I spent New Year’s Eve 2011 at the Leela Palace Kempinski hotel in Bangalore. It was a magnificent palace converted into a 5-star hotel, rated as one of the best in India. The architecture and gardens of the property are worth considering a tourist destination itself! Even their restaurant is rated the best in town. … Continue reading Leela’s Lobster Malai
Hello! Consider me a self proclaimed foodie. I have a genuine passion for people, places and food. I believe that food is one thing brings us together. When we humans meet, we eat. By travelling around the world, exploring different cuisines and writing about my experiences, I want to enrich myself and my readers. Even … Continue reading Welcome to Go Eat Give!
India seems to have becomes a popular destination for many in recent years. In addition to the 5 million visitors each year, there are the corporate executives looking to expand business, spiritual seekers headed to an Ashram, novelists and films crews capturing local stories, nonprofits discovering opportunities to solve some deep rooted problems and cultural … Continue reading Bangalore, India: Offering More Than Technology
Moroccan cuisine is unlike other Arab, African or Mediterranean foods that you may be familiar with. Although it has influences from other regions around it, Moroccan gastronomy offers an interesting offering of meats, vegetables and spices. Characteristic flavorings include preserved lemons, unrefined olive juices and dried fruits. Spices such as saffron, turmeric, cumin and paprika … Continue reading An Introduction to Moroccan Cuisine
The city of Montreal is just across the border, yet an entire world away. Crowned as City of Festivals and Paris of North America, the French influences are found everywhere from architecture, language, culture to cuisine. While there are a number of great eateries to choose from, here are my personal top choices that you … Continue reading Eat Round the Clock in Montreal
My volunteer placement in Rabat, Morocco was at Le Feminin Pluriel, a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1999. This organization has a small center that focuses on women’s empowerment and educational programs. They host conferences such as the one of the Mediterranean women’s writers every year and bring in guest speakers on various topics … Continue reading Teaching English as a volunteer
Some of the volunteers from our home base have been volunteering at a local orphanage. Today I learnt a few things about the system in Morocco. For starters, most of the kids in the orphanages are boys. This is surprising to learn since it is usually more girls than boys that end up in orphanages … Continue reading Orphanages in Morocco
I was interviewed by the online magazine Do It While You’re Young in August 2010. They asked me about my passion for volunteering & where I was headed next. You can read the interview by visiting their web site.
Global Humanitarian Discussion feature interviews with passionate individuals implementing groundbreaking humanitarian campaigns around the globe. Listen to Sucheta Rawal interview with Megan Schiebe
This was my second time on a volunteer vacation abroad program. Last year I went to Russia so this year I decided to try a very different place. Africa was on top of my list of places to travel to. Luckily Cross Cultural Solutions (CCS) offers 2-12 weeks programs in Morocco. Their structure is very … Continue reading Volunteer Vacation in Morocco