Chandoli National Park Safari with Jungle Lore

View from the top of a mountain in Chandoli national park.

A much-deserved break in the Indian rains at Chandoli National Park “There’s a long weekend coming up. Let’s do a short trip together”, says my friend and boss. Happy me starts dreaming of exotic locations that I cannot afford. Of course, smart boss-friend is also on a budget like me and decides that an easy … Read more

One Wine Day: Visiting Wineries in SA!

South Africa Wine Region - TheWingedFork

It was some time ago that I visited the beautiful country of South Africa with my folks… and what an amazing experience it was! We saw plenteous stunning places, but the one that stood out the most for its scenic beauty and landscape was the Winelands. It being the first leg of our journey, we … Read more

Chiang Mai, Thailand: The Gem of the North

At The Top of Doi Ithanon - The Highest Spot in Thailand - TheWingedFork.

“Not going to Bangkok or Pattaya? Not even Krabi or Koh Samui? Are you Serious? But that’s where all our Indian brethren always go!” Our friends had a bit of a puzzled expression on their face when we announced we were off to Chiang Mai. My response was a slight grimace, followed by a long … 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