deep dense forests and jungle safaris. Knowing that I live in Africa, you probably still imagine me […]

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