Sandhotel, Reykjavik, Hotel Review

Sandhotel is situated in the heart of Reykjavik’s hip shopping street, Laugavegur, and is bordered by Iceland’s oldest gentleman’s tailor and a cult bakery. Warm staff and thoughtful touches including a mobile phone, and chic comfortable rooms with locally sourced organic toiletries, make it a great place to stay.

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What’s cooking, Gaggan Anand?

The 39-year-old chef’s Bangkok restaurant Gaggan, which claimed the top spot in the list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for the third time in a row, is all set to close in 2020.

Shoba Narayan brings to you a taste of his new avatar

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A woman’s love affair with jewelry

In India, every community offers their own style of covetable bangles, earrings, necklaces and anklets

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Henna Journeys

A Quest to Master the Art of Henna.
Shoba Narayan sets out to hone her mehendi craft

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Tai Chi Me for Condenast Traveler

Casting aside the yoga of her youth, Shoba Narayan turns to China’s martial arts to tame her wild emotions— and get six-pack abs in the bargain.

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My Life as a Geisha: a favorite story for Condenast Traveler US edition

What woman can’t use some lessons in feminine allure? Shoba Narayan travels to Kyoto to pick up some tips from the masters—the city’s renowned geishas. Trust us—there’s much more to Japan’s most enduring icons than white face-paint and a bee-stung pout

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5000 word feature on Mumbai for Condenast Traveler US edition

It’s nothing if not a city of contrasts. It’s ancient and modern, dirt poor and filthy rich
Shoba Narayan captures its contrasts

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Goa Grows Up: Condenast Travel October 2008 issue

Once a hippie haven where even India’s tightly chaperoned teens could turn on, tune in, and drop out, Goa has lately gone upscale. Shoba Narayan returns to a scene from her youth and finds that Goa (like the author herself) has only gotten better with age

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Mekong Bound: a river runs through it

A river runs through them, yes, but that’s not all that connects the former French colonies of Cambodia and Laos. Shoba Narayan plies Southeast Asia’s new tourist axis

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