Please tell us when you started your blog, what inspired you to start blogging & anything about your blog you want to share.
I started my blog in September 2016, I quit my job then and wanted to do something I love and I realized that food and travel were a major part of my life that I enjoyed. I’m also a very critical as a person and always strive for improvement, so I mind mapped everything and came up with the idea of a review website related to food and travel. I came up with a lot of names but at the end went with my first thought that’s panda reviews, but the domain wasn’t available so I went with a z instead and hitted PandaReviewz.com
Do you have any tips for our readers that want to start blogging?
It is not an easy task, looks easy but there is a lot of hard work that goes in the background of each post. So make sure you absolutely want to take up blogging before heading into it and Good luck.
Have you got any exciting travel plans for this year or planned? If so where are you going? Tell us about it.
I never really make plans, all my travels are spontaneous and random. But I do have a wish list for this year which I believe I will do, that’s for Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia/Singapore.
Do you have any useful apps you use to plan your trips? If so which ones do you recommend & why?
Google maps and Google search, lol. Google is my best friend. And then I use goibibo for all my bookings and booking.com as well. I also check skyscanner for cheapest deals.
What’s been some of the best places you have visited / travelled to? Why did you like these places?
I love Auroville, it’s an experimental town close to Pondicherry. It’s very different from any other place I have ever seen, it’s truly unique and experimental. Fell in love with the place. I love it because of the environment, ifs close to nature, it is kind of a jungle and has the concept of organic and sustainable living.
What’s your favourite city?
Many, but Auroville. Its an experimental town and has amazing and new things to explore.
Star of the city is the matrimandir. Auroville is located close to Pondicherry.
What’s your favourite beach destinations & why / where were they?
Goa! Beautiful place with amazing hidden beaches.
Do you have travel tips for our readers?
1.Always carry mosquito repellent lol.
2. Travel slow, enjoy the place and fully live it..not just hop on from one to another.
3. Always and always pack light.
Best places for shopping, from the places you have visited? Any great finds? If so where?
Goaaaa! Lots of amazing things over there and for real cheap. The mapusa market is a really good one.
What’s on your bucket list?
Europe! I want to backpack entire Europe.
Favourite travel quote? Or a quote you have made?
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page”
Have you had any scary travel moments? Is so what happened?
Yes once I went to a haunted place and I was freaked out, it was Bhangarh in Rajasthan.
What’s been some great places with food you have loved? (Where was it & what did you have)
Delhi – for amazing Street food. Must tries are Pani Puri and Chole Bhature.
What has travel taught you?
That solitude is a bliss and also on the other hand, meeting new people and travellers and talking to them helps me gain a lot of knowledge.
Life is amazing and should live it to the fullest doing what we love than just worrying about things. 🙂
Three things you always pack?
Mosquito repellent, because they’re many and they can be dangerous in India.
A tool kit, it’s always useful at some point.
A knife, you never know how you’ll use it, HaHa.
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