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Discover The Pros and Cons of An Ayurveda Retreat

Flowers at a yoga retreat in India

‘Have you had a poo today?‘ the beautiful, nymph like Ayurvedic doctor innocently asks, peering intently at me across the monolithic desk in her consulting room. I almost choke on the water I am sipping, as I splutter a horrified response. It’s not considered polite conversation to discuss bodily functions over breakfast after all! I half expect Gillian McKeith to …

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Be Seduced by Mumbai on a Weekend Visit

Seduced by Mumbai at sunset

Most UK holidaymakers visiting India either head directly to the sun-kissed beaches of Goa or to Delhi and the Golden Triangle. Few think to stop in Mumbai and check out the home of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and the heady heights of Bollywood royalty. Who can blame them? First impressions are not good. It is noisy, smelly, smoggy and rampant with begging …

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Party Like a Rockstar in your own duplex Penthouse with Rooftop Jacuzzi

rooftop jacuzzi penthouse

Oh wow! I feel like I’ve been invited to an after-show party of Green Day or Kid Rock. This place is incredible, fit for Versace, David Beckham or Lady Gaga, with in your face extravagance and plenty of jaw dropping picture opportunities to make your friends back home super jealous. A Well Kept Secret Like all good things in life, …

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How Safe is Your Tackle During an Ayurveda Treatment?

Ayurveda treatments

Well let’s get one thing straight from the start, I’m far from being a prude having had my share of massages on my travels, but my first experience of an Ayurverda treatment has opened up a whole new world for me. Now, I did have some advance warning from my wife Anne, that personal modesty is almost non-existent in India, so …

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Fall in Love With the New Kid of Mumbai at Abode Bombay

Nestled in the heart of bustling Colaba, is a nondescript apartment building, dirtied by pollution and squeezed unceremoniously between some local businesses. The entryway is dingy and dusty, and a rickety lift (you know the kind where you have to drag open the metal cage door) slowly creaks its way up to the first floor. If you prefer to walk, you are …

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