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Author: Angela Carson

Bali

My Top 7 Sights of Asia Holiday Ideas

If you follow my YouTube channel you know that I departed India and I’m currently in Southeast Asia, spending a huge amount of my time travelling and exploring. It’s hard to deny that Asia is a continent full to the brim with beautiful sights, and…
Bali

6 Best Places to Try Your Hand at Surfing in Bali 

Bali, beautiful Bali!  Over the past 2 years I've spent about 3 months of it in Bali.  Well, Bali and Lombok ... but most of it on Bali.  And I absolutely adore that part of Indonesia.  If you’re heading to Bali anytime soon, you should…
Dining Out

Vegetarian Delight in Bangalore

Hey all, I have a fun guest post from Kristal Zhang, a former expat in India!  Kristal lived in India for a couple of years and she loved every minute of it, as it brought her out of her comfort zone. She hopes to return one…
Vlogs & Pics

[Gallery] Angela’s DNA Column + Page 3 + Interviews

Bangalore is an absolutely fun place to be a blogger and travel writer.  Here you'll find a variety of interviews, clippings from my weekly column in DNA newspaper, and fun Page 3 moments while out playing with mates in Bangalore.  The first entry dates back to…
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[Gallery] Bangalore Street Life and Sleeping Beauties

Women in burkas, nuns in belly tops, cows, stray dogs and the infamous Sleeping Beauties - just another day in Bangalore! On any given day, at any given time, you're guaranteed to walk past women wearing burkas, cute chubby-cheeked girls in frilly frocks, groups of women…
Eat & Drink

Sunday Brunch at Royal Orchid Bangalore in Limelight

Limelight is such a quaint and charming restaurant, serving traditional Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine!  TAKE MY ADVICE and reserve a gazebo just for your group. It makes brunch so much more fun and VIP feeling for some reason! I've enjoyed myself several times at Hotel Royal…
Beauty & Spas

Sohum Spa at Bangalore’s Mövenpick Hotel & Spa

Have you seen the beautiful traditional Indian interior of Sohum Spa in the Mövenpick Hotel and Spa in Bangalore yet?  They offer amazing Ayurvedic treatments and a wonderful chillout zone that had me almost napping before my treatments :) The Spa has beautifully captured the…
Eat & Drink

Obsidian, Bangalore’s Posh Art Deco Sports Bar & Lounge

Don't miss Obsidian, the poshest art deco sports bar & lounge in Bangalore!  Located in the Mövenpick Hotel & Spa, you'll enjoy an atmospheric evening with live sports and signature cocktails.  I had a blast there with friends throwing back martinis and watching them smoke Cohibas!…
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Bangalore News Flash! White Women Are Stealing Indian Men!

I love those lyrics from Can You Feel It by The Jacksons when Michael sings “All the colors of the world should be, Lovin' each other wholeheartedly.”  Sure, you and I have our differences, but that’s what makes life interesting and fun and truly wonderful. …
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Reflections from a White Woman on Dating An Indian Man

If you are a regular reader of my blog I’m sure you will be happy to learn that in January – after about 18 months – I finally met a SINGLE smart, handsome Indian power guy (ahhhh the best kind!) who I basically fell head-over-heels…
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Alila Bangalore: Best 5-Star Hotel Treasure In Whitefield

Located in Whitefield, the Alila Bangalore hotel is truly a little gold mine and from the first moment that I stepped out of the car and onto the property I started discovering its little treasures. [VIDEO] CLICK HERE to explore the property with Angela :-)…
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So Tired Of Being GROPED By Indian Men

Every time that a man thinks he can touch me without permission, for his amusement, for “fun” … it astounds me.  First, I wonder what kind of depraved LOSER is the guy that needs to cop a feel of my body to get his jollies. …
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Aloft Bangalore – Best Affordable Business Hotel in Whitefield

Until now I have abstained from reviewing 4 star hotels because of my website’s dedication to review the best-of-the-best luxury brands in Bangalore.  But that was before I learned that the wonderfully indulgent 5-star chain that I know and love so much from back home…
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Diary: I Can See The Light, But I’m Still In The Tunnel

The monsoon breeze is blowing and the rains are pouring down at our flat in Jaimahal and I’m inspired to do something I don’t normally do…write a short and honest ‘my diary’ post inspired by some things from my week. I don’t want to go…
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Confessions From A Wedding Reception In India

Recently I went to a wedding reception in Mysore.  An Indian friend of mine had just married his lovely Iranian bride and they invited hundreds of friends and family to celebrate.  There were massive outdoor tents and romantic twinkle lights, men and women dressed in…
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Bullies Come In All Shapes, Sizes and Nationalities

I’m cheesed off and have 3 stories to share! Something happened yesterday to a defenseless guy in the village I moved from in Spain that has me spitting a bit of fire.  Friends back home are trying to sort out the best next steps to…
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My Expat Story: One Year In Bangalore – Relationships

In April, 2012 I completed one year in India.  Welcome to #2 in a series of articles recounting how life has really been for me in Bangalore.  Article #1 was all about the work stuff.  Article #2 sums up dating, relationships and being a single,…
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Do Cashiers Steal More From Foreigners?

I’ve written time again about how safe Bangalore is with respect to petty crime compared to my former home in Spain.  In Barcelona, all women adopt a certain way of holding their handbag to ensure no pickpocket attacks or from thieves who cut bag straps…
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Holidays in India: My First Christmas Alone in Bangalore

This is the first year in AGES that I am spending Christmas without my daughter.  Traditionally she and I head out on a 10 day adventure that spans the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  In recent years we have taken off to Tunisia, Marrakech and…
Dining Out

In Culinary Heaven @ Spiga Restaurant Bangalore

It’s been a while since a restaurant has swept me off my feet but I am definitely feeling woo’d by Spiga in Bangalore. To be honest, I had never heard of Spiga before a month ago. I think a big reason for that is because…
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Dave Prager’s Delirious Delhi: Curious Book Launch Event

Although I can’t prove it, I swear that the cosmic universe is listening to my heart and sending me clear signals that I’m supposed to write a book.  It’s something that I have been thinking about for a few years but in very broad terms. …
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Bangalore Auto Rickshaw Survival Guide For Foreigners

Since moving to Bangalore in May, I have – hand on my heart – the most stress-free transportation situation! No more trains or commutes driving myself into work through stop and go traffic. You see, in India they drive on the left side of the…
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Feeling Sorry For Myself

I don’t often write just about me.  In fact, this might be the third time now in the 6 months since I started this blog amongst the 90+ articles that I’ve written.  But I have a writer’s block of sorts.  Not that I can’t write…
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Survival Guide: Transportation In India

Every country has its own little idiosyncrasies on the streets that make it special.  Differences with the people, with the infrastructure of the roads, and with fun things like our modes of transportation. One of my favourite countries in the world is Morocco.  I’ve only…
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Why Do So Many Indian Men Cheat?

There are so many preconceptions that I brought with me when I first moved to India.  Either misconceptions garnered from Bollywood films, which it turns out, are not the best guide for sorting out what is normal everyday life and what’s not! I really thought…
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Angela’s Guide: Instant Attraction…What Men Find Hot

I love men.  My three closest friends are men.  They are smart, sexy and fun as hell…sweet and loving and always there for me day or night.  One is from Germany, another Australia and the third from the U.K., and oddly they all live in…
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Bangalore’s Alcohol And Drug Culture

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  I have been really pleasantly surprised about the nightlife here in Bangalore.  Aside from the lack of high-end dance clubs, I mean.  So far Coco Bongo is the only place in town where I’ve been able…
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The Dark Side Of Bangalore Night Life and After-Party Scene

It hasn’t taken me long to learn that when the sun goes down, that’s when Bangalore really heats up.  This isn’t Ibiza or Los Angeles but I have to admit that for such a conservative country like India that the nightlife has pleasantly surprised me. …
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My New Job: Cricket Public Relations Here I Come!

So if you actually know me or follow my blog then you know that I packed up my life and moved to Bangalore just over 2 months ago from Barcelona for a new job as a chief officer at a services company.  I was so…
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Indian Men Can Be Very Girly

In true macho style, I am writing to you tonight from the comfort of my own sofa, flat-out lounging with my laptop on my stomach (thank you 80s California elementary school system for teaching us girls how to type properly so we could grow up…