Important Reasons To Hire Interior designers in Mumbai

There are certain reasons due to which you need to get in touch with interior contractors in Mumbai before renovating your old home and office. An adequate interior designer has a lot to offer in terms of designing a perfect construction plan for the given space. Hiring interior designer services in not all about designing the space with perfection, but these experts do assist in saving huge money.

Interior designers in Mumbai are extremely skilled and professional consultants who are known for making awesome designs and space planning. These individuals are fully capable of purchasing home furniture, managing huge renovation projects and even work with you or experienced architects while executing planning stages in the right manner.

Some of the best interior designers in Mumbai will try to have access to unlimited resources and will make efforts in providing amazing services which include lighting design, architectural design, plumbing fixtures, material selection and a lot more. Once you are able to hire a good interior designer, most of your space renovation issues are erased automatically.

Most of the people do believe hiring an interior designer is mere wastage of money but in reality, these designing experts can save you money. An interior designer will make efforts in avoiding costly mistakes. When you execute services of interior designers in Mumbai, you are served with effective space planning along with the development of preliminary budgets.

When you work on your own and try to act as an interior decorator, you are bound to make some costly mistakes like wrong material selection, inappropriate lighting, bad finishes and poor looking furnishings. Some of the interior designers will also allow you purchase the luxury furniture at wholesale prices. These designers will use their contacts and get you the best possible deals.

Just apart from saving money, interior designers in Mumbai are well known for eradicating stress. They will take care of all important and minute aspects which are tough to handle at your own level. An interior designer will make all sorts of arrangements and work with different construction industry professionals in order to get the job done with perfection.

We all know, how much stressful the interior designing process is as there are countless aspects to worry about.  Interior designer will manage the entire process for you and will carry out renovation in a smooth manner.

The sole aspect of concern while dealing with interior designers in Mumbai is the selection of one appropriate option out of many available. Some of the interior designers are nothing more than garbage stuff and will only create a huge hole in your pocket without delivering desired outcomes. One needs to avoid these useless designers and only hire the ones with accurate skills and experience.

In order to simplify the interior designer selection process, make a little effort and explore a good number of online sources. Try to get aware about the services offered by different designers, compare their prices and make the call which fits your demands and budget.

My guide to Chiapas, Mexico



I went to Mexico just before my last flight for two weeks and I have to say it was two of the best weeks of my life. Mexico is a beautiful country with gorgeous, friendly welcoming people.
I started off in Cuernavaca for a few days meeting my then-boyfriend Gabriel’s family, before heading south to Chiapas.

Although I had a real-life-Mexican travel buddy to help me with getting by in Spanish (just as well really as he turned out to be a lousy Spanish teacher. If you’re reading this Gabriel, you know it’s true!) language isn’t really a barrier for English speakers in Mexico. People seemed totally willing and able to speak English with me and also seemed to enjoy my occasional terrible Espanol.
Then again I have the added benefit that people look at me and instantly assume I can’t speak Spanish. Anyone who had spent a significant length of time in a Spanish speaking country couldn’t be as pale as me. It’s a biological impossibility. Probably…
What I loved about Chiapas was that it really isn’t an international holiday spot. We were there (although we didn’t realise it till we tried to get our stand-by flights home via the US) during Spring Break. It was by no means busy and most other holiday-makers were from elsewhere in Mexico or Latin America.
Feeling like you’re on holiday somewhere really untapped by foreigners makes you feel all warm and smug!

My best smug face, truly magnified by my massive Mexican sombrero


So as I mentioned above my ex is Mexicano, which is probably the only reason I went to Mexico. Not that I didn’t like the idea of going or anything. Obviously I want to go everywhere. However, ambition doesn’t work if it’s not calculated somehow, right?
With travel, you need to prioritise based on what you want to see. For me Mexico just never really made the cut, which now seems bizarre because I loved it so much.
I think the real testament to Mexico’s amazingness is my ability to still love it despite a pretty nasty break-up with the man I went there with.
Memories, sadly, aren’t untarnishable and for me some cities (such as Paris) have been tainted by bad memories. Chiapas, fortunately, isn’t one of them (sorry though Cuernavaca, you probably are).
So hopefully I’m going to show you guys why Mexico should be on your bucket list!A little bit magical
The one place around Cuernavaca I think I would dare to go back to is Tepoztlán.
The way my ex described it to me was ‘a magical town, lost in time.’
This made me laugh every time he said it (which was a lot actually) because it sounds completely ridiculous, but it’s also very accurate.

Beautiful murals in the ‘magical town, lost in time.’
Tepoztlan is a historic little village with a big market, loads of proper Mexican food (I’d leave the crickets though. They’re nice and crunchy, but they taste like weird raisins) and a big church. I bought some lovely stuff here, including a huge sombrero because everyone was terrified I was going to burn. Tepoztlan is really cute and felt totally authentic.

Me, Gabriel and more importantly, my massive sombrero
This was the kind of thing I loved about Mexico. To me Mexicans just seem like such entrepreneurial people. If people are good at making something, whatever it is, they make it and sell it.
At least in my experience, Mexican’s are amazing at making lemonade out of lemons too. This is some I hugely admire and is a skill I long to have myself.

The Tepoztlan marketAll the nature
What I really loved about Chiapas was the nature. Pretty much everything we did was somehow nature based, because Chiapas is a beautiful green part of the world. I’ll mainly let the pictures do the talking from here on in, but here’s where we went. I would recommend a visit to all these places.El Cañón del Sumidero

The gorgeous green canyon
This was our first tour (of many) in Chiapas, which was conducted once in Spanish then again in English, solely for my benefit… oops! Fortunately on the rest of the tours there was at least one other taker for the English tour.
El canon, aside from being stunning, has:


A cave of colours which has the image of the Virgin of Guadeloupe inside along with candles and fresh flowers

A mountain side which looks like a Christmas tree (Árbol de Navidad)
Annnddd when you reach the end, there’s a small boat where locals sell you snacks and drinks, including ice cold beer!Las Lagos de Montebello
This area has a bunch of lakes that are straight-up stunning. We rafted across one, which was in a beer advert (if memory serves, Corona) because it has a beautiful little island in the middle. This place is pretty much a paradiseCascada el Chiflon
If you’ve read any of my non-city based blogs, you’ll know that nature has a tendency to overwhelm me. When I saw the Aurora Borealis I practically wept and when I saw Gulfoss waterfalls in Iceland I shed a tear too. This wasn’t the first waterfall that was beautiful enough to make me a little emotional though.
El Chiflon is such a suspenseful experience. It’s a long walk through multiple smaller waterfalls, with glimpses of the big one ahead in the distance. It’s amazing and exciting and when I finally reached the top I felt exhilarated, with the water pounding down right in front of me; it was so refreshing and so beautiful. So obviously I cried a little bit.Palenque Mayan ruins
The Palenque Mayan ruins are a lot like Chitzinita, but, according to Gabriel, much better. These ruins are incredible. There are several temples and structures for you to explore and they’re all surprisingly intact given their age. Be warned though, there are loads of dragonflies! Cascadas de Agua Azul
Because I bloody love waterfalls, obviously we went and found some more. These ones aren’t as tall as el Chiflon but the structures are amazing and you can get a little raft thing to pull you along in front of the main waterfall here. It’s kind of budget, but a perfect example of the entrepreneurial spirit in Mexico I was talking about above.The traditional communities
The final place I’ll mention is the indigenous community we went to see. We stayed in San Cristobal de las Casas which is another historical town. It’s small but beautiful and known for its amber and chocolate. I can’t comment on the amber, but the hot chocolate was pretty amazing.
Near San Crisobal is a local community which we arranged a tour to see. I’ll be totally honest, this is not my kind of thing. I don’t think culture is something to invade and gawp at. Especially when a community has worked so hard to preserve its heritage.
That being said, you should go here.
These communities rely on tourism for money, charging even for photos outside of the various churches. From what the tour guide said indigenous communities in Mexico get a pretty rough ride, being on the receiving end of a lot of prejudice. If you don’t feel comfortable paying for pictures with locals, they sell beautiful sewn and woven items including scarfs, tapestries and clothes. The scarf I bought is possibly the warmest item of clothing I own and I love it. Buy here knowing your money is going somewhere it’s needed and will go far.
So guys, that’s my experience of Mexico. I hope you feel suitably inspired by the pictures and maybe even my words! Hopefully, I’ve even fulfilled my goal of convincing you to give it a place on your bucket list. As always I’d love to hear from you so let me know your thoughts and feelings in the comments.
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Explore Cape Cod and The Beaches

Cape Cod House Sunset

Cape Cod National Seashore
The Cape is known for its stunning beaches, and has approximately 115 beaches you can explore. I love to walk on the sandy beaches. As I look out into the vast ocean I stand on the beach digging my toes into the wet, warm sand. The sound of the ocean fills my ears as I feel the cold water come rushing around my feet.
The poet Henry David Thoreau, who is also an avid nature enthusiast, captures the essence of Cape Cod’s natural beauty lies in its shores.  “We went to see the ocean, and that is probably the best place of all our coast to go to. If you go by water, you may experience what it is to leave and to approach these shores; you may see the stormy petrel by the way, thalassodroma, running over the sea, and if the weather is but a little thick, may lose sight of the land in mid-passage. I do not know where there is another beach in the Atlantic States, attached to the mainland, so long, and at the same time so straight and completely uninterrupted by creeks or coves or fresh-water rivers and marshes.”

Outer Cape Cod Beach
Besides the stunning beaches, Cape Cod has many different towns to explore, and it is divided into Upper, Middle and Lower Cape. Depending on where you go on Cape Cod there are many places to explore and fun things to do with the family. I am exhilarated to be visiting Cape Cod and the beaches with my family soon. I decided to do some surfing the Internet for fun travel places and things to do in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  I found a couple of fun articles  links below. Have you visited Cape Cod please share your fun experiences with us. We look forward to hearing from you.

1.  20 Fun things to do with kids on the Cape
2. Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau  (Click on Cape Cod Guide to Beaches)
3. Scot Miller’s special preview HD video on “Cape Cod: Illustrated Edition of the American Classic”


4. Trip Advisor: Explore Cape Cod
5. Trip Advisor: Things To Do On Cape Cod

Dining in Manchester

Dining in Manchester

If you’re planning a trip to Manchester, here are a few restaurants you have to try. Being in Manchester for a long time, I’ve tried almost every restaurant in the city. These are my favourites.

If you’ve not yet booked a hotel to stay in, I would highly recommend that you check out the HotelGods websites. They have an awesome post which lists the best cheap hotels in Manchester which is a must read for anyone looking to visit Manchester.

Here’s the list :

Bistro West 156

In the suburbs of West Didsbury, Bistro West 156 serves European cuisine. This simple little neighborhood restaurant offers great meals from their kitchen, and the prices are definitely reasonable. The atmosphere is unhurried and casual. Some menu choices include cheese souffle, Spanish chicken, and rump steak. Making advanced reservations and arriving early are recommended.

Gusto Restaurant and BarIn Didsbury, Manchester

Gusto serves New York style Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch as well as by reservation and for late night. The menu items range from traditional to modern like pizza baked in a wood fired oven and premium beef steaks aged for almost a month. The plate portions are generous. The service is fast and the servers are friendly. Other favorites include seafood like Sea Bass and lobster.

Sapporo Tapanyaki

One of downtown Manchester’s most popular restaurants, Sapporo Tapanyaki serves Japanese and Southeast Asian cuisine. The food is medium in price, but diners usually come for the experience as each guest has a front row seat while their food is cooked with great show on an open grill. The experts know how to entertain. Stir fried rice and potatoes, jumbo prawns, and numerous vegetables are choices from which to order. Noodles and vegetarian meals are also options. For guests who are celebrating a birthday, the staff members present a free dessert, sing, and play bongo drums.

Saray Cafe Bar

Serving Turkish cuisine in the suburb of Chorlton, Saray is a family restaurant serving delicious food. Each dish is an excellent value for the menu pricing, and this establishment offers superb service with the meal. Spicy seasoned salad with feta cheese, rice, marinated chicken and lamb skewers are some of the loved menu items. Meatballs and falafels are tasty starters, and they serve Baklava on the dessert menu. Portions are generous. As far as the atmosphere, the staff members are welcoming and friendly so that all guests feel right at home.

The Rose Garden

Fine dining for a medium price in West Didsbury, The Rose Garden on Burton Road offers fantastic food and a delightful dining experience. English fizz, chicken livers, and risotto are some of the menu options. Cheesecakes and chocolate and orange tarts are sumptuous dessert items. Refreshing with innovative presentation, this restaurant makes eating out a pleasure. The establishment is open late, and booking ahead is recommended.

My Favourite Things to Do in Toronto

dance classes Toronto

Toronto already hosts a lot of different things to do, even if you are in the market for dance classes Toronto.

People from all over the world come to visit this beautiful area as there is something for everyone to do, even if it is really doing nothing at all. The scenery is nice to look at, there are plenty of attractions for all ages, lots of family excursions, a great nightlife, and is just an overall great atmosphere to be around.

If you are looking to travel somewhere and have not picked your destination hotspot, give Toronto a try and see why it is as popular as it has ever been.

Dance classes are something that a lot of people interested in the performing arts may want to get involved in. Not only that, but if you are just looking to attend classes to sweep that special someone off their feet, or just want to learn to dance for your own personal gain, Toronto offers that for those individuals as well. Everyone should know how to dance as dancing is freeing and a great way to express yourself.

These dance classes come highly recommended and are a great way to stay fit, stay active, and provide an outlet for people needing something to do.

On multiple TV channels, there are constant shows broadcasting about dancing and being expressive. Dancing is more popular than it has ever been and that is thanks to the actions of people who run the dance classes in Toronto. Along with just learning how to dance, you are complimenting other things to do in Toronto also like experiencing the nightlife and other local scene.

There is a music culture for people of all backgrounds, thus enabling those dancing classes to come in handy in a variety of situations. When people think of dancing, usually ballroom or even salsa comes to mind. There are all sorts of styles of dance; all you have to do is the pick the one that is right for you.

Whether you want to breakdance, ballroom, salsa, slow dance, Moomba, or any other style that suits you, Toronto offers just that. It is important to pick something that is unique to you and fits your personality completely. It is easy to tell people who dance because they feel they need to and people that dance their own way because it is who they are. Be that person, attend the dance classes in Toronto, and see what they can provide for you.

Three Must Visit Places in Holland


The Netherlands certainly isn’t the biggest country in Europe but if you’re heading there on a city break, there definitely isn’t enough time to explore everything the country has to offer. As a result, it’s important to create a list detailing your must-visit areas in the country.
Here’s just a handful of great places in Holland that might make your list…




For those who have been to the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam needs no introduction. For the uninitiated, Amsterdam is a world-class city full of stunning canals, authentic architecture and an unrivalled culture full of openness and steeped in history. Indeed, several canals surrounding Amsterdam’s Centraal Station have been added to the UNESCO Heritage list due to their history and tourists can navigate their way around the capital via a set of canal buses, ensuring the nickname ‘the Venice of Northern Europe’ is more than apt.

You’ll find more than enough museums to keep you entertained and educated over the weekend (Amsterdam has the highest museum density in the world) while, for the night-owls among us, the city’s coverage of pubs and nightclubs makes it an important centre for European clubbing.




Lisse is only a 35-minute bus ride from Schiphol airport; a trip that you won’t regret if you’re travelling in Holland during the spring. The city welcomes nearly 800,000 visitors during the two months of spring thanks to the Keukenhof, the ‘garden of Europe’ and Lisse’s main attraction.
More than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths bloom in the spring, making for an extravagant floral exhibition. It is a breathtaking display of both colour and fragrance, meaning the Keukenhof is not only a visual experience but an olfactory one too.
Despite having the same name, Castle Keukenhof is not part of the park. It is, however, an important structure in the city and the castle’s estate comprises the case, 200 hectares of forest and a gorgeous park.



If you have any interest in the history of the Netherlands then Utrecht is a must-visit. Full of medieval castles and old world structure, the city is actually surround by a moat that forms a ring around it, creating a water-based perimeter. It retains a number of buildings from the Early Middle Ages and the city is built around the Dom Tower, a 600-year old structure.
Utrecht isn’t just historic buildings and castles, though. Cellar cafés and terraces dominate the streets while a superb shopping district is lined against the city’s canals. Utrecht is also a university town so you’ll find some of the country’s brightest and boldest students around the heart of the city.

These are just three of the best areas of the Netherlands but there are many more cities and towns to explore if you have enough time.

Den Haag, Kinderdijk, Delft, Maastricht, Enkhuisen, Rotterdam, Haarlem and more are all worth a visit in the future. If you run out of time, start thinking about booking a second trip as soon as you get back; you won’t regret heading to the Netherlands.

The Top 10 Spots For Diving in Europe

Scuba Diving Europe

Here are the top 10 spots for diving in Europe.

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Korcula, one of Croatia’s biggest islands, is stunning and it’s the same story underwater. Red corals and sponges, colourful blennies and chromis crowd the rocky substrate, and octopuses stalk the rocks. Technical divers will enjoy the challenge of visiting the wreck of a B17 Flying Fortress bomber that lies at around 70m close to the island of Vis. This is also one of the best places to visit in Croatia.


Sardinia and Corsica are separated by the Straits of Bonifacio. The current between the two encourages bigger fish such as large grouper. On the Sardinian side is also the wreck of the 6,000-ton freighter, the Angelica.


There are several interesting wrecks to explore here, like the Sirio passenger liner, which sank in 1906. The reefs also attract the full range of Mediterranean marine life.


An ideal diving classroom thanks to the calm, clear waters of the central Mediterranean. There are a few wrecks to dive, too, such as the British submarine HMS Stubborn. Nearby, the rocky sister island of Gozo is famed for its dive sites such as the Blue Hole, the Inland Sea and the Coral Cave.


Check out the wartime wreck of the Capua, allegedly set on fire rather than be captured by a British submarine. Nearby Ustica Island boasts schooling amberjack and barracuda, and an intricate undersea cave system.


Portofino has some of Italy’s finest fish restaurants thanks to its underwater fish store! A dive centre at nearby Santa Margherita is convenient for the Portofino marine reserve and its rare red coral.


Gorgonian fan corals adorn the undersea walls of the Medas Islands, suggesting you are diving somewhere more exotic. Founded in 1983, the marine reserve protects an area that had been popular with divers from the time when red coral was harvested for jewellery.


The tiny, rocky outpost of Alboran is reached by dive boats from harbours around Malaga. Its remoteness makes it one of the most pristine dive sites in the western Med and a great place to see pilot whales and schooling dolphin.


The island of El Hierro is part of the Canary Islands, and can be reached by ferry from Tenerife. Diving in Atlantic tropical waters means more tropical species can be seen than in the Mediterranean. Trumpetfish are common, while spiny pufferfish, bright parrotfish and huge groupers hang around the reefs. But the stars of the show are easily the numerous stingrays.


Schools of silvery barracuda gather in their thousands near dramatic Isla Dragonera. In the channel itself, off Port Andratx, lies the wreck of a fishing boat that makes a highvoltage dive because it’s home to a high number of moray eels and congers, too.

Beach Ideas


Ile de re beach, France
1. The Atlantic Coast of France is frequently overlooked, but it has miles of spectacular beaches complete with sand dunes and crashing surf. We recommend family-friendly self-catering.
2. Croatia has one of Europe’s most beautiful coastlines with great opportunities for boat trips to idyllic islands. Choose from a handpicked selection of hotels, guesthouses, villas and apartmentsand check out the latestspecial offers.
3. Head to the Baltic and discover one of Europe’s secret gems. If you’re looking for gorgeous beaches on a budget, we reckon that Lithuania’s Curonian Spit is just about perfect.
4. For value, it’s hard to beat a holiday parc in Brittany. You’ll find everything on site to entertain children of all ages and you can pick up some great special offers. If you want a bit of luxury with gourmet meals laid on, consider a hotel in Normandy.
5. We rate Corsica as one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean, yet few Brits know it well. The beaches are superb and ideal for young children.
6.Sardinia is a great family holiday destination. The island boasts some of the finest, unspoilt beaches in Europe, plus it has great child-friendly hotels, gorgeous villas and low-cost flights. Check out the latest special offers.
7. Off the French Atlantic coast, the Ile de Re is a superb place to take kids: rent bikes or take your own and you can explore the island’s beaches, markets and pine forests on endless cycle paths. Again, self-catering is the way to go.

TripAdvisor has recently come up with a list of the 25 Top Beaches 

Caracas – A Brief Guide



It is a modern, dynamic large metropolis, which was not spared all urban problems – crime, stratification of residents and the environment.

The city and its suburbs in a separate metropolitan area, an area of 1900 square meters. km. Population (including suburbs) – about 3.3 million. People. But according to unofficial statistics are concentrated at least 4.5 million.

People, or one sixth of all Venezuelans. Most of the residents in Caracas – Spanish-Indian mestizos, thoroughbred Indians have less than 2 percent. About 20 percent of the genes are European immigrants, 10 percent – Negroid. And a large proportion of the population are migrants from the border with  Venezuela’s state – Colombia.

From Caracas to the nearest sea coast 13-14 km, it is built in a broad valley of the Andes, at an altitude of 900 meters or more above sea level. This arrangement led to the city increased seismic activity in its territory. Several times in its history in 1755, 1812 and 1900 the strongest earthquake almost completely destroyed the Venezuelan capital.

The city is located on the border of the transition from temperate forests to alpine meadows “paramo”. And in the remaining forests of the Caribbean Andes, of course, outside the city limits, you can find quite rare animals – the jaguar, ocelot, puma, Taira several primate species, otters, porcupines, tapirs and bakers.

At the site of the destroyed Spanish Indian settlement tribe “Caracas” city laid the conquistador Diego de Losada (1567). The initial call him Santiago de León de Caracas.City repeatedly plundered by pirates. In 1777 he was awarded the status of the capital of Venezuela, while still a Spanish colony. Which began in the early 19th century, the struggle for freedom from the Spanish crown, in 1811 over the declaration of independence of the South American country.

It happened a memorable event for the country in Caracas, during a meeting of the National Congress. But  Spain was not going to give up so easy. And Venezuela still had many years of war for the right to be called free.

It was only in 1830, Caracas was recognized as the capital of the Republic of Venezuela.Old colonial buildings was largely lost during the “oil boom” of the 20th century.

In Caracas were built entire neighborhoods of modern skyscrapers, which further increased the contrast between rich and poor areas of the city.In Caracas, many museums, several universities and academies, eight colleges of music and art, and a network of international non-governmental organizations.

There are theaters and theater halls and a large botanical garden, a collection which is famous around the world. Venezuelans are big fans of the sport, built in his capital two football stadium (35 and 25 thousand. Viewers) and the baseball stadium (33 million viewers)

.To see more of the cultural, historical and architectural landmarks of Caracas, you need to go to the oldest surviving part of the city – “El Centro”. Many memorable buildings and sites located around the Plaza de Bolivar.One of the biggest shopping centers of the city is the trade center of San Ignacio , which was built in 1998.

His architectural project to develop and implement Carlos Gomez De Larena. He becomes more popular every year, and the number of customers increased annually by 10 percent. Here the mass fashion boutiques, restaurants, movie theaters and other places of entertainment.

Shopping center like to visit not only the citizens, but also commuters Caracas.Tourists prefer to shop on the streets of Sabana Grande, in the heart of the city. It is very colorful, noisy and crowded (to watch out for pickpockets). Here you can buy a variety of local Venezuelan souvenirs and sample the local cuisine.

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