By Kellie Bright on Wed, 31/08/2011 - 11:38pm, 0 comments
After years of presenting him with the same old socks and jocks combo, why not treat your dear old dad to something different this Father's Day?
Ask the old man to take an adventure with you, and the pair of you could be jetting off somewhere exciting (but maybe don't refer to him as "old man" when you ask!). Whether it's for a bit of bonding time, or just to get him out of his comfort zone, every destination holds something exciting. Now it's up to you to help him narrow it down:
By Kellie Bright on Wed, 24/08/2011 - 1:48am, 0 comments
In a recent Facebook Q&A session, our fans jumped on board to ask India and Himalaya expert, Steve Wroe, their questions. Here are some of the highlights of our India chat, and stay tuned to see what they had in store for him regarding the Himalayas.
By Kellie Bright on Sun, 21/08/2011 - 11:45pm, 0 comments
If you're the sort of person who cooks by taste, smell and guess-timation then this is the perfect dish for you.
Submitted by a member of the Gecko's web team, this recipe has been shrouded in secrecy for many years. In fact, this is the first time it has been shared.
Not willing to reveal his name, the mysterious staff member behind its inception said: "I made this recipe up one day and have never really written it down. But it's a staple at any BBQ and is always the salad that gets finished first."
By Kellie Bright on Thu, 18/08/2011 - 12:04am, 0 comments
Tell us about yourself. Who are you? Where are you from? How long have you been travelling? What is your favourite flavour of ice cream? I'm a full time travel blogger and web entrepreneur, however in a former life I worked as a Customer Service Manager for a few start-up companies. I'm originally from Pelham, a small town just north of New York City.
By Kellie Bright on Wed, 17/08/2011 - 1:25am, 0 comments
They say if you can't handle the heat, you should get out of the kitchen. But thankfully, India has enough variety in its cuisine to allow even the most sensitive palettes to enjoy the adventure.
However, if you're the sort of person who likes their vindaloo off the charts, make sure you explain it clearly to your waiter when ordering. Often they will serve a milder version of a dish to Westerners because our version of "hot" is basically "mild" by their standards. So beware - a super hot curry in India is likely to blow your socks off!