In Love with Langkawi

I have been in love with Langkawi since 2015 when I went with my family and stayed in Westin, probably one of the Top 5 places there to stay.

We had to do it again for a girl’s trip.

Bay View, Westin Langkawi

We chose Westin again and were not disappointed. The view that awaited us as we arrived was spectacular. The hotel has 2 main pools and 2 infinity pools, a kickass club and awesome restaurants. It is situated near the pier, in Kuah, near to the local markets and the Eagle Square, the pride of the town.

It has its private beach where you can go for a spa or even attend a wedding!

Juhi, at the Westin beach.

Our itinerary was not locked and we took each day as it came, going by our mood and Langkawi’s rainy weather.

Our first day, we only checked out the property and chilled at the pool.

The second day, we decided to go sightseeing. Grab cabs are the way to travel within the city, turns out to be much cheaper than a rental car.

Langkawi Nature / Bird park is a good place to spend a day. Variety of birds is huge and you can see them from up close. Beautiful white peacocks are a must-see.

link:https://langkawiwildlifepark.com/

With the Majestic White Peacock at the Nature Park
Inside the reserve

The 3rd day was Oriental village, Langkawi Cable Car and Skybridge. The oriental village is sort of their Delhi Haat, but the new attractions are mindblowing, like the Trick Eye museum and the Dome.

Getting to the skybridge after the cable car,on foot, is the day’s cardio, but is quite an experience. The views of the mountain range are spectacular and you might just befriend a family of monkeys.

link http://www.panoramalangkawi.com/

Langkawi Sky Bridge (Where DON was shot)

Peak of Gunung Machinchang

We also decided to go ziplining at Umgawa and what an experience it was! Do hire a personal photographer as the pictures are definitely going to be worth it.

link https://www.ziplinelangkawi.com/

We spent the last day shopping at Kuah and the Langkawi Fair mall, which is right opposite the Eagle Square. The amount of chocolates we bought can put school kids to shame!

All in all, this place is not only beautiful, serene and calm, but also safe for women travellers, unlike some of our well travelled places in India. (Wait for our next blog!)

The Float, at the Westin Langkawi, signifies the entire trip for me. Serenity surrounded by beauty.

Our sojourn to the LilFlea 2019

With Sugandha @shoesyourdaddy

Going to Delhi from Gurgaon, with 4 kids between us, is a logistical nightmare. But this is the first year of Lil Flea in Delhi and we had to go!

It was a 3 day fest of food, clothes, accessories and shoes, with live music and a book exchange.

By the time we reached, through a Hellish Uber ride and 2 km walk, we were famished. But the food stalls were not up and running by then so we looked around and found ourselves in Clothes Heaven!

We ended up at several amazing sustainable clothing brands like @sundarii_handmade, @redsisterblue, @attibotextiles, @queenbeedysn, prathaa.in and my favorite artist @shoesyourdaddy. I have had a pair of Vans painted by Sugandha @Shoesyourdaddy and this time I ordered the same Van Gogh print on my denim jacket. She is amazingly talented and a wonderful person.

Some jewellery brands like @bhavyarameshjewellery had really innovative and different stuff.

Some of the brands there were exorbitantly priced, but I guess that’s the price you pay for being in Delhi!

Finally by 1 pm, the food stalls started to show some activity and our stomachs were rumbling. The food selection was pretty amazing and totally killed our collective sensible diet plans! The stall of @cake.n.up was pretty good and so were their cakes and pops. Special mention to their Paan Pop.

We also bought kachoris and some pickles from Spice Co. Delicious stuff. It left us asking for more.

The arrangements for music and audience was great too. Mattresses and futons, little tents strewn around the stage.

All in all, we had a great time. Cannot wait for next year’s edition.

Jab we met

The year was 2012, I joined a Facebook group for fitness, as I was just starting my fitness journey and needed motivation. I saw Juhi’s posts on that group and found that we thought alike. We soon realised that we lived in the same city and decided to meet.

All I remember is having deep respect for this creature and instant friendship.

And the rest is, as they say, history.

We are literally thick as thieves and share our love for travel, food, fitness and fashion!

This little blog is going to be a little treasure trove of memories and good times that we have shared and the joy this friendship has brought to our lives.

Juha-I love u man!