Why Visit Switzerland?

Pixabay image of Offbeat swiss motels

Why visit Switzerland? What makes Switzerland so special? What are the things we love about Switzerland? Here are the top reasons to visit Switzerland!

51 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Asia to Visit

St Augustines Tower in Goa , India - Pic by Abby from The Winged Fork

We were having a chat about the number of UNESCO sites in Asia that we’ve visited. And it seems my percentage of World Heritage Sites is really really small. So I asked my friends who have visited more places than me, ‘Which are some of the most amazing must-visit World Heritage Sites in Asia?’ And … Read more

30+ Weird Foods of the World to Taste

Collage of weird foods from around the globe.

We were having a chat about the unusual food people eat in different cultures, and Laura said, “You know some people eat every part of the fish”. I said “Yeah, we do too! The fins, the eyes, everything.” And that started a long conversation about how my culture eats goat trotters, goat tripe, oxtail stew, … Read more

50+ Popular Drinks to try around the World

Some popular Herbes brands - By Paps from TheWingedFork

Ever had this happen? Travelled on holiday to a new city and after a fun day sightseeing, dropped into that famous café or bar and got stumped looking at the bar drinks list. Yep, that’s happened to me. What should I drink? What drink is famous in this city? What’s on the list of top … Read more

Top Water Sports Destinations In The World

Kayaking at Cala Blava in Mallorca - By Abby from TheWingedFork

It’s summer somewhere in the world right now! We’re lucky we live on a blue dot that has summer in some place no matter the time of the year; and there are always some nice holiday destinations that are perfect for water sports. My friends and I have put together a list of the best … Read more

Kaka Baptista East Indian Museum in Mumbai

Old East Indian artifacts - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

My family always talks about how our great-grandfather Joseph Frank Rebello was the secretary to Kaka Baptista, the great freedom fighter. So it was necessary to visit the museum dedicated to him in Manori, Kaka Baptista East Indian Museum. How to get to the East Indian Museum in Manori? The East Indian Museum is in … Read more

60 Best Street Food in Europe You Must Eat

Crispy shells stuffed with various sweet ingrediants from many places around the island - Pic by Laura from The Travelling Stomach

Food makes the world go round. Doesn’t it? Okay, maybe my world and that of my fellow foodie friends. Whether it’s in unusual and quirky cafes, or right on the street, we think that some of the best street foods in the world are European dishes. Do they taste better than American fare, Latin American … Read more

What’s for dessert in different cultures?

What's for Dessert?

What’s for dessert? I love dessert! Don’t you? So I’ve asked a few friends of mine to list the best desserts in their cultures. So here we have it – yummy desserts, Italian desserts, simple desserts, quick easy desserts, chocolate desserts, tasty desserts, light desserts, french desserts, fun desserts, summer desserts. Everything from great desserts to amazing desserts in different countries … Read more

Mumbai City Guide: Bombay – City of Dreams

Marine Drive in Mumbai, India - By Vikram Adani

Bombay, the city of dreams, that’s where I live. My Bombay. Or should I say my Mumbai? I’m an East Indian from Mumbai, or Bombay as we still like to call it. Bombay from the Portuguese meaning ‘good bay’ or Mumbai from the Goddess ‘Mumba’. Of course we’ve had a lot of names over the … Read more

What’s for dinner in different cultures (countries)?

"Ki tin pa come" - Aruba by Michele Peterson from A Taste for Travel

What’s for dinner? A question as important as asking about breakfast or dessert. What’s for dinner tonight? Is there any dinner? What’s easy to cook for dinner tonight? What can we make for dinner? Supper? Wat eten we vanavond? Vad blir det till middag? You cooking up a feast there? Beth sydd i swper? Kin Khao? Kas … Read more

What’s for breakfast in different countries (cultures)?

What’s for brekky? – Allison from Las Vegas, USA

What’s for breakfast in different cultures and countries across the world? What’s for breakfast mom? What’s for breakfast darling? What’s for breakfast nan? What’s for breakfast at the cafe? What’s for breakfast honey? I’m hungry. What’s for breakfast? Is there any breakfast? Ever wondered what to have for breakfast? Some of these may be healthy breakfast … Read more

Ramzan/Ramadan at Mohammed Ali Road, Mumbai

Tiranga-chicken- Ramadan-Mumbai---TheWingedFork

Ramadan or Ramzan is a Muslim celebration of when the Quran was revealed to the prophet Muhammad. Fasting is necessary for Muslims who aren’t sick, elderly, menstruating, breastfeeding, pregnant or travelling. It’s one of the famous Five Pillars of Islam. My Muslim friends fast from dawn till dusk, and don’t have sex, eat, drink, or smoke. … Read more

Best local Ice Creams in the World

Walnut-Crunch-ice-cream---K-Rustom's---Ritesh---TheWingedFork

Bells ringing, childhood memories. The ice cream cart comes to our neighborhood, but here in Bombay it’s kulfi. Sometimes it’s the kulfi man with the basket on his head announcing his arrival. ‘Kulfi-eaah’. As kids we used to run happily for ice cream or kulfi. That instant brain freeze when you bite, the cool feeling … Read more

Bryant Park in Kodaikanal, India

Plant and flower hedges cut to say Bryant Park.

When you’re looking for places to visit in Kodaikanal hill station in Tamil Nadu, Bryant Park shows up in the top 10. This South Indian nature park set up in 1908 by H.D.Bryant covers 20 acres in Palani Hills opposite Coakers Walk on the East of Kodaikanal Lake.

My Hiking Gear Wish List

Image of waterfall with hiking gear wishlist as caption.

So after doing a couple of hiking trips with friends and borrowing or renting equipment every time I go, I figured it was time to buy some of my own. So here’s my wish list that my fairy godmother or fairy godfather will soon buy for me. Well, a girl can hope can’t she? 😉 … Read more

Offbeat Occitanie towns in South West France

Sunset at the Château de Montaigut - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

France has so much to see for the tourist that wants to go beyond Paris and Antibes and the regular touristic locations. Going beyond takes you to see those hidden parts that most people don’t really visit. For example, the Occitanie region is in the South West of France and is famous for many medieval … Read more

Dinner at K+K am Waagplatz, Salzburg, Austria

Wild-dinner at Koller - TheWingedFork

It was pretty late by the time we got into Salzburg on the Eurail and checked into our hotel, Der Salzburger Hof. It was hardly a 10-minute walk from the Salzburg train station aka Salzburg Hauptbahnhof; and thankfully we were in the main part of the hotel and not the annex. So smile 🙂 Anyway, … Read more

11 Things to do in Feldkirch, Austria

View-of-Feldkirch-from-Schattenburg---TheWingedFork

Feldkirch is a medieval town in the mountainous state of Voralberg in Austria. It was the last stop of our journey through Austria. The reason we chose to stay in Feldkirch? We wanted to see Liechtenstein. Yeah, we wanted to get that 2 Euro stamp on our passport saying we had visited the 6th smallest … Read more

Visiting Seegrotte’s underground Blue Lake

View of the underground lake tunnel at Seegrotte Austria.

A Lake Under A Lake Under A Mountain! Seegrotte’s underground Blue Lake, and the tale to go with it. Gluck Auf! So as I was saying last week, it turned out to be a bargain. For around 49 Euros each we got to see Heiligenkreuz Abbey, Karmel Mayerling, and Seegrotte Hinterbrühl, and didn’t have to … Read more

Heiligenkreuz, Mayerling, and Scary Voices

Chapel of the dead at Karmel Mayerling in Austria.

Being woken up in Graz by a scary voice Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? I was woken up in the middle of the night by a low repetitive voice that almost scared me witless. After turning on the night lamp in our hotel room in Graz, … Read more

Review: Brettlejause at Buschenschank Schaar

Stefanie and Sarah at Buschenschank Schaar - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

What’s A Buschenschank? A buschenschank is a Styrian tavern run by local winemakers where they can also sell this year’s wine under special during four fall months. It is very similar to a Strausswirtschaften in Germany or the heuriger in Eastern Austria. We had seen a few heurigers in Vienna, the wine city, but hadn’t … Read more