How good is the Camelbak Arc Quick Grip?

3 years ago today, I bought myself a super useful water bottle, the Camelbak Arc Quick Grip. How do I know it was 3 years ago today, do I hear you ask? Through my photo archive, that’s how. I took the photos used in this review on the day I...

Crazy Rich Asians

Loved the book. Loved the movie. “Crazy Rich Asians” is a happy, feel-good, rom-com with a twist. Which is…that every single actor is Asian.  I think there might have been a few, inconsequential non-Asians in crowd scenes, but all the parts, big or small, belong to Asians, and there was...

How good are ASICS running shorts?

Dislosure first. Along with about 30 other people in my running group, I was given the shorts I am about to review by ASICS, as part of our team kit for the Ladakh Marathon last month. By way of background, I live in New Delhi, India, in a society not...

EATHAI

There are food courts in malls the world over. And then there’s Eathai in Bangkok’s Central Embassy Mall. Eathai is in a class of its own, and deservedly so. Amazing food, amazing variety of cuisines, and all served with elegance and – important in a food court where there are...

Aladdin in New Delhi

Come on, Delhites! Wake up! If you haven’t ready been to see “Aladdin”, do so now! Judging by the tragically more-than-half-empty auditorium last night, people are not exactly flocking to see this great musical production. In the short speech of thanks after the show, the director Shruti Sharma specifically thanked...

Another Hound Café in Bangkok

In Bangkok last week, our family had the usual issues of finding a mutually acceptable restaurant for our complicated dietary set-up.  Namely: 1 carnivore who is highly allergic to any seafood.  Even a hint provokes rapid & very bad reactions + 1 carnivore who will eat some shellfish but is...

How good are La Sportiva G2 SM climbing boots?

Although I have climbed a few mountains, I still feel a tad wary of describing myself as a “mountaineer”.  So this review of my new La Sportiva G2 SM climbing boots might not be full of pukka technical terms, but it most definitely comes from the heart. By way of...

White Magic Adventure Travel does it again!

It is almost 5 years since I was introduced to the best climbing and trekking company in India – there you go, colours nailed firmly to the mast! – and the high standards of WM never cease to amaze.  And impress.  And reassure. I just returned a few days ago...

How good are “Nature Forever” bird feeders?

They are brilliant. End of review. Seriously, what’s not to like about the Nature Forever range of bird feeders, which are very reasonably priced, available here in India on Amazon (don’t worry – the relevant links are below) and, in our case at least, have attracted loads of birds and...

FULLMOON CAFE, Havelock Island

Revisiting the Andamans after many, many years, it was as though we were discovering the islands for the first time, so much had things changed. One of the lovely discoveries we made was the trendy Fullmoon Café on Havelock Island, which was not only the eatery for our little hotel,...

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My name is Christine Pemberton, I'm British, and a full-time resident of Delhi. India is my forever home.

In this review blog, I share my opinions on the places & the restaurants I visit and, of course, the shopping I do. From reviewing running shoes to trying out scuba gear, from testing gadgets to sharing touristy tips, you should find something here to interest you. If not - tell me!