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What’s new on The Good Life With IQ: December 2018 | Plus, the best of 2018

Motorcycling through southern Rajasthan; my second peer-nominated blogger award; a review of a very handy lens for DSLRs; and a detailed post of our Jaipur experience; all on The Good Life With IQ in December 2018. And a recap of the most popular posts of the year.

Blog posts in December 2018

Video diary: Southern Rajasthan on two wheels

Motorcycle on bumpy road - Southern Rajasthan on two wheels

Our motorcycle tour through southern Rajasthan covered Jaipur, Ranthambhore, Bundi, Chittorgarh and Udaipur. Here’s a quick video with the highlights.


Nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award!

sunshine-blogger-award

Being nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award would have been an honour even on its own. But coming close on the heels of my first-ever blogger award nomination last month makes this nomination extra special! My post on this award has more details.


Review: Tamron 18-400 mm f/3.5-6.3 zoom lens

Tamron 18-400 review - Chai in Udaipur

The Tamron 18-400 mm zoom lens is a great all-in-one lens for mid-level photographers who like both close-ups and wide-angles; who don’t feel like burning a hole in their pocket; and who don’t like switching lenses all the time. And who don’t mind sacrificing a bit of image quality in the bargain. Here’s a my detailed review of this lens.


Jaipur: Our motorcycle tour kicks off

Watchtowers, Amer, Jaipur

When we planned our two-week Rajasthan motorcycle tour, we made sure to be in Jaipur around Diwali time. The city is famous for its decorations during the ‘festival of lights’, and we weren’t disappointed. Read more about our Jaipur experience.


Videos in December 2018

Southern Rajasthan on two wheels: Two weeks, five destinations, one motorcycle

Check out my YouTube channel for more videos.

Also read: What’s new on The Good Life With IQ: November 2018


Recap: The best of 2018

Of all the thousands of page views on The Good Life With IQ in 2018, these 10 posts got the lion’s share. Check them out and see why.

How we planned our Lakshadweep holiday

Lakshadweep - Chicken neck beach, Kavaratti


6 unexpectedly great restaurants for vegetarians in Hyderabad

Good restaurants for veg food - Conçu tortellini


Things to do on the weekend in Hyderabad: 6 great day-trips around the city

Laknavaram lake, Warangal, Telangana, India


The forgotten Paigah necropolis is a must-see in Hyderabad

Capstone of a grave at the Paigah tombs of Hyderabad, India against a carved marble lattice


Things to do on the weekend in Hyderabad: The outer ramparts of Golconda Fort

Ramparts and moat at petla burj - The outer ramparts of Golconda Fort


A hidden gem in Kampala: Kardamom & Koffee

Koffee & Kardamom: A hidden gem in Kampala


Our incredible holiday in mysterious Lakshadweep

Sunset at Thinnakara island, Lakshadweep, India


4 more unexpectedly great restaurants for vegetarians in Hyderabad

Veg mezze platter at All Seasons, Hyderabad, India. Falafel, pita bread, mouttabel, fattoush, hummus


Video guide: How to start planning your Lakshadweep holiday

Video guide: Getting started on planning your Lakshadweep holiday


4 reasons why you should stay in Agonda on your next Goa trip

Palm trees on Cabo de Rama beach, Goa, India


Here’s looking forward to an even more epic 2019. Happy new year!

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